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Instructional Jazz Dance Videos, DVDs and Music CD

Jazz dance videos and DVD, learn the latest Broadway moves, hot routines for jazz, lyrical & funk or let Bob Rizzo teach you over 50 turns and jumps variations. Instructional jazz dancing videos by Bob Rizzo, Ray Leeper, Cathy Roe, Janet Roston, Rhonda Miller, Terry Schulke, Rosemary Boross, Christopher Gattelli, Miss Christie and Gus Giordano.

Bob Rizzo’s The Competitive Edge: Dance Competition Advice From The Pros! DVD

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.

Street Funk Volume II with Joe Loera DVD

Street Funk Volume II with Joe Loera DVD

This is the sister DVD to Street Funk Vol. I. Join Joe Loera as he and his dancers teach you sports infused, high-energy dance combinations that anyone can do!

Created for the beginner and novice alike, this Street Funk DVD provides world-class choreography and dance instruction only Tezoro Productions can provide. Shot from several camera angles, learn four combos as if you were in the class with Joe and his dancers. Become a better and smarter dancer through understanding the marriage between musicality, technique and transitions. You will be introduced to the basics of the Street Funk style combining the classic jazz foundation and urban styles of hip hop. Relax your mind and get ready for this adrenaline pumping style of movement.

Joe Loera is the founder of 2inspire Productions, LLC, a specialized production company that develops cutting-edge projects that educate, challenge, and inspire kids, teens and young adults to live their dream! Joe has co-written and produced the off-Broadway shows "Us," "Break Through," and "Champions" as well as two documentaries currently in production, "Soul Escape" and "Driven."

He currently produces motivational teen programming for television in Los Angeles, California. Joe travels throughout the United States and abroad teaching, choreographing and mentoring tens of thousands of young students for two of the top dance conventions in the nation, L.A. Dance Magic and L.A. Underground.

Joe is the founder and producer of “kamp NYC”, the most intensive, innovative musical theatre camp in New York City for talented young singers, actors and dancers 12-17 years of age.

HOPSDance Volume I with Tyce Diorio and Krista Saab DVD

HOPSDance Volume I with Tyce Diorio and Krista Saab DVD

HOPSDance and Dance Mix are unique dance instructional programs that incorporate creative staging as a road-map for learning. If you have ever played any dance platform games or want to learn to dance, you may notice one thing is missing.... live instruction. This is where HOPSDance is unique. You receive live dance instruction to help you better understand and learn the fundamental basics of dance!

Ideal for the beginner dancer and a great tool for teaching kids, HOPSDance will introduce you to different styles in a way that's fun, creative and easy to grasp. Tyce Diorio and Krista Saab will take you through combinations in jazz, hip hop, theatre and Latin Dance using the mats in various formations to help guide the steps and teach you spacial awareness.

They'll also take you through basic across the floor progressions to introduce some fundamental technique. Learn from them and then challenge yourself to be the choreographer! You have the freedom to place the mats in many different formations and create patterns that are visually breath-taking. Great for large group numbers!

HOPSDance is a fun and energetic program that gets your heart-rate up and your body moving in an innovative new way. As per Tyce and Krista's instruction on the DVD, you can: 1.) Use a HOPSports mat; 2.) Tape your floor in the configuration of the mats or even just make X's on your floor; or 3.) Learn and perform the Choreography without the boundries of the mat. NOTE! All the choreography can be learned and performed without the HOPSports Mats as well!

Tyce Diorio has danced with notable artists such as Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Samantha Mumba, and Ricky Martin. He was a featured dancer on The American Music Awards, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Saturday Night Live and performed as a soloist in the hit Broadway show "Fosse". Some of Tyce's TV and film credits include, Showgirls, Starsky and Hutch, 13 going on 30, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. He had the opportunity to be featured in the U2 iPod commercial featuring their hit song “Vertigo.” Tyce has also been a featured Choreographer for the FOX Summer Sensation “So You Think You Can Dance" and is on faculty with THE PULSE ON TOUR.

Krista Saab is originally from Toronto, Canada. She has been a Radio City Rockette in NYC for 5 years and is currently performing in the Revival of "Pal Joey" on Broadway. Select credits with the Rockettes include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Krista’s career in both concert dance and theatre has taken her around the world performing in shows such as “Camelot –PBS Live From LincolnCenter”, “Carnival”, “42nd St.” and the Ovation Award winning cast of “Crazy for You”. She has taught workshops at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and has worked with legendary performers such as Stevie Wonder, Hinton Battle, Jason Alexander, Stockard Channing and Gabriel Byrne. Krista can also be seen as a dancer in the feature films “The Great Observer” and “American Gangster”.

