Jazz Dance Videos and DVD
Jazz Dance Video - jazz for children, musical theatre dance, Bob Rizzo and Ray Leeper.
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Bob Rizzo's The Competitive Edge: Dance Competition Advice From The Pros! DVD
Bob Rizzo and 10 of America's top judges give you tips on how to win at your next dance competition! Go behind the judges table and learn what it takes to make your next routine a platinum! Get helpful hints on choreography, costumes, music, make-up, performance, benefits of competition, attitude and much more.
Includes as a special bonus - excerpts from an award winning routine. A great resource for teachers, students and parents. Starring Frank Hatchett, Germaine Salsberg, Charles Kelley, Judy Ann Bassing, E.Laura Hausmann, Tony Bougiouris, Nancy Lemenager, Christopher Gattelli, Rachelle Rak, and Suzy Benzinger.
Christopher Gattelli recently won the Tony Award for Best Choreography for Newsies on Broadway. His choreography has also been featured in the following Broadway Shows: South Pacific, Godspell, Women On The Verge, High Fidelity and Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me.
Frank Hatchett has choreographed for all aspects of the entertainment industry. ABC’s Good Morning America dubbed him “The Doctor of Jazz.” CNBC’s television documentary, Real Stories featured a series on Frank, which later won an Emmy Award. Mr. Hatchett has also been featured on MTV’s The Real World, and VH1’s Driven.
Rachelle Rak has starred on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Look Of Love, Cats, Starlight Express, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Fosse, Thou Shalt Not and Oklahoma! as well as being featured in the documentary Every Little Step. Rachelle was presented with the award for outstanding achievement in the world of dance from Dance Educators of America.
Suzy Benzinger was the costume designer on Broadway for Miss Saigon, Movin' Out and Saturday Night Fever. She has also done the costume designs for three Woody Allen Films: Celebrity, Don't Drink The Water, and Deconstructing Harry. Germaine Salsberg has been on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center for almost 20 years. She is famous for teaching good technique at all levels. Her students include cast members of Broadway shows, National tours, tap companies, as well as people who simply “love to tap.”
Judy Ann Bassing is the recipient of six Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards for outstanding choreography and directing a San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for the production of "Sugar" presented at the Lawrence Welk Theatre. Judy teaches tap dance internationally.
Charles Kelley is presently the President of Dance Educators of America. He has taught dance in New York City for over 30 years and has an international reputation as a "teacher's teacher." His students, who number in the thousands, have gone to careers in Films, TV, Broadway Musicals and as teachers of Dance.
Tony Bougiouris is presently a principal dancer with Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. He attended The Juilliard School in New York City and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts. While at Juilliard, Anthony performed the works of Robert Battle, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, Adam Hougland, and Jose Limon.
Nancy Lemenager starred on Broadway in Chicago and Never Gonna Dance. She also danced in the Broadway productions of Kiss Me Kate, Dream, Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed.
E. Laura Hausmann has received the President’s Award for excellence in the teaching of the performing arts. Laura has been an Assistant Professor in the Dance Major Program at New York University for over 20 years teaching all levels of classical ballet.
60 mins. (2012)
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Broadway Dance Center: Takes on Theatre Dance DVD
With Eugene Fleming, Danny Herman and Andy Blankenbuehler.
Andy Blankenbuehler: A Vaudeville Charleston is a dynamic theatre dance style incorporating the energy and performance of classic musical comedy. This dance, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, focuses on personifying the sharp, humorous and exciting accents and rhythms of this particular period of music.
Isolating tight drum hits, lengthening through the long wail of a trombone, or shaking to match the syncopation of a piano run, this choreography offers the dancer a clear blueprint for building an exciting performance from the 1920's.
This choreography is best suited for the intermediate to advanced dancer.
Eugene Fleming: Enjoy the innovative choreography of Eugene Fleming whose Broadway career spans more than a decade. This Savoy Strut is a combination which captures the very essence of theatre dance.
The Strut is reminiscent of the 1940's when Harlem was in its heyday. Its smooth, sleek, tight movements allow the dancer to express the exuberance of the era.
This choreography is best suited for the beginner to intermediate dancer.
Danny Herman: Danny Herman teaches a classic jazz combination that is a tribute to the legendary Jack Cole, the choreographer who virtually invented the theatrical jazz dance idiom.
