Street Jazz DVD with Rhapsody
If you want to be on top of the latest hip hop dance styles and become a stronger hip-hop dancer and performer, this video is for YOU! Rhapsody and her dance company will take you on a ride as you learn the dance moves that are sweeping the nation. Street Jazz fuses hip-hop and jazz and is the signature style of Rhapsody and her company. In this Street Jazz DVD you will learn three hot routines for the beginner, intermediate and advanced dancer. Rhapsody incorporates the use of body mechanics, musicality and distinctive performance techniques to help you become a better hip-hop dancer. If you are all about hard work, dedication and fun, then this video is tailor-made for you!
Rhapsody James began her career as a choreographer after receiving her BFA Purchase College (NY). Born in Brooklyn, her first job was at Sony Music as an Executive Assistant, which planted the seed for her foray into the commercial dance industry. James quickly became a lead choreographer for the NBA New Jersey Nets Dance Team and a principal dancer in the acclaimed, Put You Hands Where My Eyes Can See music video by Busta Rhymes. Keeping up her flair for business and chorography, James parlayed those roles into appearances on the commercial dance world’s leading stages: MTV’s The Grind, VH-1 80’s Dance Party, VH-1 Fashion Awards and Lip Service.
James’ accolades in the commercial world opened the door for her to begin teaching at Broadway Dance Center. Today, she continues to be one of the most popular hip-hop teachers and has stewarded relationships between the commercial and concert dance within the studio’s walls. James is also a part ofthe esteemed faculty of Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention and teaches master classes throughout Los Angeles, Miami, Japan, London, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia.
Her credits include: Beyoncé, Madonna, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, J.Lo, Diddy- Dirty Money, Kalenna, SEVYN, The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls, The Spice Girls, Cassie, Jay Sean, Donnie Klang, Step Up 2: The Streets, Making The Band: Season 4, and commercials for the NY Lottery,Citron Car Company, and ESPN.
Not one to limit herself or the student’s and dancer’s she works with, James’ has several programs she continues to pursue artistic inspirations under. She is: the Artistic Director/ Choreographer of R.E.D. – Rhapsody En Dance; Director/Creator of a multimedia cabaret show Siren Assassins; and the Artistic Director of her Commercial Dance Training Program called Motivating Excellence.
All of these ventures allow James the creative outlet to continue pursuing her unique fusion of various dance styles with all disciplines of art, beyond performance.