Broadway Dance Center: Takes on Theatre Dance DVD

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.

Bob Rizzo’s Contemporary Jazz with Albert Cattafi DVD

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.

The Spirit Moves 3-Vol. DVD Set

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).

Broadway Dance Center: Care and Feeding of a Dancer DVD

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.

Bob Rizzo's Jazz Dances for Kids & Teens DVD

Jazz Dances for Kids & Teens

Join Broadway instructor Bob Rizzo and his young dancers to learn four dynamic routines for beginner through advanced levels. There are a variety of styles including hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, and broadway!

Guest instructor Renee Rogers joins Bob to teach a high-energy advanced solo. Each routine is performed to music, followed by step-by-step breakdowns shown from the back.

Bob Rizzo has taught dance for the undergraduate program at New York University, Broadway Dance Center and at STEPS on Broadway. You've seen his dances in commercials for Levi's 501 Jeans, Kellogg's Pop Tarts and Teddy Grahams. He holds the distinction as choreographer for three New York City based soap operas: As The World Turns, All My Children and The Guiding Light. Bob was featured on the cover of Dance Teacher magazine, and is an active member on the Advisory Board of Dance Spirit magazine.

Bob Rizzo's Street Groove with Derek Mitchell DVD

Street Groove

A dynamic fusion of hip hop, jazz and street dance, Derek Mitchell's choreography is slick and stylish.

Learn three full length street jazz routines as Derek and his dancers teach you step-by-step each dance, slowly and clearly from the back. Derek's unique moves are tight, energetic and bursting with musicality.

There's something for every level of dancer as the routines are choreographed for advanced beginner through advanced levels.

Derek Mitchell teaches in New York City at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Derek has worked with Justin Timberlake and his dancers for Nickelodeon, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Swank, Britney Spears, JC Chasez, Kelis, Mary J. Blige and most notably Madonna and Missy Elliot's dancers in their Gap commercial. His dance classes have been profiled on numerous television shows and magazines, and he's won several choreography awards for his work.

Bob Rizzo's Music Jam CD Volume 3

Bob Rizzo's Music Jam CD Volume 3

Bob Rizzo presents his newest and coolest Music Jam yet!

This CD features all the music for the routines on the following DVDs: Jazz Dances for Kids & Teens with Bob Rizzo, Tap & Glide with Mark Goodman, and Street Groove with Derek Mitchell. In addition there are many more tracks of fully orchestrated music for use in class and routines.


Tinkerbell's Learn Jazz Step-By-Step DVD

Tinkerbell's Learn Jazz Step-By-Step

Tinkerbell Dance Studio™ is a dance series for kids that teaches basic introductory steps to beginner level dancers. The variety of DVDs in this series were specifically designed so every child can find a dance genre that excites them. This series is perfect for ages 4 and up, and with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-learn steps, children will look and feel like real dancers in no time!

In Tinkerbell Dance Studio Jazz, Leslea begins the program by teaching Step-Touch and Pivot. Next, you’ll learn Kick, Ball-Change and a Jazz Square. The 3rd section teaches Chassés and Hips with Passé. Finally you’ll learn Three Point Turns and Shimmies!

After all of these sections are complete, you’ll learn a routine that combines all of these dance moves together. That’s right! You’ll be ready for your very own recital, right in your own home! This fun beginner Jazz class is packed with all the basics and great music too!

Includes: A free step-by-step poster; repetition for easy learning; step-by-step instructions; great exercise; and other children in the class who are learning too.

Leslea Clark-Zinna is a dance instructor, performer, & fitness professional with over 25 years of dance experience. She has made a promotional appearance on Good Day New York and has trained at Broadway Dance Center as well as a variety of dance studios throughout the New York/New Jersey Area. Her dance training includes Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Ballroom, Ballet, Point, and Tap.

Jazz-A-Matazz with Bob Rizzo DVD

Jazz-A-Matazz Learn three full length routines for Jazz, Lyrical & Funk from popular New York City Jazz instructor Bob Rizzo.

Jam-packed with energetic choreography for Jazz, Funk, and Lyrical dance, Bob and his dancers teach you three new and diverse routines for the intermediate and advanced level dancer. Each routine is performed with music and then broken down into sections with the dancers facing away from the camera. A very easy to follow format as Bob guides you through each of the dances step-by-step! Educational, inspiring and entertaining.

