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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.
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), The Elan Awards honoring Susan Stroman.