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Learn how to dance with Bob Rizzo dance videos, DVDs and CDs - ballet, funk, jazz, kids and tap dance.
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)DVD - All Region
Steps like shuffles, drawbacks and buffalo are all fully explained and demonstrated by Eli from two different views. This is the perfect way to learn tap, and Eli devotes great attention to the proper energy and mood for each step. The twenty different exercises are all demonstrated with music. Steps taught in this DVD: Hop Shuffle Exercise, Carryback, Step Scuff Hop Exercise, Riffle, Back Flap, Rhythm Roll, Flam, Drawback, Buffalo Exercise (fast), Military Step, Paddle Speed Step, and a short combination. Music from this DVD available on the Tap Dance Made Easy CD.
85 mins. (2008)DVD - All Region
With Eli Newsom. The third release in this popular DVD series, Vol 3: Time Step Boot Camp combines clear instruction and a break-down of musical counts with a dual-angle view of the footwork to one of the most important and popular dance moves: the Time Step.
Of the dozens of Time Step styles that exist, this DVD features some of the most well-known and most requested ones out there. While great for non-dancers and dancers alike, users of this DVD should at least be familiar with basic tap dance technique, which can be learned in both Volumes 1 & 2 of this DVD series, or in a live tap class.
Included in this DVD: Stomp Time Steps, Shuffle Time Steps, Traveling Time Steps, and Cramp Roll Time Steps. Plus: Learn a Time Step Break, Dance a Time Step combination, and challenge yourself with a fun tempo building exercise!
Music from this DVD available on the Tap Dance Made Easy CD.
70 mins. (2009) DVDDVD - All Region
All of the shorter songs will repeat, usually four times or so, within each track. This allows you to repeat or reverse the step without having to go restart the track from the beginning each time. All songs have an intro, usually one count of eight, and tempos range between 80bpm and 170bpm.
This CD contains the same songs used on all three volumes of the Tap Dance Made Easy instructional DVD series (all directly above).
38 Tracks. 74 mins. (2006)
Mark's enthusiastic and athletic style uses many swing inspired steps sure to have you gliding across the floor. No standing in place for this guy, as Mark's tap dances really move and use the space.
His rhythm driven steps emphasize musicality and precision while his a cappella routine will challenge any advanced tapper. Mark's easy going personality and charisma will motivate and inspire you while his breakdown and explanations are both thorough and easy to follow.
Mark Goodman has been fortunate enough to perform with the “greats” of the tap world: Savion Glover, Honi Coles, Buster Brown and the late, great Gregory Hines, to name a few. In addition, he danced with The American Tap Dance Orchestra with Brenda Bufalino. His theatrical credits include 42nd Street, No No Nanette, Sophisticated Ladies, Anything Goes, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Sugar Babies. He also worked with Tom Hanks in the film Polar Express. Mark is on staff at The Performing Arts Center in LA and is Artistic Director of The Mark Goodman Tap Company.
70 mins. (2009)DVD - All Region
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.
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.
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.
With Mark Goodman. In this follow-up to Mark’s first DVD for Beg/Int levels, this tape presents his tap material for the advanced tap dancer. Mark’s thorough approach and signature style make this tape easy to follow and fun to dance.
What you’ll get on this DVD: Mark’s Advanced warm-up; advanced time steps; odd time signatures; tap tricks; basics of improvisation; and advanced pullbacks (including triples).
60 mins. (2008)DVD - All Region
DVD - $19.98
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 .
50 mins. (2008)DVD - All Region
DVD - $19.98 With 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.
60 mins. (2005)DVD - All Region
CD - $15.00 Contains the music for Keith Clifton's warm-up and routines on the All That Dance DVD above.
Turns, 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.
50 mins. (2002/2005) Bob RizzoDVD - All Region
The 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 (2004)DVD - All Region
Popular Tap instructor Gregg Russell takes traditional tap steps and remixes them into his own unique, cutting edge style. Learn his warm-up, original variations, counter rhythms and an extended, long-play routine danced by Gregg and his partner Ryan Lohoff. Burn the floor with this percussive, innovative and coolly creative choreography! All steps taught slowly from the back for easy learning.
60 mins. (2003) Gregg RussellDVD - All Region
With 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.
