Top Dance movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Take the Lead on DVD Take the Lead
Synopsis
When a former professional dancer (Antonio Banderas) offers his skills to the New York public school system, his traditional methods clash with his students' hip-hop sensibilities. But the class ultimately creates a style that's uniquely their own. Alfre Woodard co-stars in this inspiring dance drama about the creative spark of collaboration, based on the real-life experiences of instructor Pierre Dulaine.
Cast
Cast
Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lauren Collins, Marcus T. Paulk, Yaya DaCosta, Jonathan Malen, Laura Benanti
Director
Director
Liz Friedlander
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Step Up on DVD Step Up
Synopsis
Sentenced to a stretch of community service at a prestigious school for the arts, streetwise troublemaker Tyler Gage unexpectedly discovers his natural talent for dance when he pairs with one of the academy's ballerinas.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Tim Lacatena, Alyson Stoner
Director
Director
Anne Fletcher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Stomp the Yard on DVD Stomp the Yard
Synopsis
Landing in jail after his involvement in a shooting, gifted street dancer DJ agrees to enroll at a black college in Atlanta to avoid juvenile hall. As he struggles to adjust to his new world, he finds himself falling for the dean's daughter.
Cast
Cast
Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonso, Valarie Pettiford, Jermaine Williams, Allan Louis, Harry Lennix, Chris Brown
Director
Director
Sylvain White
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Footloose on DVD Footloose
Synopsis
This musical remake of the infectious 1984 hit finds dance-lovin', big-city kid Ren MacCormack stuck in a small town where dancing is illegal. As he rebels against the town and its influential Rev. Moore, Ren falls for the pastor's lovely daughter.
Cast
Cast
Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ziah Colon, Ray McKinnon, Miles Teller, Ser'Darius William Blain, Patrick John Flueger, Andie MacDowell, Maggie Jones
Director
Director
Craig Brewer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dance, Musicals
Rent Step Up 2: The Streets on DVD Step Up 2: The Streets
Synopsis
A tough street dancer at an elite performing-arts high school unites with other outcasts, including the class prodigy, to compete in an underground dance battle. Navigating between two diverse worlds, she grapples with frustration and anguish.
Cast
Cast
Briana Evigan, Robert Hoffman, Adam G. Sevani, Cassie Ventura, Danielle Polanco, Christopher Scott, Mari Koda, Janelle Cambridge, Luis Rosado, Harry Shum Jr., LaJon Dantzler, Telisha Shaw, Black Thomas, Kmel Howell
Director
Director
Jon M. Chu
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Strictly Ballroom on DVD Strictly Ballroom
Synopsis
Dumped by his partner just before a major dance competition, gifted hoofer Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) is forced to take a graceless neophyte (Tara Morice) as his new partner. But much to everyone's surprise, Scott soon turns his unpromising protégé into a topnotch dancer. Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides and Barry Otto also star in this quirky, engaging tale from Aussie director Baz Luhrmann.
Cast
Cast
Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto, John Hannan
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Comedies, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Australia/ New Zealand, Dance
Rent Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights on DVD Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
Synopsis
Set in turbulent 1950s Cuba, this sequel to Dirty Dancing resurrects the story of a well-off American girl falling for a local boy on the dance floor. But when Castro's insurgency forces Americans to flee, the young lovers' future is threatened.
Cast
Cast
Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward, John Slattery, Jonathan Jackson, January Jones, Mika Boorem, Rene Lavan, Mya, Patrick Swayze
Director
Director
Guy Ferland
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Latin & Ballroom Dance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dance, Period Pieces, Steamy Romance
Rent Step Up 3 on DVD Step Up 3
Synopsis
This third installment in the Step Up saga centers on a motley crew of street dancers who take on a talented squad of hip-hoppers with the help of a New York University freshman named Moose.
Cast
Cast
Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner, Keith Stallworth, Kendra Andrews, Stephen Boss, Martín Lombard, Facundo Lombard, Oren Michaeli, Joe Slaughter
Director
Director
Jon M. Chu
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Dirty Dancing on DVD Dirty Dancing
Synopsis
Expecting the usual tedium of summer in the mountains with her family, 17-year-old Frances is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional dancer -- and falling in love with the resort's free-spirited dance instructor.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Max Cantor
Director
Director
Emile Ardolino
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dance, Romance Classics, Blockbusters
Rent Rize on DVD Rize
Synopsis
Former commercial photographer and music video director David LaChapelle delves into the "krumping" culture in South Central Los Angeles, capturing the unbelievable gyrations of dancers with moves so quick that they warrant a special disclaimer.
Cast
Cast
Tommy the Clown, Larry Berry, Dragon, La Niña, Miss Prissy, Kevin Scott Richardson, Lil C., Tight Eyez
Director
Director
David LaChapelle
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Every Little Step on DVD Every Little Step
Synopsis
Glimpse at what happens backstage at a Broadway show with this documentary that follows hopeful dancers as they audition for spots in the 2006 revival of "A Chorus Line." Clear parallels exist between the aspiring actors and the events in the play.
Cast
Cast
Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Jay Binder, John Breglio, Marvin Hamlisch
Director
Director
Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Tap & Jazz Dance, Show Tunes, Dance
Rent Step Up: Revolution on DVD Step Up: Revolution
Synopsis
The fourth installment of the smash hit Step Up movies, this drama focuses on aspiring dancer Emily. After moving to Miami, she falls for the leader of a dance team -- but her father's development plans threaten the team's historic neighborhood.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Cleopatra Coleman, Stephen Boss, Tommy Dewey, Peter Gallagher, Mia Michaels, Megan Boone
Director
Director
Scott Speer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent The Company on DVD The Company
Synopsis
A young dancer is focused on becoming a principal dancer with her ballet company but finds it progressively harder to stick to the demanding schedule. As the pressure mounts, she grows preoccupied with other interests, including her boyfriend.
Cast
Cast
Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco, Barbara E. Robertson, William Dick, Susie Cusack, Marilyn Dodds Frank, John Lordan
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Center Stage on DVD Center Stage
Synopsis
Vying for a spot in the prestigious American Ballet Company, 12 ambitious dance students are ready to push their bodies and minds to the limit to realize their ultimate dreams. With the audition looming, conflicts within the group arise.
