Shall We Dance is composed by George Gershwin with Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It comes from the 1937 film score of the same title. The stars of the film were the dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The score of Shall We Dance is probably the largest source of Gershwin orchestral works unavailable to the general public, at least since the advent of modern stereo recording techniques in the 1950s. I was first introduced to this song while performing in a dinner theatre production called “Rhapsody in Blue” which was a revue featuring all Gershwin compositions. The Music Director for that show was John Austin Butsch. During and after the production of “Rhapsody in Blue” John and I became near and dear friends and we went on to collaborate on several other productions and recordings. The John Austin Butsch arrangement of Shall We Dance is the foundation of the remixes featured on the EP which is now available for listening on SOUNDCLOUD. Arranger and Mixer Andre Wening took the vocals from the original arrangements and built the remix versions around those vocals from the Butsch recording. Maestro Alex Leonard brought the song back to its original and intended arrangement by Gershwin. That acoustic version can be heard on the EP as well as seen and heard on You Tube.