Frank Hatchett, internationally celebrated Master Jazz
teacher, brings his VOP style to you in this energetic 60 minute
instructional dance video. Join Frank in three easy to follow routines
that are perfect for the beginner through the advanced beginner dance
student. Unique camera angles facing the mirror allow you to learn the
dance moves as though you were a student in the class.
Follow Frank and his dance teachers as they take you step by step
through three innovative jazz styles so you can learn to dance easily.
One select routine will transport you into class at the Broadway Dance
Center (New York City) where you join in the energy of a class with
Frank and his students. Push yourself to the limit and move like you've
been dancing forever! Frank Hatchett's choreography is packed with
excitement. The Hatchett style is a blend of strength and a get-down,
street-smart feeling based on being centered and an individual
interpretation of the music. His unique spirit is called VOP.
Entertainers, students, and dance teachers from all over the world
come to study with Frank Hatchett. Frank has continuously toured the
country giving master classes, and making special guest appearances. In
addition, Frank has been one of the featured master teachers for the
annual Jazz Dance World Congress.
The Hatchett style is a blend of strength, funk, and individual
interpretation, with an emphasis on selling your performance. Associated
exclusively to Frank Hatchett, his unique energy and spirit have come
to be called VOP.
Aside from teaching, Frank has choreographed for all aspects of the
entertainment industry. ABC’s Good Morning America dubbed him “The
Doctor of Jazz.” CNBC’s television documentary, Real Stories featured a
series on Frank, which later won an Emmy Award. Mr. Hatchett has also
been featured on MTV’s The Real World, and VH1’s Driven. In 2000, Frank
Hatchett and Nancy Myers Gitlin co-authored the popular book titled
Frank Hatchett’s Jazz Dance. Frank was also honored as one of the
recipients of the Fred Astaire awards in 2002.