Cast
Cast
Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Julie Kent, Ilia Kulik
Director
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Stomp the Yard: Homecoming on DVD Stomp the Yard: Homecoming
Synopsis
This lively sequel follows Truth University student Chance Harris on his quest to win a national step-dancing title for his school -- all while juggling the demands of work, school and his personal relationships.
Cast
Cast
Keith David, Columbus Short, Pooch Hall, Jasmine Guy, Kiely Williams, Stephen Boss, Terrence Jenkins, Tika Sumpter, Teyana Taylor, Collins Pennie, David Banner, George Alexander, Lamar Stewart
Director
Director
Rob Hardy
Genres
Genres
Drama, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Center Stage: Turn It Up on DVD Center Stage: Turn It Up
Synopsis
Rejected by a prestigious ballet school, self-taught Kate questions whether she has what it takes to make it. But with the help of a former hockey player and some hip-hop inspiration, Kate realizes that she isn't ready to give up her dream.
Cast
Cast
Kenny Wormald, Rachele Brooke Smith, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Nicole Muñoz, Christopher Russell, Peter Gallagher, Ethan Stiefel, Christian Vincent, Daniela Dib, Crystal Lowe, Lucia Walters, Cody Green
Director
Director
Steven Jacobson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Teen Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent First Position on DVD First Position
Synopsis
Follow dancers training for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the world's most prestigious ballet competitions. The stakes are high: their performances will determine the success or failure of their dreams.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Bess Kargman
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Love N' Dancing on DVD Love N' Dancing
Synopsis
Jessica (Amy Smart) forgot just how much she loved dancing until she meets Jake (Tom Malloy), a deaf swing-dance teacher who inspires her to get back on the floor. Trouble is, Jake's already got a partner (Nicola Royston), and so does Jessica -- her fiancé, Kent (Billy Zane). As Jake and Jessica get closer, their steps and their hearts seem more in synch. But with their eyes on a coveted dancing prize, can they keep their focus?
Cast
Cast
Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane, Nicola Royston, Leila Arcieri, Caroline Rhea, Rachel Dratch, Betty White, Catherine Mary Stewart, Gregory Harrison, Maulik Pancholy, Benji Schwimmer
Director
Director
Robert Iscove
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Dance
Rent Ballerina on DVD Ballerina
Synopsis
Filmmaker Bertrand Normand's fascinating documentary profiles five outstanding Russian ballerinas from the prestigious Mariinsky Theatre (the renamed Kirov Ballet), following them from grueling rehearsals to flawless performances around the globe. Dancers in the spotlight include gifted 18-year-old Alina Somova, the newest Mariinsky ballerina, along with Svetlana Zakharova, Evguenya Obraztsova, Diana Vishneva and Uliana Lopatkina.
Cast
Cast
Alina Somova, Svetlana Zakharova, Evguenya Obraztsova, Diana Vishneva, Ulyana Lopatkina
Director
Director
Bertrand Normand
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Russian Language, French Language, France
Rent Step Up: All In on DVD Step Up: All In
Synopsis
Continuing the Step Up street dance series, competitors gather in Las Vegas for the ultimate dance-off, including champions from the previous films. In addition to the dance action, romance and rivalries abound among the determined contestants.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen Boss, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner, Adam G. Sevani
Director
Director
Trish Sie
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Battle of the Year on DVD Battle of the Year
Synopsis
With the help of their demanding coach, a celebrated American breakdancing team travels to France to try to win the world championship competition in this exhilarating drama. Along the way, they struggle to gain acceptance for their sport.
Cast
Cast
Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown, Terrence Jenkins, Keith Stallworth, Weronika Rosati, Luis Rosado, Ivan Velez
Director
Director
Benson Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre) on DVD The Nutcracker (American Ballet Theatre)
Synopsis
The American Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky's classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker Suite." Young Clara (Gelsey Kirkland) falls fast asleep on Christmas Eve and dreams of fantastic and whimsical characters, including the Mouse King (Marcos Paredes) and the dashing Prince (Mikhail Baryshnikov). Stunning set designs and costumes mark this 1977 production, which also stars Alexander Minz as Drosselmeyer.
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz, George De La Pena, Norman Rose, Rebecca Wright, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Marcos Paredes
Director
Director
Tony Charmoli
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance, Classical Music, Classical Instrumental Music
Rent Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo on DVD Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Synopsis
The neighborhood is in danger once again when a cruel entrepreneur plans to raze an urban community center and build a shopping mall. As local break dancers rally to raise the $200,000 needed to save it, Ozone and Kelly continue their relationship.
Cast
Cast
Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Susie Coelho, Harry Caesar, Jo De Winter, John Christy Ewing, Steve Notario, Sabrina García, Lu Leonard
Director
Director
Sam Firstenberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Rap & Hip-Hop, Dance, Urban & Dance, Musicals
Rent Pina on DVD Pina
Synopsis
Wim Wenders directs to arresting effect in this performance documentary about Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company. Performing alfresco in Wuppertal, Germany, the troupe's pieces include "The Rite of Spring."
Cast
Cast
Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante, Rainer Behr, Andrey Berezin, Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Bénédicte Billet, Ales Cucek, Clementine Deluy
Director
Director
Wim Wenders
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Foreign, Ballet & Modern Dance, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Dance, Foreign Documentaries, German Language, Germany
Rent Beat Street on DVD Beat Street
Synopsis
A group of Bronx teens use their dancing, rapping and artistic skills to lift themselves out of the ghetto. Dazzling street moves are on display in this musical drama that was one of the first films to feature rap music.
Cast
Cast
Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Jon Chardiet, Leon W. Grant, Saundra Santiago, Robert Taylor, Mary Alice, Shawn Elliott, Jim Borrelli, Dean Elliott
Director
Director
Stan Lathan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Teen Dramas, Dance
Rent Staying Alive on DVD Staying Alive
Synopsis
In this slick sequel to Saturday Night Fever, disco king Tony Manero exits Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a chorus dancer on Broadway -- but he faces daunting odds that stand in the way of success.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Julie Bovasso, Steve Inwood, Frank Stallone, Sarah Miles, Kurtwood Smith
Director
Director
Sylvester Stallone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dance, Blockbusters
Rent Margot on DVD Margot
Synopsis
Considered to be one of the world's greatest ballerinas during her time, Margot Fonteyn illuminated the stage with grace and elegance but led a tormented private life. Director Tony Palmer's documentary explores her genius. Combing through a vast collection of footage, the film features exclusive interviews with previous dancing partners and includes performances of Fonteyn with Rudolf Nureyev, the partnership that left worldwide audiences awestruck.
