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"I've been studying with Frank for almost 20 years. If you can't take a class with the man himself, this book is the next best thing."Tamara TunieActor, singer, and dancerActed in Snake Eyes, The Devil's Advocate, The Peacemaker, and played Jessica Griffin in the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns for eight years "A long overdue book from Frank! Excellent!"Joe TremainePresident, Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions "Frank did it again. He is the master of VOPand now the first book about contemporary jazz dance. He has helped so many young students in the art of today's dance, and now this magic book will inform all of the dance public. Way to go, Frank5, 6, 7, 8, VOP!"Gus Giordano, BAFounder/director of Gus Giordano Dancer CenterRecipient of the Third Annual Katherine Dunham Award "Frank Hatchett's life in the dance world is one of love and passion for art. By knowing the roots of art, or in this case one man's art, it gives us a true understanding of the art that Frank shares with dancers, actors, singers, models, and people from all walks of life. It is an honor to watch Frank Hatchett teach a class, and it makes me proud to know he is teaching not only dance, but also the need for positive reinforcement. Bravo to Mr. Hatchett."Chet WalkerDirector of 8 & Ah 1 Musical Theatre Dance CompanyOriginal creator of the Broadway show Fosse "I love this bookit's honest. This book helps me to develop an I can do it, too mentality by sharing the keys to Frank's success. Frank Hatchett's Jazz Dance shows that having heart is very important for longevity whether you're a dancer, teacher, or choreographer."PepperVonPerformer, Choreographer, EducatorCo-Owner and artistic director of Step One Dance and FitnessUnited States National Aerobics champion

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Loved and admired throughout the world for his unique style of jazz dance and inspirational teaching, Frank Hatchett is quite simply one of the legendary jazz dance masters. Hatchett is currently the dean of dance at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center in New York City where more than 250,000 dancers come to learn each year. He's had an impressive roster of students including Madonna, Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, Olivia Newton-John, Justine Bateman, Vanessa Williams, Julie Brown, Suzette Charles, Savion Glover, and dozens of Broadway and daytime television actors and actresses.Dubbed "The Doctor of Jazz" by ABC's Good Morning America, Frank Hatchett has a very high-profile career. He's been featured on the Emmy Award-winning CNBC episode of Real Stories and spotlighted on MTV's show The Real World. He has also received the prestigious L'Hult D'Or Award from Paris. Hatchett teaches classes throughout the country at national dance conventions but calls New York City home.Nancy Myers Gitlin has been a student of Frank Hatchett's for over 30 years. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music with a BFA in dance and has taught at Broadway Dance Center, the Boston Conservatory of Music, Johnson County Community College, and numerous dance studios.Gitlin has developed college dance curriculums and is currently on the dance faculty at Lake Michigan College. She is also dance/fitness coordinator at the YMCA Family Center in St. Joseph, Michigan, where she resides with her husband and two children.

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HASH(0x98dd9de0) out of 5 stars Comprehensive Guide to Jazz Dance Methods 16 July 2002
By Bill Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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Frank Hatchett and Nancy Myers Gitlin have provided a thoroughly comprehensive guide to jazz dance. Whether enthusiastic novice or experienced jazz dancer, this book is a tremendous resource on the methodology of jazz dance. The unique expressive nature of Frank Hatchett's jazz style is captured and broken down, with detailed warm-ups and movements, truly helpful technique tips and anecdotes from the authors. The history of this unique style of jazz dance is documented, which is a great resource for those studying dance at the collegiate level. What I found particularly helpful is understanding the various elements of Frank's style, known as VOP, and becoming comfortable with now teaching this to my students. The book even has an introduction by one of Frank's star students---Brooke Shields! Nancy Myers Gitlin has done a great job collaborating with this dance legend to document this influential jazz dance style. I would recommend this book HIGHLY!
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HASH(0x997540cc) out of 5 stars Love it!!!!! 11 Aug. 2013
By Tonia A. - Published on Amazon.com
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The ability to transition into a dance method is important to dance theory!!!!! This book is great in that it develops transitional moves with illustration and direction...that is imperative to efficiency in method!!
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HASH(0x99a61e70) out of 5 stars Great book! 19 Jun. 2012
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I bought this book a few weeks ago since my dance school closed and it has been very helpful. Its very easy to understand and the workout is amazing. I'm even thinking about using it to give a jazz class.
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The merchandise came on time just like the vendor said, nothing was wrong with the item, and I love working with your business again.
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HASH(0x99263984) out of 5 stars Good book 11 July 2013
By N. FERNANDO - Published on Amazon.com
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Great price, good book and a great reference for Jazz Dance enthusiasts! Great pictures - a bit hard to follow!
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