Bob Rizzo has taught dance for the undergraduate program at New York University, Broadway Dance Center and at STEPS on Broadway. You've seen his dances in commercials for Levi's 501 Jeans, Kelloggs Pop Tarts and Teddy Grahams. He also holds the distinction as choreographer for three New York City based soap operas: As The World Turns, All My Children and The Guiding Light.

Music from this video available on the Music Jam CD Vol. 1 .

JAZZ x 3 with Bob Rizzo, Gregg Russell & Rhonda Miller DVD

JAZZ x 3This unique 90-minute, double length DVD is jam-packed with Jazz combinations and short routines designed for class and for use in choreography.

Renowned instructors Rhonda Miller, Gregg Russell and Bob Rizzo each take you through turns, jumps, kicks, floor work and more! From Bob’s Broadway jazz approach, to Rhonda’s contemporary edgy style, to Gregg’s high energy athletic style there’s something for everyone.

These combinations and routines are designed for the intermediate level dancer, but many of the progressions are also demonstrated for beginner and advanced.

Gregg Russell is an Emmy nominated choreographer, who's credits include commercials for Carvel Ice Cream and choreographer for the CBS soap opera “Bold and the Beautiful”. Gregg was also a guest performer and choreographer on the Disney show “Even Stevens” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Movie credits include “Newsies”, “Cats Don’t Dance” and “Clueless”, and as a guest on the show “3rd Rock from the Sun”. Gregg currently teaches at Edge Performing Arts in Hollywood.

Rhonda Miller's inventive and contemporary choreography has been featured in commercials, industrials, video and on stage for such Fortune 500 companies as Chrysler, Exxon, Warner Brothers, Toys ‘R Us, and Disney. TV credits include commercials for “1-800-Ask USPS”, “Uncle Wally’s General Store” and episodes of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show”, “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless”.

Bob Rizzo has taught dance for the undergraduate program at New York University, Broadway Dance Center and at STEPS on Broadway. You’ve seen his dances in commercials for Levi's 501 Jeans, Kellogg™s Pop Tarts and Teddy Grahams. He also holds the distinction as choreographer for three New York City based soap operas: As The World Turns, All My Children and The Guiding Light.

Broadway Dance Center: Lyrical Jazz DVD

Broadway Dance Center Lyrical JazzJoin one of today's most breathtaking performers, Joey Dowling, as she guides you toward mastering the art of lyrical jazz dance.

In this tape you will learn how to execute technical moves and perform seamless transitions that look effortless and feel organic. Through her choreography, you will become a better and smarter dancer by analyzing and understanding the marriage of musicality, fluidity, technique and transition.

The video contains three individual combinations, diverse in their style of movement. This video is for the intermediate to advanced dancer.

Joey's theatre credits include the National tour of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum playing Vibrata, GiGi, Soul Possessed, No Strings, and the Broadway show Dance of the Vampires with Michael Crawford.

After attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Joey toured with Mariah Carey on her Butterfly World Tour. She has performed on the VHI Vogue Fashion Awards with Macy Gray, the MTV Music Awards with Jennifer Lopez, and went to the Cannes Film Festival and performed with Nicole Kidman for the movie "Moulin Rouge."

She's appeared on "Sex & the City," "Cedric the Entertainer," and was a featured dancer in the movie "Chicago." Joey has juggled performing and choreographing all over the country, teaching people the secrets to being a working dancer.

Jazz Beats Hip Music CD

Jazz Beats Hip Dance Music CDFeel the rhythm, feel the beat! Jazz Beats is THE complete music CD you’ll need for your dance class. Whether it be Pop, Rock, Jazz or Lyrical; Jazz Beats will provide all the beats to keep your body movin’. Great for choreography and routines. This CD also includes the tracks used on the Strictly Jazz DVD directly above.

Broadway Dance Center: Latin Jazz Dance and Intro to Partnering DVD

Broadway Dance Center Latin Jazz Dance and Intro to PartneringFor all levels. Maria Torres is world renowned for her innovative Latin Jazz choreography. This video introduces the art of Latin motion, rhythm, and style, while utilizing the Jazz foundation. Maria will show you how to isolate and control Afro-Cuban/Latin body motions, as well as Jazz techniques with precision, strength and clarity.

In this video, Maria and her dancers introduce you to basic elements, turn techniques, and teach you one of Maria’s original Latin Jazz combinations. With this instruction, you will learn the importance of musicality and timing used in this extremely popular Salsa/Mambo style.