Cast
Cast
Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev
Director
Director
Tony Palmer
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Footlight Parade on DVD Footlight Parade
Synopsis
James Cagney channels Busby Berkeley (who choreographs the stunning, kaleidoscopic dance routines) as a Broadway director who comes up with a scheme to break into movies through, well, stunning, kaleidoscopic dance routines. (Cagney even does some hoofing of his own.) Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell co-star in this musical extravaganza that includes such vintage songs as "Honeymoon Hotel," "Shanghai Lil" and "By a Waterfall."
Cast
Cast
Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert, Claire Dodd, Arthur Hohl, Paul Porcasi
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Dance
Rent Riverdance: Radio City Music Hall on DVD Riverdance: Radio City Music Hall
Synopsis
Irish music and dance sensation Riverdance bring its legendary energy to New York's Radio City Music Hall in this show starring Jean Butler, Maria Pages and Colin Dunne and featuring 70 dancers and musicians performing pieces such as "American Wake." Also included are soul-stirring renditions of "Harbour of the New World," "Trading Taps" and "Homecoming," as well as revealing behind-the-scenes footage.
Cast
Cast
Jean Butler, Maria Pages, Colin Dunne
Director
Director
John McColgan
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Celtic Music, World Dance, Dance, World Music
Rent You Got Served: Take It to the Streets on DVD You Got Served: Take It to the Streets
Synopsis
In this instructional companion to the movie You Got Served, dance teacher Dave Scott breaks down the specific steps needed to learn the complex moves in the film. Stars Omari Grandberry and Marques Houston are on hand to demonstrate the sequences.
Cast
Cast
Kristi Crader, Robert Hoffmann, Marques Houston, Christopher Jones, Omarion Grandberry, Tanee McCall, Meme Miles, Diona Robinson, Dave Scott, Harry Shum Jr.
Director
Director
Billy Pollina
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance, Dance
Rent American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake on DVD American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake
Synopsis
Caroline Kennedy introduces this memorable production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's most popular classical ballet, recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of American Ballet Theatre artistic visionary Kevin McKenzie, ABT sensation Gillian Murphy takes the stage as the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette, with Angel Corella dancing the role of her suitor, Prince Siegfried.
Cast
Cast
Angel Corella, Caroline Kennedy, Isaac Stappas, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Paul Taylor: Dancemaker on DVD Paul Taylor: Dancemaker
Synopsis
This fascinating award-winning documentary goes behind the scenes to chronicle the genius and intense work ethic of celebrated dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor, as his company rehearses and then debuts his piece "Piazzolla Caldera." Director Matthew Diamond pulls no punches, revealing through interviews and candid backstage moments Taylor's mercurial and demanding nature, but in equal measure, he quietly records Taylor's unparalleled talent.
Cast
Cast
Paul Taylor
Director
Director
Matthew Diamond
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent That's Dancing! on DVD That's Dancing!
Synopsis
Ray Bolger, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mikhail Baryshnikov host this MGM-produced retrospective of dance in film. Drawing from the MGM archives as well as those of other studios, the film debuts the uncut version of Bolger's "If I Only Had a Brain" number from The Wizard of Oz and includes a slew of other famous dance routines from films such as 42nd Street, Oklahoma, Flashdance, Saturday Night Fever and more.
Cast
Cast
Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Bolger
Director
Director
Jack Haley Jr.
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance, Tap & Jazz Dance, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Rent New York City Ballet: The Complete Workout on DVD New York City Ballet: The Complete Workout
Synopsis
Ballet master Peter Martins reveals in detail the training techniques -- once confined to the world's elite rehearsal studios -- used in this fitness video. The rigorous exercises are designed to tone and strengthen legs, thighs, buttocks, abs and the upper body. Martins doesn't explain the ballet lexicon, so the learning curve may be steep for some viewers. Bonus material includes profiles of the workout's professional dancers.
Cast
Cast
Peter Martins
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Workouts, Dance Workouts, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Stomp Live on DVD Stomp Live
Synopsis
England's Brighton Dome is the site for this special filmed performance of Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas's hit stage musical "Stomp," featuring a cast of performers recruited from the productions in the West End, New York and Las Vegas. In addition to the exclusive performance, the program features interviews with the show's creators, a retrospective on the history of the show and behind-the-scenes footage.
Cast
Cast
Stomp Stage Performers
Director
Director
Steve McNicholas, Luke Cresswell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Stage Musicals, Tap & Jazz Dance, Musicals, Dance
Rent George Balanchine's The Nutcracker on DVD George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Synopsis
Narrated by Kevin Kline, this movie version of the timeless yuletide fantasy -- produced by George Balanchine -- features the New York City Ballet. Angels and sugarplums dance, a magic prince conquers all, a dreamy young girl twirls across the stage and a Christmas tree grows sky high in this enchanting adaptation.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Kline, Jessica Lynn Cohen, Bart Robinson Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Darci Kistler, Kyra Nichols, Damian Woetzel
Director
Director
Emile Ardolino
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Classical Instrumental Music, Dance, Classical Music, Christmas
Rent The Dancer on DVD The Dancer
Synopsis
This personal profile of Katja Björner, a tenacious aspiring ballerina, sheds light on her rigorous training rituals at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and her dreams of international stardom.
Cast
Cast
Katja Björner, Anneli Alhanko, Erland Josephson, Clint Farha, Valentina Savina, Michael Messerer, Aleksander Khmelnitski, Robert Cohan, Rudi van Dantzig, Niklas Ek, Hans Nilsson
Director
Director
Donya Feuer
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Foreign Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance, Scandinavia
Rent Stomping on the Yard on DVD Stomping on the Yard
Synopsis
Keshia Knight Pulliam and Fonzworth Bentley serve as co-hosts for the National Step Show Championship, which draws the best competitors in the United States to one stage for the opportunity to strut their stuff and vie for the crown. Known as the Super Bowl of stepping, the Super Stomp event celebrates an age-old art form kept alive by the fraternities and sororities of historically black colleges.