Mr. Cole developed an entirely personal mode of jazz-ethnic-ballet that prevails as the dominant look of and technique for American show dance. Jack Cole's unmistakable style endures in the work of Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Peter Gennaro, Michael Bennett, Matt Maddox, Tommy Tune and countless dancers and choreographers.
Develop your knowledge, skill, discipline, enthusiasm, stamina, body strength and understanding of comedic movement.
This choreography is suited for the intermediate to advanced dancer.
80 mins. (2009)
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Bob Rizzo’s Contemporary Jazz with Albert Cattafi DVD
With celebrated dance reality television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, contemporary dance has become more popular than ever!
On this DVD, award-winning dancer and choreographer Albert Cattafi introduces you to his energetic style of contemporary jazz.
Albert will guide you through "across the floor" combinations, floor work, improvisational skills, and two routines for intermediate and advanced levels. Albert emphasizes musicality, level changes and dynamics throughout his innovative choreography. All steps are broken down slowly and the choreography sections are shown from the back for easier learning.
For intermediate and advanced dancers.
Albert Cattafi is proud to have held the title of Mr. Dance Of America and has trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC. He’s assisted and danced for Emmy award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels, and toured the US and Europe in A Few Good Men … Dancin’. He recently danced in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood for Tony award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell and is presently dancing in Rasta Thomas’s Bad Boys of Dance.
60 mins. (2009)
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The Spirit Moves 3-Vol. DVD Set
This rare cultural treasure, The Spirit Moves (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) is now available on DVD. This 2-hour film documentary is the most extensive video encyclopedia from 1900 to the 1980s.
The Spirit Moves traces the evolution of African American dance in urban America. It was recorded and created over a period of thirty years by Mura Dehn, a European filmmaker who recognized and recorded the vital contribution of African American dance to the Jazz scene and thus, to our cultural heritage.
The chronicle of these 20th century dance fads is essential for dance and music research, as well as for the exploration of our social and cultural history.
Shown with its original editing, this DVD contains the only footage of this kind still in existence.
The Spirit Moves is a rare and vital social document providing a living record of the men and women who forged American social dance styles into an improvisational art form. Previously, it was only available for viewing at the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library, or on VHS to a select group of swing dance aficionados.
The Spirit Moves is such an important archive that Dancetime Publications is now making it available to libraries, schools, dance aficionados, and scholars throughout the United States and across the globe.
Part 1: Jazz Dance from the Turn of the Century to 1950 - Filmed in a studio setting, Part 1 contains demonstrations of ragtime and jazz dances by artists at the Savoy including James Berry, Pepsi Bethel, Teddy Brown, Sandra Gibson, Leon James, Al Minns and Frankie Manning.
Dances include the Cakewalk and Charleston Black Bottom, Susie Q, Shake Blues, Gutbucket Blues, Trunky Doo, Big Apple and some aerial Lindy Hop (45 mins).
Part 2: Savoy Ballroom of Harlem, 1950's - Filmed at the Savoy Ballroom in the 1950's, Part 2 features footage of dancing by the general public. This is important because the 'public' includes Al Minns and Leon James.
Part 2 includes Bebop, Lindy, Shim Sham, Charleston, and an aerial Lindy contest for the Harvest Moon Ball Championships (30 mins).
Part 3: Postwar Era, 1950s-1980s - Filmed at P.S. 28 (Brooklyn) and at the Palladium (New York), Part 3 features dances from the ‘Bebop Era’ the Flying Home Harlem Style, Bebop improvisations, the Mambo and an Applejack Challenge, danced by Teddy Brown, Sugar Sullivan, Jack Asquiew, Leroy Appens, Tandaleo and Jackie, plus others (40 mins).
125 mins. total. (2008)
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Broadway Dance Center: Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD
The Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD is a must-have guide for dancers who want to take it to the next level.
Join us as Toni Branner, exercise physiologist, author, and (most importantly) mother of a dancer, presents the latest research on free radical damage and oxidative stress in dancers and athletes.
Develop your free radical defense system by eating foods with the right nutrients. Learn real and simple solutions to improve your family’s nutrition. Prevent disease, enhance your immune system, and achieve optimal health.
Research regarding the prevention of memory loss, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging will be shared.
This is your chance to impact your future and your dancer’s future in the most meaningful way.
65 mins. (2009)
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Bob Rizzo's Jazz it Up Video
Lyrical Jazz Video