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Broadway Dance Center
A teacher’s most valuable resources are the tiniest dancers who toddle through the door. Teaching and keeping them is one of the foremost challenges of dance education.
Veteran studio owner and teacher, Toni Noblett, will guide you through those first daunting days of class with advice and ideas that are practical, honest, and inventive. This video will give you the basic tools to plan a curriculum that features creative movement as the initial course of study for beginning dancers.
It features games that will equip the youngest students to function in next year’s tap, ballet, or jazz dance class, and it encourages you to allow children to be children for at least another year.
Toni Noblett’s background in dance education is substantial. For twenty-six years she ran a studio in Roxboro, North Carolina where dance classes for children and adults were crafted to instil an appreciation for the arts, self-discipline and respect. Classes included children with special needs, and these children became her mentors.
Since 1989 Ms. Noblett has been on the staff of Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute in New York City. In 1998 she conceived and locally produced a project featured on CBS’s “Sunday Morning with Bill Geist.”
She has taught children’s tap at BDC, and presently teaches for Rosie O’Donnell’s “Rosie’s Broadway Kids.” Her two children, Casey Noblett Callahan and Cassidy Noblett, are professional dancers and respected teachers.
60 mins. (2009)
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)
Train with legendary dancer, Desmond Richardson, as he shares with you the sister video to Contemporary Dance and Improvisation Volume I.
Co-Artistic Director of Complexions Dance Company, Desmond teaches you another explosive contemporary dance combination.
Continue to learn how to incorporate improvisation into your movement with detailed explanations and breath-taking demonstrations.
Improvisational skills are very important as they are used in dance classes, auditions and often required in professional jobs. Enjoy the unique opportunity to watch Desmond dance the movement the way he envisions it.
This is a “must have” for any serious dancer’s library.
Video: 50 mins. (2009)
Be the Music in Hip Hop DVD from Broadway Dance Center explores how music is the foundation for all Hip Hop movement.
Jared Grimes emphasizes the use of how specific musical instruments enhance the different textures within the music, and directly inspire the choreography.
The first combo, “Hittin',” will develop your strength in accenting movements for impact and precision. The second combo, “Southern Groove,” will teach you how to be strong and smooth while executing intricate movements. Lastly, “To the floor,” will allow you to simply throw down, using every feel possible within the music to express yourself and just have a good time.
Jared’s lesson is sure to make you a better dancer. Always let the music be your guide!
Video: 60 mins. (2009)
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.
Video: 65 mins. (2009)
In this video Ephrat Asherie will teach you the foundations of b-boying/b-girling (a dance also known as breaking), including freezes, top rock, drops to the floor, basic footwork steps and patterns. You will be introduced to steps such as the 6-step, the baby swipe, the chair freeze and much more.
Ephrat’s easy going style will help you learn how to feel more comfortable free-styling. With time and practice, you will add your own flava to these steps and keep them as part of your growing dance vocabulary, enriching your work as a dancer and giving you a strong base from which to begin your training in this raw and powerful dance.
Ephrat has trained extensively in ballet and modern dance, but has found her calling in the street dance forms of b-girling (breaking), hip-hop and house. She has performed throughout the US, Italy and Peru and is co-founder of the Concrete Soul Dance Company. Ephrat has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central and Fox and has been featured in Dance Spirit Magazine, Suede Magazine and the We B*Girlz book. Ephrat was awarded a grant from the Puffin foundation for the founding of a hip-hop dance program at the Grant Houses After-School Program in Harlem, New York.
Video: 60 mins. (2006) Ephrat Asherie
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