(2003) Rhonda MillerDVD - All Region
Kathy Sullivan teaches four lively and exciting Ballet routines designed for all levels. Using traditional Ballet steps, each dance has it’s own theatrical flair to really showcase the dancers’ personalities. Shown in performance, then slowly broken down in segments, the steps and style are easy to learn! Kathy teaches Ballet and Pointe at STEPS on Broadway and is on faculty at Barnard College and New York University. Formerly with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, she now choreographs in a variety of styles and her works are frequently presented in NYC. Music from this video available on the Novelty Dance Tunes CD.
60 mins. (2005) Kathy SullivanDVD - All Region
CD - $29.95 A great selection of theatrical music to add character to your dances. Inspire your creativity with these fresh and fun selections. Included is music for Charleston, Big Band, Honky Tonk, Patriotic March, Ragtime and many more!
CD - $29.95 Tap instructor Mark Santoro has compiled terrific, hip tunes for Tap class, choreography and routines. Extra long bands of original music will put a new groove into your tapping. Also included are suggested exercises for each selection.
CD - $29.95 This 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! (2003)
DVD - $19.98 This DVD features Matthew Morrison now starring as Mr. Schuester on the FOX hit series, GLEE. So dance along with Matthew and New York City's hottest instructor Suzanne D., to learn the latest in Hip Hop and Funk style dance.
The class begins with a funky warm-up, followed by some jammin' variations and combos to get you into the groove, and finally a full length, cutting edge Hip Hop dance that's fresh off the streetz of New York City. Each section is broken down slowly from both front and rear views for easy learning.
Suzanne DiNunzio teaches at many of the prominent studios and clubs in New York. Her Multi-Groove classes that combine Funk, Jazz, Latin and African dance are always jammed to capacity. She also performs with Manhattans hottest Hip Hop Group, Culture Shock.
Music from this video available on Music Jam CD Vol. 1.
40 mins. (2005) Suzanne DiNunzioDVD - All Region
DVD - $19.98 In this sequel to best selling video "Simply Funk", Suzanne DiNunzio, member of the Hip Hop group Culture Shock, offers you the hottest Hip Hop Choreography in New York City!
Warm-up with street-smart combinations on the rooftops of New York City! Then jump into the studio to "get down" with 3 Ultra Funky routines. Suzanne and her dancers perform each energizing dance to the music and then break it down showing both front and back views. Rated "F" for fantastically Funky.
50 mins. (2005) Bob RizzoDVD - All Region
DVD - $19.98 In 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.
Music from this video available on the Music Jam CD Vol. 1 .50 mins. (2006)DVD - All Region
Exciting, 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.
45 mins. (2006)DVD - All Region
Learn the latest in Street Tap with instructor Sharon Heller from New York City. Stomp along with Sharon as she guides you through a warm-up with live percussion, exercises and two full length Rhythm Tap routines for students of all levels. Join Sharon and her dancers for a hip, happening series of challenges and counterpoints. Bring your Tap up-to-date with the current stylings of the New York Tap Scene.
Sharon Heller has performed with the American Tap Dance Orhcestra and the World Rhythm Ensemble as well as improvisational performances with Tap greats Jimmy Slyde, Gregory Hines, Buster Brown and Savion Glover. She teaches Tap at STEPS on Broadway and for New York University's Musical Theatre Department. Music for this video available on the Music Jam CD Vol. 1.
50 mins. (1999/2005) Sharon HellerDVD - All Region
DVD - $19.98 Swing is the thing, so join in the craze with popular New York instructor Dan Weltner.
Learn all the basics of Swing dance plus some fun, exciting variations to keep you hopping. Dan and his partner will show you an easy to follow, step-by-step breakdown of each movement. Tuck Turns, Lindy Circle, Aeroplane, and the Jig Walk are only a few of the jammin' steps you'll learn on this tape. Put on your dancing shoes and join the SWINGSATION!
Dan Weltner is one of the most recognized Swing and Ballroom dance instructors in New York City. Aside from performing internationally, Dan is also a featured performer in Tony Bennett's MTV video, "Steppin Out With My Baby." Directed and produced by Bob Rizzo.
(2007)DVD - All Region
CD - $22.95 Tap class just got better! Legendary Tap instructor Charles Kelley and composer Joe Cross have teamed up together to create the best new CD for Tap Class on the market. Featuring segments with extra bands for Barre, Center, Time Steps and Progressions as well as 5 full length arrangements for Routines. This CD is sure to become the new classic in studios across the country. A must for every Tap instructor or student. (1998)
CD - $29.95 A 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.
CD - $29.95 Like 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.
CD - $29.95 Get 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)
CD - $29.95 Tap 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)
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