Learn to dance ballet, jazz and tap videos and DVs.
See also Children's Videos 1 for kids hip hop and exercise videos; and Kid's Video 3 for kids sports and fitness videos.
This 2½ hr. DVD contains a complete visual dictionary and class for the beginner ballet student. It is an invaluable training tool for the student just beginning ballet and reference guide that can be used for years to come. It includes the definitions of terminology, basic technique, movements and steps the beginner student will need to know, with detailed visual instruction on how to execute all of the movements, positions and steps. The class is performed at 2 levels for beginner and advanced beginner student. As the class is taught, the terminology of the movements and steps are recited to help familiarize and reinforce the use of terminology in the ballet class.
The Visual Dictionary of Ballet for Children is broken down into 4 chapters: Chapter 1 - The Dictionary of Ballet Technique, includes positions of the arms feet and body, including the basic techniques of ballet. Chapter 2 - The Dictionary of Barre Work, includes visual instruction on the execution of barre movement and steps. Chapter 3 - The Dictionary of Center Work, includes visual instruction on the execution of steps done center floor. Chapter 4 - The Class, includes all of the steps movements and techniques from Chapters 1,2 and 3 assembled into a class. Program creator Rosemary Boross' dance career includes performance with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Radio City Ballet, and the American Dance Machine. Visual demonstrations by Rosemary Boross' students from The Ballet Pacifica Conservatory. Inspiring ballet class music by Rory Foster.
155 mins. (2005)DVD - All Region
DVD Only - $39.95 This imaginative class ties together the best elements of creative movement with the structure of classical Ballet. A great introduction for first-time students who want to study Ballet in an enjoyable environment. Teachers will find helpful hints and imagery that will stimulate the minds of their young dancers. BONUS FEATURES: “How to prepare your Ballet Bun” and “Fitting your Ballet Shoes”.
60 mins. (2004)DVD - All Region
By popular demand, Rosemary Boross and Bruce Stephen Foster present the sequel to their hit program, A Fantasy Garden Ballet Class. Pre-schoolers will love dancing with the newest members of the Fantasy Garden including the Friendly Frogs, Prancing Petunias, and Mr. Robin Red Breast. The beautiful melodies and memorable lyrics make learning and practicing the exercises a fun experience for young children. This class contains classic ballet fundamentals being taught by Emboite Ants and Leaping Lady Bugs. Also included is continued work on basic motor skills with Marching Marigolds and Green, Green Galloping Grasshoppers, as well as rhythmic exercises in The Caterpillar Circle. The pictures of these fun characters seen before each exercise will stimulate your child’s creativity and imagination!
Program creator Rosemary Boross’ dance career includes performances with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Radio City, and the American Dance Machine. She is on the teachers training school faculties of DEA (Dance Educators of America). She has taught CNADM (Chicago National Association of Dance Masters) and has taught in many colleges and universities nationwide, lecturing and teaching Master classes on “The Art of Training Children in Dance.”
40 mins. (2006)DVD - All Region
DVD Only - $9.99 This program was created to inspire and help children realize their dreams of becoming a dancer. It is a complete ballet class for young beginners. Lyrics are sung to beautiful music which aid the child in remembering the dance exercises and performing them correctly. The young dancer's dream is visualized during each exercise when a real ballerina appears and performs the same steps which the child is working on. This is also an excellent guide for parents looking for a dance school for their child. It shows the types of exercises that should be a part of every ballet class.
40 mins. (DVD - 2004)DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)
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.
36 mins. (2009)DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; more ...)
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.
70 mins. (2009)DVD - All Region
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.
DVD Only - $9.99 Tot Tap with teacher Rosemary Boross is a fun-filled introduction to the world of tap dance for children. It is a beginner class designed for children ages four through six, teaching the basics of tap, including toe taps, heel taps, shuffles, cramp rolls and more. The delightful music helps the children hear the rhythms and execute them clearly and easily.
30 mins. Rosemary Boross (DVD - 2004)DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)
Includes the following programs: Baby Ballet, Tot Tap, Junior Jazz. See descriptions above.
DVD - Region 1 (Canada, United States; U.S. territories; Bermuda)
DVD - $39.99
VHS - $36.99 This 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!
50 mins. (1999/2007)VHS - NTSC format only (Canada, USA).DVD - All Region
See also Children's Videos 1and Kid's Video 3
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