Cast
Cast
Keshia Knight Pulliam, Fonzworth Bentley
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Bellydance Fitness Beginners: Basic Moves on DVD Bellydance Fitness Beginners: Basic Moves
Synopsis
Two volumes of the popular bellydance workout method on one DVD. These BELLYDANCE FITNESS FOR BEGINNERS installments focus on the basic moves of the sensual dance and how to get the best results from it. A great dance instruction video in that it supplies its practioners with both a tight body and something to do with it once that goal is achieved.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Bellydance, Dance Workouts, Dance, Workouts
Rent Go for It! on DVD Go for It!
Synopsis
Carmen lives to dance, but her hard-working parents press her to focus on her studies instead. When a teacher sees Carmen's impressive hip-hop moves, he urges her to apply to an exclusive school, which forces her to deal with her self-doubt.
Cast
Cast
Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro, Gina Rodriguez, Louie Alegria, Derrick Denicola, Andres Perez-Molina, Gustavo Mellado, Rene Rosado, David Hernandez
Director
Director
Carmen Marron
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 1 on DVD Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 1
Synopsis
Designed for enthusiastic novices, this video teaches the basics of the saucy, ever-popular Latin dance style. The video covers, in a simple manner, elementary steps and timing for men and women; inserts are used to illustrate complex moves. In addition, the styling and dress tips will help to ensure a smooth entry into the rarified world of salsa clubs. Best of all, salsa provides a great way to stay fit -- and to have a blast doing it!
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent Pulse: Stomp Odyssey on DVD Pulse: Stomp Odyssey
Synopsis
Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell -- creators of the stage show "Stomp" -- take their percussive preoccupation to new heights in this big-screen (Imax format) production that provides a toe-tapping global odyssey you won't soon forget. Showcasing the universal language of rhythm, the numbers include the Jackie Robinson Steppers of New York, a Spanish dancer performing rooftop flamenco and hard hat-clad men strutting atop a mining platform.
Cast
Cast
Keith Middleton
Director
Director
Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, IMAX
Rent Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky on DVD Swan Lake: Tchaikovsky
Synopsis
Maverick director and choreographer Matthew Bourne brings a new, modern twist to this classic ballet story, taking advantage of the world's preoccupation with the ups and downs of the British royal family. In this telling, the Prince (Scott Ambler) is a wretched and dissolute young man dominated by his mother, the Queen (Fiona Ambler), and all the swan characters are transformed into muscular, extremely masculine males.
Cast
Cast
Scott Ambler, Fiona Ambler
Director
Director
Matthew Bourne
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent American Aloha on DVD American Aloha
Synopsis
For Hawaiians, the hula is not just a dance, but a way of life, an ancient art that tells of Hawaii's rich history and spirituality. This documentary, originally broadcast on PBS, explores a renaissance of Hawaiian music, language and dance as it continues to grow in California. Following three master hula teachers, the film celebrates the perpetuation of a culture -- from the traditional to the contemporary -- as it evolves to distant shores.
Cast
Cast
Sissy Kaio, Mark Ho'omalu, Patrick Makuakane
Director
Director
Lisette Marie Flanary, Evann Siebens
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Hawaiian & Polynesian Music, World Dance, Dance
Rent Great Pas de Deux on DVD Great Pas de Deux
Synopsis
This collection of amazing pas de deux from some legendary ballets brings new meaning to the phrase "Meet you at the barre." Among the scintillating dances are several famous terpsichorean partnerships, such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev in "Le Corsaire." Also featured are Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope, Cynthia Harvey and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and several others.
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Darcey Bussell, Jonathan Cope, Cynthia Harvey, Wayne Eagling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Balanchine on DVD Balanchine
Synopsis
The life and art of legendary ballet choreographer George Balanchine are examined through rare footage, penetrating interviews, films and photographs -- including insight from the maestro himself.
Cast
Cast
George Balanchine
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, TV Documentaries, Dance, PBS Documentaries, PBS
Rent Ballroom Dancing Basics on DVD Ballroom Dancing Basics
Synopsis
Break out your dance cards -- and be prepared to use them! In this step-by-step instructional program, former U.S. professional dance champions Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin will teach you seven simple patterns and how to combine them into six different dances. Before you know it, you'll be doing the waltz, the fox-trot, the samba, the merengue and more, thanks to a surefire approach that works.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap on DVD Baryshnikov Live at Wolf Trap
Synopsis
In the prime of his career, Mikhail Baryshnikov performs solo and also shares the stage with prima ballerinas such as Gelsey Kirkland and Marianna Tcherkassky. Performances include "Don Quixote," "Coppelia," "Le Spectre de la Rose" and "Vestris."
Cast
Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Marianna Tcherkassky
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Let's Dance Salsa: Beginning Lessons 1 on DVD Let's Dance Salsa: Beginning Lessons 1
Synopsis
Professional dance instructor Marlon Silva leads you through a step-by-step program guaranteed to get you moving to those hot salsa rhythms in no time. Silva's unique approach breaks down the moves into building blocks, which then can be reassembled to form more complex combinations. In these fun and detailed lessons, you'll learn the basic steps that are the foundation of salsa dancing and then advance to the second building block: spinning.
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Cast
Marlon Silva
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Dance
Rent Bellydance Fitness: Slim Down on DVD Bellydance Fitness: Slim Down
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Identical twin sisters Neena and Veena Bidasha help belly dance beginners learn and enjoy the slimming and toning benefits of this beautiful movement art that has been practiced all over the world for thousands of years. These fun and exotic belly dance routines are specially designed to help newcomers get comfortable with the ancient art and learn basic movements, all while increasing their endurance and strengthening muscles.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Special Interest, Dance Workouts, Dance, Workouts, Bellydance
Rent Darrin's Dance Grooves on DVD Darrin's Dance Grooves
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Bust a move! Darrin Henson, choreographer to the stars, teaches you the moves he designed for J. Lo, Britney Spears, 'N Sync, Christina Aguilera and more. With a small group of dancers following his lead, Darrin shows you, step by step, some of the moves your favorite pop stars perform in their videos. Sponsored by MTV, Darrin's Dance Grooves provides hours of fun and exercise!
