Jazz DVD with Frank Hatchett
Frank Hatchett, internationally celebrated Master Jazz teacher, brings his VOP style to you in this energetic 60 minute instructional dance video. Join Frank in three easy to follow routines that are perfect for the beginner through the advanced beginner dance student. Unique camera angles facing the mirror allow you to learn the dance moves as though you were a student in the class.
Follow Frank and his dance teachers as they take you step by step through three innovative jazz styles so you can learn to dance easily. One select routine will transport you into class at the Broadway Dance Center (New York City) where you join in the energy of a class with Frank and his students. Push yourself to the limit and move like you’ve been dancing forever! Frank Hatchett’s choreography is packed with excitement. The Hatchett style is a blend of strength and a get-down, street-smart feeling based on being centered and an individual interpretation of the music. His unique spirit is called VOP.
Entertainers, students, and dance teachers from all over the world come to study with Frank Hatchett. Frank has continuously toured the country giving master classes, and making special guest appearances. In addition, Frank has been one of the featured master teachers for the annual Jazz Dance World Congress.
The Hatchett style is a blend of strength, funk, and individual interpretation, with an emphasis on selling your performance. Associated exclusively to Frank Hatchett, his unique energy and spirit have come to be called VOP.
Aside from teaching, Frank 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. In 2000, Frank Hatchett and Nancy Myers Gitlin co-authored the popular book titled Frank Hatchett’s Jazz Dance. Frank was also honored as one of the recipients of the Fred Astaire awards in 2002.