Maria Torres has worked extensively in theatre, film, TV and video. As a performer, she starred in the Broadway Show "Swing" and was featured in the film "Dance with Me." Maria choreographed the off-Broadway shows "The Donkey Show," "4 Guys named Jose," "Latin Heat" and "Best of Both Worlds." Other projects include: NBC Radio City Gala, Jay Leno with Lou BEGA, HBO, Burger King, Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos" video, DLG "No Morira" and John Leguizamo in "Sueno," that premiered at The Latino Film Festival. Maria has coached and taught all over the world at some of the most prestigious schools in the US including Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Dance New York - Jazz with Bob Rizzo DVD

Dance New York Jazz with Bob RizzoIn this "JAZZ DANCE" video, Bob and his talented dancers will teach and entertain you with three full length pieces of choreography. Each routine is designed for a specific level and is broken down into easy to follow segments.

Beginner - Get into the "groove" with a fun routine featuring three dancers combining basic steps with lots of style and pizzazz!
Intermediate - Jive to the jitterbug as Bob's choreography incorporates the elements of 40's jazz, show dance, and partnering!
Advanced - The accomplished dancer gets to strut their stuff with sassy and smooth moves in this beautifully choreographed piece.

Bob Rizzo teaches dance for the undergraduate program at New York University and at STEPS on Broadway. He has choreographed for the New York Stage, National Tours, Stock, Dinner Theater, Commercials, Industrials and Television. In addition, he teaches professional dance classes throughout the United States and Europe.

Music from this video available on the Music Jam CD Vol. 1 .

Competition Choreography DVD

Competition ChoreographyWhy do some dances win award after award at competitions? What makes particular choreography stand out? How can you bring out the best in each performer?

Terry Schulke, award-winning choreographer, dance teacher, and studio owner has the answers. Created specifically for competitions, Terry presents eight steps that will aid you in creating dances that win! To excel in competition the right music selection, dance style, technique level, and compositional elements are critical. Terry clearly presents methods to break down music, build excitement level, and show your dancers to their best advantage. Perfect for solos, trios, and group choreography. Great for dancers of all ages. Get the winning edge!

Bob Rizzo's All That Dance DVD

Bob Rizzo's All That DanceWith Keith Clifton. All about variety! All about fun! A complete dance video that encompasses the best in Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical. Never a dull moment as Keith Clifton takes you through high energy Jazz, gorgeous Lyrical, and Ballet choreography that’s as delicate as it is powerful.

With music composed by Keith Clifton, All That Dance will encourage dancers to tap the range and versatility they all possess. Designed for the intermediate and advanced dancer, the three routines are taught in segments with both front and back views!

Keith Clifton is an acclaimed dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Los Angeles. His work includes commercials for Dr. Pepper, Wendy’s, Dodge, McDonald’s and Levis Jeans. As a musician, Keith composes his own music and currently performs with the Clifton Drum Tap Trio. Music from this DVD is available on the All That Dance CD below.

Video: 60 mins.  (2005)

Bob Rizzo's All That Dance CD

Contains the music for Keith Clifton's warm-up and routines on the All That Dance DVD above.

Phunky Jazz with Bob Rizzo DVD

Phunky Jazz with Bob RizzoJoin Bob Rizzo as he teaches you three Fun and Phunky routines for all levels. Bob starts you off with some fresh, hip combos to use for class, then move & groove and learn his easy-to-follow choreography in 3 stylish routines. All dances are performed in full from the front and breakdowns are shown from the back.  Beg. - Adv. level. Music from this video available on the Phat & Phunky Dance Music CD.

Bob Rizzo's Phat & Phunky Dance Music CD

Bob Rizzo's Phat & Phunky Dance Music CDGet all fired up with this catchy compilation of Phunky dance Music. All jammin’ tracks are street smart, fully orchestrated and great for class, choreography & routines. Chart topping sounds include: HIP HOP, PHUNK, TECHNO and HOUSE.  Features the music from the Phunky Jazz video.  (2004)

Bob Rizzo's Tap Jamz CD

Bob Rizzo's Tap Jamz CDTap Class just got better! Instructor Mark Santoro has put together an exciting assortment of musical selections to enhance your tap class and inspire your choreography. Entertaining styles include: MUSICAL THEATRE, SOFT SHOE, MILITARY, FUNK, LATIN & MORE!  (2004)

Bob Rizzo's Jazz it Up DVD

Jazz It UpWith Rhonda Miller. Yes, Rhonda’s back ! Her LYRICAL JAZZ video continues to be a best seller and this new video features the finesse of her unique & edgy Jazz dance style! Learn three fierce, fabulous and fun Routines!