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Cast
Darrin Dewitt Henson, Britney Spears, Jordan Knight, Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick
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Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Dance Workouts, Sports & Fitness, Workouts, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance
Rent Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra on DVD Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra
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The twinkle of Frank Sinatra's "Ol' Blue Eyes" melds with the beauty of ballet in this innovative program starring world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and members of the American Ballet Theatre. Choreographed by the legendary Twyla Tharp, three performances -- "The Little Ballet," "Sinatra Suite" and "Push Comes to Shove" -- bring Baryshnikov's terpsichorean talents center stage and rekindle Sinatra's magic.
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Cast
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Dance for Camera on DVD Dance for Camera
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This compilation of seven short films that focus on international dance is a sensation. Among the entries is the Swiss production "Contrecoup," a stunning award-winning work playing out relationship confrontations on the streets of Paris. Also included are the Canadian contributions "Cornered" and "A Village Trilogy"; "Measure" from the United States; "Rest in Peace," a British production; and another Swiss short, "Reines D'un Jour."
Cast
Cast
Veronique Ferrero, Mikel Arestegui, Antonio Buíl, Christine Kung, Roberto Molo, Marie Nespolo
Director
Director
Pascal Magnin, Laura Taler, Philipe DeCoufle, Michael Downing, Dayna Hanson, Gaelen Hanson, Annick Vroom
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Special Interest, Dance, World Dance
Rent A Wink and a Smile: The Art of Burlesque on DVD A Wink and a Smile: The Art of Burlesque
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In this titillating documentary, filmmaker Deirdre Allen Timmons takes her camera inside Seattle's Academy of Burlesque to shadow 10 ordinary women -- among them, a taxidermist, a housewife and a doctor -- who are learning the art of the striptease. Under the tutelage of the academy's sultry schoolmarm, Miss Indigo Blue, these budding burlesque dancers are shedding their inhibitions, along with their clothing, one tassel at a time.
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Cast
Miss Indigo Blue, Diane Bruch, Casey Ellison, Janie Hanson, Megan Keller, Amy Klar, Vicky R. Moczi, Christi Jo Petrucelli, Sara Robinson, Rachel Shimp
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Deirdre Allen Timmons
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Rent Jig on DVD Jig
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This documentary goes behind the scenes at the fiercely competitive 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, where dancers from around the world don flashy costumes and dance their hearts out for top honors.
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Cast
Simona Mauriello, Claire Greaney, Suzanne Coyle, Brogan McKay, Julia O'Rourke, John Whitehurst, Joe Bitter, John Carey, Sandun Verschoor
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Sue Bourne
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Rent Breakdance Step by Step on DVD Breakdance Step by Step
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Learn basic and advanced breakdance moves with this instructional video. Master instructor Break Easy teaches beginners basic moves including Toprock, Footwork, Spins and Freezes, and Zulu Gremlin leads a live Master Class. Extras include interviews with old-school legends Kid Freeze, Lucky Strike, King Uprock and more. The Power Moves video features advanced dance instruction, interviews and hours of competition footage.
Cast
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Break Easy, Zulu Gremlin
Director
Director
Tane Langton
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Special Interest, Dance, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance
Rent Guide to Salsa: Part 1: Beginners on DVD Guide to Salsa: Part 1: Beginners
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Salsa dancing is demanding and sensual, requiring nearly every part of the body to let go and be free. This video is a dance class presented in its compact form, with 26 separate lessons teaching the basic rules for salsa dancing and highlighting every magnificent step of the spirited dance. Instructors Gigi and Pedro start with some fairly manageable moves and up the ante with each lesson, committed to turning viewers into true dancers.
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Cast
Pedro Curbello
Director
Director
Debdoot Das
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Special Interest, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Afro-Cuban & Latin Jazz, Latin Music, Dance
Rent Discover Bellydance: Basic Dance on DVD Discover Bellydance: Basic Dance
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Hosted by identical twin sisters Veena and Neena Bidasha, this series of lessons walks students through various techniques in the ancient art of belly dancing. A warm-up starts off the fun, followed by demonstrations of arm movements, shimmies and even the attitude of the sensual dance. A step-by-step tutorial focuses on how to isolate the upper and lower body -- the most unique move in belly dancing.
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Cast
Neena Bidasha, Veena Bidasha
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Bellydance
Rent Show Stoppers on DVD Show Stoppers
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At a historically black college in Virginia, where frat and sorority members court stardom by competing in heated stepping competitions, a group of female steppers find their friendships on the line when they go for the glory. The comedic drama, which stars Faune A. Chambers, Angell Conwell and Robin Wilson as the three gal pals, is something of a female equivalent to the 2007 hit Stomp the Yard.
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Cast
Faune A. Chambers, Angell Conwell, Robin Wilson, Tamala Jones, Clifton Powell, Fredro Starr, Bryce Wilson, Sacha Kemp, Jackie Long, Dorian Gregory
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Barry Bowles
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Drama, Dance, African-American Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance
Rent Steppin': The Movie on DVD Steppin': The Movie
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While various university fraternities and sororities train for several months for an important step show competition, a madcap combination of romances, rehearsals and Greek initiations unfolds. Filmed at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, this Michael Taliferro-directed comedy features amazing dance sequences and an unbeatable soundtrack. Stars such as Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, James Avery, Dick Gregory and Faizon Love make appearances.
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Cast
Darius McCrary, Wesley Jonathan, Chrystee Pharris, Anthony Anderson, Mo'Nique, Faizon Love, Dick Gregory, James Avery, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Sticky Fingaz
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Michael Taliferro
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Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent Bellydance Superstars: Paris at Folies on DVD Bellydance Superstars: Paris at Folies
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In this live 2004 performance, the abdominal gyrations of the world's best belly dancers take center stage for a titillating evening at Paris's Folies Bergère, the famed music hall that played host to Josephine Baker's "banana dance" in 1926. Featured dancers include Rachel Brice, Sonia, Amar Gamal, Tamra-henna, Adoré, Petite Jamilla, Sharon Kihara, Michelle, Mardi Love, Colleen, Aubre, Georgianne, Ana Saeeda and Issam Houshan.
