For Intermediate to Intermediate/Advanced Level
This instructional dance DVD will explore how music is the foundation
for all Hip Hop movement. Jared emphasizes the use of how specific
musical instruments enhance the different textures within the music, and
directly inspire the choreography. The first combo, “Hittin',” will
develop your strength in accenting movements for impact and precision.
The second combo, “Southern Groove,” will teach you how to be strong and
smooth while executing intricate movements. Lastly, “To the floor,”
will allow you to simply throw down, using every feel possible within
the music to express yourself and just have a good time. Jared’s lesson
is sure to make you a better dancer. Always let the music be your guide!
Jared Grimes is a young and vibrant additive in the world of
the arts where he is heavily making his mark in Hip-Hop/Street Jazz and
Tap. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as
Gregory Hines, Fayard Nicholas, Author Duncan and performed for
timeless icons such as Ben Vereen, Debbie Allen, and Jerry Lewis. He is
a member of "Rhapsody The Company", and has performed across the
United States and abroad with the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble.
Grimes most recently choreographed the acclaimed Cirque de Soleil show "Banana Shpeel".
He has also toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the
choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common,
Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, and the Roots under choreographer, Fatima. Jared's
live stage credits include "Babes in Arms" at the Goodspeed Opera
House, "Sammy," directed by Debbie Allen, the North Carolina GTC
production of "Sophisticated Ladies," and "Vaudeville" directed by Chris
D'Amboise. Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola and
television shows such as CBS' "Star Search," "Showtime at the Apollo,"
ABC Family's "Dance Fever" and The Jerry Lewis Telethon. His feature
film credits include New Line Cinemas "Little Manhattan" and Elevation
Filmworks' "First Born," starring Elizabeth Shue.