These dances are jam packed with catchy choreography that is age appropriate for beginner through advanced dancers. Routines are performed in full from the front and breakdowns are shown from the back. Music from this video available on the Funky Dance Music CD.

Lyrical Jazz DVD

Lyrical JazzRhonda Miller's unique style and contemporary vibe fill this video with terrific material for use in class and choreography. Rhonda and her dancers begin the video with across the floor progressions for all levels.

Then learn three exquisite Lyrical Jazz routines created for groups, duets and solos. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels all on one this one video.

Rhonda Miller is an International choreographer and is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center and STEPS in New York. She has worked extensively in Los Angeles and has choreographed for commercials, television and film.

See also the Music Jam CD Vol. 2 that contains the music for this video!

Musical Theatre Dance DVD

Musical Theatre DanceLearn the latest Broadway moves with veteran Broadway dancer and Award winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli. Christopher presents three Fosse-inspired routines created for all levels. Dances concentrate on style, technique, formations and use of props. Great for the classroom as well as onstage. Each polished dance is packed with character, sensuality and dynamic flare.

Christopher Gattelli ‘s choreography credits include the Tony Awards, The David Letterman Show and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. As a performer he has danced on Broadway in Cats, How To Succeed and Fosse.

See also the Music Jam CD that contains the music for this video!

Christy Lane's Jazz Dance Level 2 - Low Intermediate DVD

Christy Lane's Jazz Dance Level 2 - Low Intermediate DVD

For the novice as well as a refresher for the experienced dancer, this video builds on the basic techniques as described in the Level 1 Beginning DVD and then progresses to a low intermediate level.

Includes correct terminology, rhythmic exercises, traveling steps, kicks, turns, leaps, floor work and a combination. There is a special section on proper conditioning for dance.

For ages 10 through adult.
50 mins. (2003)

Christy Lane's Jazz Dance Level 3 - High Intermediate DVD

Christy Lane's Jazz Dance Level 3 - High Intermediate DVD

A progression from Level 2 Low Intermediate DVD, the techniques in this video are demonstrated by professional dancers Christy Lane and Jeff Amsden.

Additional body positions, traveling steps, kicks, turns and leaps are demonstrated at a more advanced level. Includes a special section on How To Jump.

For ages 11 through adult.
45 mins. (2003)

Christy Lane' Jazz Dance Level 4 - Advanced DVD

Christy Lane' Jazz Dance Level 4 - Advanced DVD

This video is a must for the committed dancer and teacher.

A progression from the Level 3 High Intermediate DVD, the techniques in this video are demonstrated by professional dancer Jeff Amsden along with Christy Lane. Includes correct terminology, rhythmic exercises, traveling steps, kicks, turns, leaps, floorwork, combinations and a special section on how to perform. A lyrical and a progressive combination are taught at the end.

For ages 11 through adult.

Principles of Choreography DVD

Principles of Choreography

Creating dynamic choreography can be an insurmountable challenge whether you're a studio teacher creating a jazz dance for a recital, a modern dance teacher preparing for your school's annual concert, or the director of an elite performing group getting ready to compete.

Janet Roston shows you how to utilize the basic principles of choreography to create dances with IMPACT! This unique video incorporates both modern and jazz styles to illustrate a variety of ways to create powerful choreography that will excite your audience! Integrate these concepts into your classes as well as on the stage. Make a difference in your choreography NOW!

Music Jam CD Vol. 1

Music JamA double length CD with 20 “hot” musical selections for Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Hip Hop dancing. This fully orchestrated CD features today’s latest sounds for use in classroom and routines. It also features music from the following videos: Simply Funk, Urban Funk, Jazz-A-Matazz, Dance NY-Jazz, Dance NY-Lyrical, Funky Rhythm Tap, Hoofin' and Musical Theatre Dance.  50 mins.

Music Jam CD Vol. 2

Music Jam CD Vol. 2Like Music Jam CD-Vol. 1, this CD is loaded with over 50 minutes of great dance music for class and routines. It also has the music for PERCUSSIVE TAP, LYRICAL JAZZ and TECHNO POP. The additional selections include musical stylings such as Latin, House, Big Band and Percussion.