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Rachel Brice, Amar Gamal, Petite Jamilla, Sharon Kihara, Mardi Love, Ana Saeeda, Issam Houshan, Georgianne
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Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Bellydance
Rent Dance of the Kama Sutra on DVD Dance of the Kama Sutra
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Drawing inspiration from the ancient Indian text the <i>Kama Sutra</i>, instructor Hemalayaa teaches women how to reconnect with their inner goddess through a series of playful, sexy dance moves. Her regimen of slow movements is designed to put women in touch with their bodies and to remove the blocks that inhibit them from embracing themselves and their sensuality. Indian dance expert Hemalayaa has taught yoga and dance workshops around the world.
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Cast
Hemalaya Behl
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Dance, World Dance
Rent American Ballet Theatre: The Dream on DVD American Ballet Theatre: The Dream
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Choreographed by Frederick Ashton in honor of William Shakespeare's 400th birthday, this magical production -- based on the Bard's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- features Felix Mendelssohn's famed score and sublime sets that add to the charm. Ethan Stiefel delivers an impressive performance as the lordly Oberon, Alessandra Ferri shines as fairy queen Titania, and Herman Cornejo is pitch-perfect as the impish Puck.
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Ethan Stiefel, Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo
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Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Shakespeare, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Salsa & Merengue: Learn to Dance on DVD Salsa & Merengue: Learn to Dance
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Former U.S. Ballroom Dancing gold medalist Cal Pozo lays down the fundamentals of the two pillars of Latin dance -- salsa and meringue -- in this instructional video. Starting off with the basics of posture, foot placement and hip movements, the video gradually increases in complexity, expanding into mambo and culminating with the ever-popular "Macarena" line dance. Pozo's standard teaching system makes all the moves fun and easy.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent Last Dance on DVD Last Dance
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Go behind the scenes of the contentious collaboration between the directors of avant-garde dance company Pilobolus and children's author Maurice Sendak, who supplies the troupe with the building blocks for a dance piece lionizing a holocaust legacy.
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Cast
Robby Barnett, Maurice Sendak, Michael Tracy, Jonathan Wolken, Arthur Yorinks, Rebecca Anderson, Otis Cook
Director
Director
Mirra Bank
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Genres
Documentary, Miscellaneous Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Celtic Tiger on DVD Celtic Tiger
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Apparently, Michael Flatley was just kidding when he announced his retirement in 2001 because the Lord of the Dance is back. Premiering in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005, this elaborately produced homage to the struggles of the Irish people celebrates a nation of vibrant personalities -- with Flatley serving as a shining example. Filled with his signature flair, the show features plenty of high-steppin' drama and spectacular special effects.
Cast
Cast
Michael Flatley
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, World Music, Dance, World Dance, Music & Musicals, Celtic Music
Rent Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 2 on DVD Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 2
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You'll hit the floor pulsating with sensuous rhythm when you practice the moves demonstrated on the second volume of Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginnners. Using a step-by-step approach, you'll learn dozens of patterns and variations of this sinuous Latin dance -- which never seems to go out of style. As a bonus, the video features the hit music of Benny Velarde. But best of all, salsa provides a great way to keep fit -- and to have fun doing it!
Cast
Cast
Marlon Silva
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent Bellydance: The Art of the Drum Solo on DVD Bellydance: The Art of the Drum Solo
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There are garden-variety belly dancers, super belly dancers &#8230; and then there is Sonia. Watch and wonder at Sonia's hypnotic undulations as she struts her stuff with Issam, one of the greatest Tablah players ever. Pick up pointers (and learn the subtle art of swaying to drum solos) from a great practitioner of the ancient form via this belly-dance instruction video that's just packed with helpful information.
Cast
Cast
Issam Houshan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Bellydance, Dance, World Music
Rent Bellydance: Arms & Posture on DVD Bellydance: Arms & Posture
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This video tutorial from belly dance teacher Rachel Brice will help you get slim and trim as you undulate your way to a finely chiseled body. The session begins with stretching, followed by leg and shoulder preparation. Then you'll move on to an arms and torso combination and end with finishing poses. Brice's dance program will complement your regular workout by improving your overall physical strength and flexibility.
Cast
Cast
Rachel Brice
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Workouts, Dance, Bellydance, Dance Workouts
Rent Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About on DVD Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About
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This biographical portrait celebrates the controversial career of American choreographer and director Jerome Robbins, renowned for Broadway hits such as "West Side Story" and "Fiddler on the Roof" and for his work with the New York City Ballet. Featuring rare rehearsal and performance footage, along with interviews with Robbins and luminaries such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, the film offers an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a master.
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Cast
Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Laurents, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim
Director
Director
Judy Kinberg
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Ultimate Bellydance Fitness Workout on DVD Ultimate Bellydance Fitness Workout
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It's no wonder belly dancers sport impressive abs. Not only is belly dancing an ancient form of dance, it's also an incredible workout that calls on the muscles in the hips, abdomen and legs to work together to create mesmerizing movement. Join Neon, a master practitioner of belly dancing, as she guides viewers in sculpting their core so they can give the dance their all while exercising their body at the same time.
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Cast
Jehan, Andy Troy
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Bellydance, Dance Workouts, Dance, Workouts
Rent Five Dances on DVD Five Dances
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Real dance phenoms show their acting chops in this tale about Chip, a prodigy from Kansas hoping to make it big in New York City. Chip's first weeks of rehearsal are marked by triumphs and setbacks both in his personal life and in the studio.
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Cast
Ryan Steele, Reed Luplau, Catherine Miller, Kimiye Corwin, Luke Murphy
Director
Director
Alan Brown
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Genres
Drama, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Romantic LGBT, Dance
Rent Ballet Class for Beginners on DVD Ballet Class for Beginners
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David Howard's Ballet Class for Beginners is an excellent learning and teaching tool specially designed by America's foremost ballet master to introduce the beginning dance student to the technique and vocabulary of classical ballet, with an emphasis on posture, placement and movement potential. The program features Allison Potter, with music by Whit Kellog.
