Darryl Retter

Darryl Retter

ENTREPRENEUR, CEO MUSICWORKS UNLIMITED, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCER, DANCE EDUCATOR, MASTER TEACHER, STUDIO OWNER, DANCE TEACHER ADVOCATE, STUDIO BUSINESS STRATEGIST, SONGWRITER, AUTHOR

Darryl Retter is president and creative director of MusicWorks Unlimited ~ The Ultimate Dance Teacher Resource Company. He has empowered and supplied the “tools of the trade" needed for studio owner success and significance across the globe. Over the past four+ decades, his unwavering commitment to producing creative, age-appropriate, and exciting materials continues to elevate and inspire dancers, dance educators, and dance advocates.

Mr Retter is an esteemed industry professional and has performed in movies, sitcoms, music videos, and live performances in both Ballet and Jazz concerts. He is a respected master teacher, a teacher to teachers, and is nationally recognized by Dance Masters of America, Professional Dance Teachers Association, Joe Tremaine Conventions, Adrenaline Conventions, Dance Makers Convention, Hollywood Vibe Convention, and Hoctor’s Dance Caravan to name a few. He continues to guide and consult prominent studio owners across the US, Canada, and abroad. 

Darryl and his wife Linda operated Retters Academy of Dance in Los Angeles for over three decades. Their renowned studio received numerous regional and national accolades and acclaim, including Top 5 Dance Studios in LA. This dynamic duo has been featured in publications Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Dance and Fitness, and Dance Teacher Now. The Retters graced the cover of Dancer magazine in a feature spread that highlighted their undeniable influence in the dance industry. Darryl Retter produced Dance Teacher Connection (DTC), a teacher-only event providing much-needed connections, materials, products, and classes to motivate, educate and empower dance educators.

Mr Retter takes great pride in producing and/or presenting the nation's top dance educator’s works, choreography, and syllabi through his MusicWorks Company. He is honored to continue the legacy of his mentor and lifelong friend - Mr Al Gilbert. In doing so, provide the dance nation with Mr. Gilbert’s one-of-a-kind graded Tap Syllabus and his classic and timeless collection of songs and dances.