Bob Rizzo 50 Turns & Jumps DVD

50 Turns & JumpsThe Ultimate Turn & Jump Video Dictionary.

International teacher and choreographer Bob Rizzo teaches you over 50 turn and jump variations for beginner through advanced dancers in this exciting, fast paced video class.

Beginning with basic turns and jumps you will then progress on to the more challenging, show stopping variations. Straddle jumps, Barrel turns, Reversè jumps, and turning Switch leaps are only a few of the more explosive moves you'll learn on this tape! Each turn and jump is taught in brief segments and then demonstrated in short combinations. An excellent companion for classroom work, and ideal for use in choreography and competition routines in jazz, lyrical, and character dancing!

Bob Rizzo teaches dance for the undergraduate program at New York University and at STEPS on Broadway. He has choreographed for the New York Stage, National Tours, Stock, Dinner Theater, Commercials, Industrials and Television. In addition, he teaches professional dance classes throughout the United States and Europe.

Bob Rizzo's Dance Tricks DVD

Bob Rizzo's Dance TricksTurns, kicks, jumps and floor work partnering. An explosive new video featuring a variety of specialty steps for dancers. These new exciting moves and variations can be incorporated into all styles of jazz dance including Broadway, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.

New York jazz instructor Bob Rizzo will guide you through simple to spectacular tricks designed for every level. Bob has created special choreography sections with selected tricks to show you how YOU can make YOUR choreography sizzle! A must for every dance teacher!

Bob Rizzo teaches dance for the undergraduate program at New York University and at STEPS on Broadway. He has choreographed for the New York Stage, National Tours, Stock, Dinner Theater, Commercials, Industrials and Television. In addition, he teaches professional dance classes throughout the United States and Europe.

Bob Rizzo's Jazzin' Across the Floor DVD

Bob Rizzo's Jazzin' Across the FloorExciting, multi-level progressions for Jazz and Lyrical Dance! A must for the jazz and lyrical dance enthusiast! Join New York jazz instructor Bob Rizzo as he guides you through step-by-step progressions for jazz and lyrical dance. These fresh & innovative moves will give you a new outlook on building a strong, technical foundation! Starting with basic coordination exercises, Bob takes you through a series of variations including stylized walks, exciting layout combinations and dazzling turns & jumps.

Bob Rizzo teaches dance for the undergraduate program at New York University and at STEPS on Broadway. He has choreographed for the New York Stage, National Tours, Stock, Dinner Theater, Commercials, Industrials and Television. In addition, he teaches professional dance classes throughout the United States and Europe.

Bob Rizzo's Funky Dance Music CD

Funky Dance Music CDThis CD is jam packed with today’s hottest dance music.  Great for class, routines, and recitals. Funk around with fully orchestrated bands playing Techno, House, Hip Hop, and Funk. This electric CD will make your dancing soar!

Lifts For Kids DVD

Lifts For KidsThis material-filled video presents lifts and partnering skills for young dancers taught by Don Mirault and demonstrated by two young teams, one ages 7 and 8, the other ages 11 and 12.

Don presents a variety of easy and effective lifts you can integrate into your choreography. Along with individual lifts, Don shows the basic mechanics of lifting, proper line and hand placement, how to adjust lifts to each dancer's strengths, and how to develop teams.

Competition studios - lifts and partner work always score high! Schools - boys love the challenge of lifts! It allows them to immediately shine as they increase their technique level! Created to meet the demand of dance teachers!

Jazz Workout DVD

Jazz WorkoutDance your way into shape. An exciting exercise videotape which is also an introduction to jazz dancing. Ann Coombes, a dance instructor for over 10 years, leads a class that helps beginners develop a routine, and paces accomplished dancers through their workouts.

The workout includes warm-up, floor progressions and dance combinations.  Regular use of the Jazz Workout will strengthen and shape the legs and total body, as well as increase flexibility.

Dancin' Habit 3 DVD

Dancin' Habit 3 DVD

Three exciting Intermediate Level Jazz Combinations. Each is presented facing front and back with an easy step-by-step approach.

Janet Roston shows how to simplify or increase difficulty and how you can develop these combinations into full-length performance pieces.

The first combo: a light, lyrical, romantic routine, that celebrates dance and life; featuring a luscious track by recording artist Jan Stevens.

The second: A mysterious, haunting Spanish-styled combo; dramatic and powerful.

The third: A funky routine, fun and fast-paced, with an opportunity for dancers to flaunt their personality!


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