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Cast
David Howard
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Bringing Back Ballanchine on DVD Bringing Back Ballanchine
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Kevin Kline narrates this documentary that chronicles the New York City Ballet's landmark 2003 journey to St. Petersburg's legendary Mariinsky Theater -- the very stage where company co-founder George Balanchine got his start. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Balanchine's birth, these lovely performances include some of the ballet master's favorite numbers. This program also includes behind-the-scenes footage of that tour.
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Cast
Peter Martins, New York City Ballet, Kevin Kline
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Balanchine: Chaconne, Prodigal Son, etc. on DVD Balanchine: Chaconne, Prodigal Son, etc.
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Witness the magic of George Balanchine's choreography in this program that showcases the acclaimed New York City Ballet. In "Prodigal Son," Mikhail Baryshnikov and Karin Von Aroldingen interpret the Biblical story of acceptance and forgiveness. "Chaconne" boasts performances by Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins as they bring to life the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Also included are "Ballo della Regina" and "The Steadfast Tin Soldier."
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Cast
Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Karin Von Aroldingen
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Carmen & Geoffrey on DVD Carmen & Geoffrey
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Filmmaker Linda Atkinson profiles an uncommon husband-and-wife team in this biographical portrait of dancer-choreographer Carmen De Lavallade and her spouse, Geoffrey Holder, a choreographer, painter and costume designer.
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Cast
Carmen De Lavallade, Geoffrey Holder
Director
Director
Linda Atkinson, Nick Doob
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Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Goddess: Introduction to Bellydance on DVD Goddess: Introduction to Bellydance
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Unlock your inner beauty and learn the secrets of the "goddess lifestyle" with the help of expert instructor Dolphina, who combines the sensual art of bellydancing with an effective calorie-burning workout. Designed especially for beginners, this routine begins with a five-minute warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of ab-isolating movements and a relaxing five-minute cool-down.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Bellydance, Dance Workouts, Dance, Workouts
Rent Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet on DVD Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet
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Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell star in the Royal Ballet's production of "Swan Lake." When Prince Siegfried nearly shoots a swan whom he later discovers is an enchanted princess, he pledges his love to her, hoping to reverse the curse. Now a beloved classic, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet was originally regarded as a failure when it debuted in 1877.
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Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova
Director
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Rent Argentine Tango: The Tango Milonguero on DVD Argentine Tango: The Tango Milonguero
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Instructor Marie Claude Martin leads this tango tutorial, focusing on the Argentine and milonga variations of the passionate dance. Drawing heavily on African rhythms, milonga is the primary musical influence on the tango, which originated in Argentina toward the end of the 19th century. Breaking down the basic steps in an easy-to-follow manner, complete with slow motion and clear demonstrations, Marie turns novice students into tango masters.
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Cast
Marie Claude Martin
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent The Children of Theatre Street on DVD The Children of Theatre Street
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Narrated by silver screen icon Grace Kelly, this Academy Award-nominated documentary profiles the renowned Kirov School of Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia, one of the world's most celebrated schools of dance. Tracing the journey from the school's notoriously demanding audition process to the culmination of the graduating class's final performance, this heartwarming film paints a vivid portrait of the life of an aspiring dancer.
Cast
Cast
Grace Kelly
Director
Director
Robert Dornhelm, Earle Mack
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Genres
Documentary, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance, Special Interest
Rent Tango with Federico: Dance Lessons Vol. 1 on DVD Tango with Federico: Dance Lessons Vol. 1
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Let noted dance teacher Federico Mazandarani sweep you off your feet in this how-to instructional video that teaches complete novices the fundamental steps necessary to execute the most passionate of dances: the tango. This hour-long program teaches leader's steps, follower's steps and arm movements, each demonstrated by dancers and shown from a variety of camera angles to ensure the instructions are clear.
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Cast
Federico Mazandarani
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Latin & Ballroom Dance, Dance
Rent Jean Butler's Irish Dance Masterclass on DVD Jean Butler's Irish Dance Masterclass
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Instructor Jean Butler leads this informational program designed to educate dance enthusiasts on the ins and outs of Irish dance. Butler's expertise, which may be familiar to many due to her experience with the famed Riverdance shows, provides a perfect foundation for teaching this intricate art form. With this series of easy-to-follow moves, even the novice dancer will be able to keep pace -- and have fun while doing so.
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Cast
Jean Butler
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, World Dance, Dance
Rent Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss on DVD Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss
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Belly up to the barre with certified belly dance instructor Rainia Bossonis in this intermediate-level program that mixes belly dance combinations with high-energy music for an amazing cardio workout. You'll tone your muscles as well as burn fat and calories while learning sensuous dance routines, which incorporate moves that will sculpt and strengthen your abs, waist, arms, legs and butt. It's a complete aerobic workout that's also loads of fun!
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Cast
Rania
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Bellydance, Dance Workouts, Dance, Workouts
Rent Barrework Level 1 on DVD Barrework Level 1
Synopsis
Get a personal lesson from one of the finest ballet teachers of our time with this easy-to-follow program. Finis Jhung has had a long career as a performer, director of his own ballet company and innovative teacher. Here, he explains 17 bar exercises while professional dancer Jennifer Harmer demonstrates. Using inventive props, Jhung discusses movement dynamics, correct body placement and how to avoid common mistakes.
Cast
Cast
Finis Jhung, Jennifer Harmer
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance Workouts
Rent Dein Perry's: Tap Dogs on DVD Dein Perry's: Tap Dogs
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Tap Dogs, the all-male Australian dance troupe, has taken the world by storm with a unique, blue-collar style of explosive and raucous tap. Conceived and choreographed by Dein Perry, the six inexhaustible Aussie dancers never miss a step as they stomp their way through this high-octane performance that includes a shape-shifting set, a huge foot-driven synthesizer and a gravity-defying dance number on the ceiling.
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Cast
Dein Perry, Kevin Coyne, Darren Disney, Drew Kaluski, Ben Mayne, Ben Read, Nathan Sheens, Gerry Symonds
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Tap & Jazz Dance
Rent Ballroom Dancing Made Easy on DVD Ballroom Dancing Made Easy
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Channel your inner Fred or Ginger with this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to ballroom dancing. Hosts Angela Rippon and European ballroom dancing champion Ian Waite will instruct you in the basic steps of the waltz, quick step, tango, cha-cha and the jive. Perfect for beginners, this fun and lively program will give the moves -- and the confidence -- to trip the light fantastic on any dance floor.
