Lifts VOL I DVD with Jeff Amsden
In this video, Jeff Amsden teaches the proper technique for executing lifts. Join him as he covers such topics as hand placement, the use of your legs while lifting, supporting your lower back, timing and many other important factors necessary to execute lifts safely. The lifts featured in this video range from intermediate to advanced in difficulty with a special section that covers girls lifting girls. Finally, these breathtaking lifts are broken down in a step-by-step manner so that anyone can learn to perform them. Adding theses beautiful movements to your choreography will bring an exciting element to any style of choreography whether ballet, lyrical-contemporary, jazz or musical theater. This is a must have for any dancer’s library.
Jeff Amsden’s Credits: Dance Companies: Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Chamber Ballet USA. Television: The Academy Awards, The American Music Awards, Dancin’ to the Hits, Blowing Kisses in the Wind partnering Paula Abdul, 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty TV Special, Coach, The Tracy Ullman Show, The Guiding Light. Film: “Cinderella” with Brandy and Whitney Houston, “Back to the Future 2,” “And the Band Played On.” Commercials: Stickletts Gum, Teddy Grahams cookies and Miller Lite. Theater: Phantom of the Opera (original LA cast), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (original workshop production). Choreography: A Few Good Men Dancin’, Grease at the Paper Mill Playhouse, All My Children, The Guiding Light, Asst choreographer: Saturday Night Fever (original West End production), to Michèle Assaf on the choreography for Houston Grand Opera’s production of Pagliacci, The Elan Awards honoring Susan Stroman. www.jamsden.com
Jeff is also a Master Teacher in a number of diverse dance styles including jazz, lyrical, and ballet. He has been a guest teacher at in Japan, Italy, London’s Pineapple Studios, University of Idaho, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Texas Christian University, Colorado State University, and other studios throughout the world. Jeff currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and Tremaine Dance Convention.
Katy Spreadbury is dancer/teacher/choreographer from Worcester, Massachusetts. In her youth, her talent was recognized by competitions and magazines alike. She’s been named Miss Dance of America, America’s Choreographer of the Year, and Capezio’s Future Star, as well as having appeared as a featured artist in both Dance and Dance Spirit Magazine. As a professional, Katy’s dancing has taken her all over the country. She is continually sought after as a guest artist, has performed alongside legends such as Ben Vereen and Karen Ziemba, and has most recently danced as a featured performer for the Astaire Awards in New York City. An amazing performer who teaches with a kind heart and a strong will. Her undeniable technique and passion for dance is evident every time she teaches. As an instructor, Katy is recognized to be an incredible motivator, a positive spirit, and a fountain of knowledge. She has quickly become the sweetheart of the convention circuit, and continues to remain in high demand throughout the country as teacher who wants to make a difference. Currently she is on faculty, touring with JUMP – the dance convention.