be the music in HIP HOP DVD with Jared Grimes
For Intermediate to Intermediate/Advanced Level
This instructional dance DVD will explore how music is the foundation for all Hip Hop movement. Jared 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!
Jared Grimes is a young and vibrant additive in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in Hip-Hop/Street Jazz and Tap. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas, Author Duncan and performed for timeless icons such as Ben Vereen, Debbie Allen, and Jerry Lewis. He is a member of “Rhapsody The Company”, and has performed across the United States and abroad with the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble.
Grimes most recently choreographed the acclaimed Cirque de Soleil show “Banana Shpeel”.
He has also toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, and the Roots under choreographer, Fatima. Jared’s live stage credits include “Babes in Arms” at the Goodspeed Opera House, “Sammy,” directed by Debbie Allen, the North Carolina GTC production of “Sophisticated Ladies,” and “Vaudeville” directed by Chris D’Amboise. Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola and television shows such as CBS’ “Star Search,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” ABC Family’s “Dance Fever” and The Jerry Lewis Telethon. His feature film credits include New Line Cinemas “Little Manhattan” and Elevation Filmworks’ “First Born,” starring Elizabeth Shue.