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Cast
Angela Rippon, Ian Waite
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
Rent B-Girl on DVD B-Girl
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The first time filmmakers Emily (director) and Elizabeth Dell (producer) saw an all-girl break-dance crew perform, they were mesmerized -- and they wanted to see more. Thus was born this film about a girl break-dancer immersed in the hip-hop scene. Starring Julie "Jules" Urich, Wesley Jonathan and Aimee Garcia, the drama highlights the intensity and hard work the b-girls bring to an urban art form largely unrecognized beyond their communities.
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Cast
Julie "Jules" Urich, Missy Yager, Wesley Jonathan, Drew Sidora, Aimee Garcia, James Martinez, Richard Yniguez, Jenny Gago, Robert Cicchini, Marcelo Tubert, Ivan Velez
Director
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Emily Dell
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Drama, Indie Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, Dance
Rent The Heartbeat of Bellydance on DVD The Heartbeat of Bellydance
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This instructional video schools you in the fine art of the rhythmic drum solo, often referred to as the heartbeat of bellydancing. Presenting eight of the most popular beats (including baladi, saiidi, maksoum and semai), acclaimed percussionist Raquy teaches you how to recognize each distinct rhythm, with star dancer and choreographer Jenna demonstrating the most effective dance combinations for each type of beat.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Music Lessons, Dance, Bellydance, Music & Musicals, Drum Lessons
Rent Martha Graham: Dance on Film on DVD Martha Graham: Dance on Film
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This trio of short films showcases the immeasurable talents of world-renowned hoofer and choreographer Martha Graham. First, Graham narrates the 1957 documentary A Dancer's World, which takes a look at her teaching method. Two ballet productions follow: "Appalachian Spring" (1959) -- set to a dramatic score by composer Aaron Copland -- pays homage to the pioneer spirit, while "Night Journey" (1961) interprets the Oedipus myth.
Cast
Cast
Martha Graham, Eleanor Hamerow, Miriam Arsham, Ron Simon, Nathan Kroll, Aaron Copland, Deborah Jowitt
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Rent I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap on DVD I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap
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Actress and dancer Bonnie Franklin taps into the joy of tap and helps viewers who detest the thought of treadmills and gyms find another way to move the body and have fun at the same time. Learn the basic steps and how to execute a shuffle-ball chain, do the waltz clog, dance a soft shoe and move to the time step from an entertainer who's been teaching tap since she was a pre-teen. By the end, viewers will have learned three dance sequences.
Cast
Cast
Bonnie Franklin
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Dance, Special Interest, Tap & Jazz Dance, Workouts, Dance Workouts
Rent Degas and the Dance on DVD Degas and the Dance
Synopsis
French artist Edgar Degas's paintings of graceful ballet dancers are among his most enduring works. Narrated by Frank Langella, this dramatized documentary reveals how Degas's passion for the movement of dance inspired his Impressionist masterpieces. Convincing re-creations of the artist at work in his Montmarte studio and at the Paris Opera -- where Degas spent years studying its dancers -- offer viewers a glimpse into the mind of a creative genius.
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Cast
Frank Langella, Brian Bedford, Peter Badger
Director
Director
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Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance, Special Interest
Rent Don Quixote (Kirov Ballet) on DVD Don Quixote (Kirov Ballet)
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Cervantes' tale of the adventures of noble Spaniard Don Quixote comes alive onstage in this richly visual performance by the world-class Kirov Ballet. Composed by Ludwig Minkus and choreographed by Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky, the four-act performance features Kirov Ballet star Vladimir Ponomaryov as Don Quixote and Soviet dancers Tatyana Terekhova and Farouk Ruzimatov as lovers Kitri and Basilio.
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Cast
Kirov Ballet, Tatiana Terekhova, Farouk Ruzimatov
Director
Director
Genres
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Special Interest, Dance, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent African Healing Dance on DVD African Healing Dance
Synopsis
In this step-by-step tutorial, the lead dancer and director of the Damballa dance troupe leads you through a progression of traditional African dances that promote both physical and emotional well-being through symbolic gestures and positive energy. Dances include the <i>sowu</i>, a "dance of life" from Ghana; the <i>umoya</i>, a South African dance that draws energy from heaven and earth; and the <i>nago</i>, an empowering Afro-Haitian warrior dance.
Cast
Cast
Wyoma
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, World Dance, Dance, Mindfulness & Prayer, Healing & Reiki, Faith & Spirituality
Rent Swing: Cal Pozo's Learn to Dance on DVD Swing: Cal Pozo's Learn to Dance
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America's best-selling dance instructor (and former U.S. Ballroom Dance champion), Cal Pozo, teaches eager pupils the basic steps of swing dancing in this fun and educational video. Included are lessons in styles as varied as the jitterbug, the jump-jive, the Lindy hop and the east/west. Animated feet and slow-motion demonstrations make it easy for fledgling dancers to imitate the participants' moves.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Dance, Tap & Jazz Dance
Rent Bellydance: Beyond Basic Dance on DVD Bellydance: Beyond Basic Dance
Synopsis
Instructor Veena Bidasha and her twin sister, Neena, lead this intermediate-level belly dancing class. After a vigorous warm-up, Veena and Neena -- who've been perfecting their technique since childhood -- teach you how to isolate and move your upper and lower body. Later, they show you how to integrate arm and shoulder moves, shimmies, rib circles, full turns and traveling steps into an erotic, completely choreographed routine.
Cast
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Veena Bidasha, Neena Bidasha
Director
Director
Genres
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Special Interest, Dance, Bellydance
Rent Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 3 on DVD Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginners: Vol. 3
Synopsis
You'll hit the floor pulsating with rhythm when you practice the moves demonstrated on the third volume of Salsa Dancing Guide for Beginnners. Using a step-by-step approach, you'll learn dozens of patterns and variations of this sinuous Latin dance -- which never seems to go out of style. As a bonus, the video features the hit music of Benny Velarde. But best of all, salsa provides a great way to stay in shape -- and to have fun doing it!
Cast
Cast
Marlon Silva
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Latin & Ballroom Dance
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