yvonne, my brain is not a whole lot clearer now than it was earlier (!) but i'd better take a stab at it, or you might get impatient...<P>i think i remember asking for pieces of the length you are after, which had a moderate tempo, and a strong clear beat. given the ages of the children you need this for, polkas will be good, so may steady waltzes.<P>quite a few chopin waltzes are suitable. they should be easy to find, but i always stay away from the very recogniseable 'ballet' ones (e.g. sylphides).<P>there are LOTS of short tchaikovsky piano pieces which don't sound too grand for young children. in particular, the Album for Children Opus 39, consists of 24 short pieces, all < 3 mins and most < 2 mins. in fact, some may be too short.<P>there is also his 'The Seasons' Opus 37b, consisting of 12 pieces all approximately 2 to 5 minutes. Arte Nova Classics released these two works together on 1 CD, played by Arkady Sevidov - worth ordering, i think you will find.<P>some ballet music from operas is useful - i found some i used by rossini.<P>i also found a few nice selections from a modern composition which was composed by carl davis for northern ballet's 'A Christmas Carol' - bot not enough that i'd suggest you go out and buy it. if you see 'Twentieth Century English Ballets' by Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra (CD by Naxos), you might want to listen to it...<P>ross alley (ex pianist at the RBS) put out a cassette years ago, with suitable selections, mostly i think ballet music from opera - you could phone dancebooks, for example, or check their website, and see if they still sell that or know someone she does (NOT the CLASS music from opera, that's a different tape). some of the composers i remember were giorza, hervé and de wenzel.<P>good luck!<P>if you come up with anything different, maybe YOU could let US know?