Darryl Retter is a dance teacher advocate. He knows what studio owners need to be successful. His Tap/Jazz/Lyrical Dances, Tap/Jazz/Lyrical Technique, Dance Class Plans, Business Classes, & MORE are creative, artistic, wholesome, and valuable materials and products for dance educators. Daughter Renata inspires him daily. Go Forth and Be Brilliant”.
Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie by Darryl Retter is an easy grade 3 tap routine for your dancers entering the intermediate level of tap...
$29.99
Tip Tapping by Darryl Retter is a grade 4 tap dance for your 10-11-year-old dancers. This song has a fun...
$29.99
Reach by Darryl Retter is a grade 2 tap dance perfect for your 7-9-year-old tappers. "Reach for the Stars" is...
$29.99
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree (Electro Swing) by Darryl Retter is a grade 2 tap dance for your 7-9-year-old...
$29.99
Sunny Side of the Street (Electro Mix) by Darryl Retter is a high beginner tap dance (Gr 2) for your...
$29.99
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Electro Swing) by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate tap dance (Gr 3) that...
$29.99
Let’s Face It I’m Cute by Darryl Retter is an intermediate tap dance (Gr 4) for your 10-12-year-old tappers. (2:39/136...
$29.99
Swing Set by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate tap dance (Gr 3) for your 9-11-year-old tappers. This is a...
$29.99
So Long Toots by Darryl Retter is a high beginner tap dance (Gr 2) with a wooden suitcase *prop that...
$29.99
Everybody Posin’ by Darryl Retter is an intermediate tap dance (Gr 4) for your grade 10-12-year-old tappers. Originally released in 1941,...
$29.99
Rainbow Connection by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate lyrical dance that is perfect for 9-11-year-old dancers. The song has...
$29.99
Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe by Darryl Retter is a high beginner tap dance ( Gr 2) for your...
$29.99
Indescribable by Darryl Retter is an intermediate tap dance (Gr 4) for your 11-14-year-old dancers. This is a song about...
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In The Mood (Again) by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate Tap Dance (Gr. 3) created for your 9-11-year-old students...
$29.99
I’m In Love by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate tap dance (Gr 3) for your 10-12-year-old dancers. This is...
$29.99
Smile by Darryl Retter is an intermediate tap dance (Gr. 4) created for your 11-to 13-year-old tappers. This is a...
$29.99
Wings To Fly by Darryl Retter is a low Intermediate lyrical dance created for your 9-11-year-old dancers. This dance is...
$29.99
I Just Wanted You To Know by Darryl Retter is a solid Intermediate Lyrical dance created for your 11-13-year-old dancers. This...
$29.99
Follow Your Heart by Darryl Retter is a solid intermediate tap dance (Gr. 4) created for your 11-to 13-year-old dancers. This...
$29.99
So Good by Darryl Retter is an Advanced Tap Dance (Gr. 5) created for your 13-16-year-old tappers. This is a bit...
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Everything Will Be Alright by Darryl Retter is a Low Intermediate Tap Dance (Gr. 3) created for your 9-11-year-old dancers....
$29.99
I’m Feelin’ Lucky is a low intermediate Tap Dance (Gr. 3) by Darryl Retter, created for your 9-11-year-old dancers. This...
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Every Day by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate lyrical dance with which your 9- to 12-year-olds will really connect. This...
$29.99
You Take You There by Darryl Retter is a low intermediate lyrical dance perfect for your 9- to 12-year-old dancers....
$29.99
Got Me Feelin’ Good is a Solid Intermediate Tap Dance (Gr. 4) by Darryl Retter, created for your 11-13-year-old dancers. This...
$29.99
Together We Are One by Darryl Retter is a solid intermediate lyrical dance created for your 11-to 13-year-old dancers. (This...
$29.99
Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Darryl Retter is an advanced, grade 6-7 tap routine. Perfect for your advanced tappers. You know...
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Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Beginner Tap Class Plans - Week 1, Month 1 is based on...
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Beginner Tap Dance Class Plans, Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Beginner Tap Dance Class Plans by Darryl Retter gives you four weeks...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 2 Tap, Bundle 1 by Darryl Retter is based on...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 3 Tap Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Tap 3, Month 1 is based on Al...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 3 Tap, Bundle 1 by Darryl Retter includes lesson plans 1-5....
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 3 Tap Month 6 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Grade 3 Month 6 is based on Al Gilbert’s Grade 3...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 3 Tap, Bundle 2 includes lesson plans 6-10. This technique...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 4 Tap Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Tap 4 Month 1 is based on Al Gilbert’s Grade...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 4 Tap, Bundle 1 includes lesson plans 1-5. This technique...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 4 Tap Month 6 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans Tap 4, Month 6 is based on Al Gilbert’s...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 4 Tap, Bundle 2 by Darryl Retter includes lesson plans...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 5 Tap Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Tap 5 Month 1 is based on Al...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 5 Tap, Bundle 1 includes lesson plans 1-5. This technique...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Grd 6 Tap Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Tap 6 Month 1 is based on Al...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Grade 6 Tap, Bundle 1 includes lesson plans 1-5. This technique...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Low Intermediate Lyrical Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plass, Low Intermediate Lyrical Month 1 is based on...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Low Intermediate Lyrical, Bundle 1 includes lesson plans 1-5. This technique...
$89.99
Dance Class Plans, Intermediate Lyrical, Month 1 Sale
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Dance Class Plans, Intermediate Lyrical Month 1 is based on Darryl...
$4.95 $19.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. Intermediate Lyrical, Bundle 1 includes lesson plans 1-5. Based on Darryl...
$89.99
Please download to a computer, not a mobile device. What Darryl offers in this business class is one of the...
$39.97
Danceography on Jazz, Vol. 8, offers three jazz dances by Darryl Retter. Everything has been "dance studio-tested" and "dance recital tested,"...
$59.97
Danceography on Lyrical, Vol. 8, offers three lyrical dances by Darryl Retter. Everything has been "dance studio-tested" and "dance recital tested," so you...
$59.97
Danceography on Tap, Vol. 8, offers three tap dances by Darryl Retter. Everything has been "dance studio-tested" and "dance recital tested,"...
$59.97