DanceMaster 4+

A music player for rehearsal

David Starke

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings
    • $19.99


DanceMaster is a music player designed for rehearsal.

When you rehearse, you often need to play part of a piece of music over and over again, and you need to be able to quickly jump to important points in the piece. DanceMaster is optimized to help you easily break down, practice, memorize, and teach choreographies.


Every time you pause the music, DanceMaster returns to the last place you started playing. This makes it easy to practice to a section of the music over and over again.


DanceMaster allows you to set cues in the music that you can easily jump to at any time. In addition, you can add a configurable lead-in time to all cues in a choreography. The lead-in time sets the jump point for each cue a little before the actual cue time, giving you time to count in, but keeping your cue marks where they should be.


You can easily change the tempo of the song for a choreography. Tempo adjustment can be turned on and off without losing the selected tempo, which is great for switching between rehearsal and performance tempos.

If you supply the original tempo for a piece of music (either via the "BPM" field in iTunes, or by setting it directly in the app), DanceMaster will show you tempo adjustments and cue lead-ins in beats instead of seconds.


DanceMaster includes an Apple Watch app that allows you to control the music, jump to defined cues, and even change the tempo without having to go back to your phone. It's perfect for active rehearsals. DanceMaster also works with Control Center and can be controlled with any remote that works with iOS, including the standard iPhone earbud controls and external Bluetooth remotes.


To help you memorize a choreography, DanceMaster can speak your cue names during playback, so you don't need to look at the screen or your notes while you rehearse.


If you have any feedback or questions, we'd love to hear from you! You can reach us by email at, or on Twitter at @dancemasterapp.

What’s New

Version 2.6

Fixes a problem that could cause a crash on launch in iPadOS 14.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

TreyMcIntyre ,

Thank you for this app

This fills such a huge need and I feel like I’ve been searching forever for just this very app. Very easy to use. It saves so much time in the studio. I work with companies all over the world and have never seen a better use of technology for productivity. Thank you!

Zap312 ,

This is so f%#$ amazing!!!

I just discovered this app. I have needed this tool for the last 17 years of my dance career. It is clear and easy to use, it's like the designer read my mind and designed this to meet my every need.

Lios010 ,

Apple Music Support

Hi, could you update the app so that we can use our Apple Music (subscription) downloads?


Developer Response ,

I'm sorry that you experienced this issue. Thank you for reporting it. I've just released a new version that fixes this issue.

App Privacy

The developer, David Starke, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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