Christians today are regularly faced with a false choice between religiosity or rejection. These can be tough decisions that challenge your faith daily. But with the evolving face of media, technology, and today’s Christian, there are solutions that don’t force you to choose.
Shazzy Fitness is a revolutionary fun and funky dance fitness workout that complements the busy lifestyle of today’s Christian. This new and innovative dance fitness program fuses modern dance with faith-based contemporary music, including Gospel Hip-Hop & Christian Rock.
The Shazzy Fitness DVD series includes the choreography from three amazing dance instructors – Leslie Alison, Apollo Levine and Vera Musgrove.
Leslie Alison, former captain of the Atlanta Hawks Dance Team and back-up stage performer for MC Hammer, is the owner of Classix Dance Productions, a dance-fitness company for seniors, ages 50+, and home to Atlanta’s official senior dance team, the ATL Silver Classix Crew. Leslie’s team performs for various professional sporting events, such as the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves games, spreading the joy of dance to all ages. Leslie’s faith has always been an important part of her life. As a child she grew up in Birmingham, Alabama very involved with church youth-group activities. At a young age she danced with a Christian ballet company, frequently dancing in church as a form of worship. Leslie was ultimately accepted to numerous professional ballet programs including Boston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. In 2010, Leslie was selected as one of Jezebel Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans, and has been featured on numerous radio & television broadcasts, morning shows and print publications.
Apollo Levine is a professional actor, performer, choreographer, dancer and music artist. Apollo has worked on several notable shows with various theatre houses including Dreamgirls, Ragtime and Smokey Joe's Café, just to name a few. Growing up the son of a preacher, Apollo learned the importance of seeking God and living a faith-filled life from the time he was born. Although originally from Louisiana, Apollo spent much of his youth living in Indiana, where received his minister’s license when he was just 15 years old. This talented performer has coached and choreographed in the world of competitive cheerleading on a national level, and also spent two years as the dance captain and lead choreographer of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats dance team. He brings a unique, explosive and energetic style he calls “Urban Rock”, to his choreography and his music and when not choreographing Shazzy Fitness routines, he continues to be one of the most popular urban dance instructors in the Atlanta area.
Vera Musgrove, a five-year veteran and former captain of the A-Town Dancers of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, received Christ at an early age and grew in her faith as a long-time member of Zion Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Vera has over 20 years of dance training and performing experience and has taught a range of classes, and performed for recording artists and special events including Purple Ribbon Artists, Bobby Valentino and the BET Hip Hop Awards. In December 2011, Vera completed a tour with the theatrical production called DRUMLine Live! She was the dance captain for the show which has travelled nationally and internationally. In 2012, Vera completed a show run as a cast member and the dance captain of the Pop 40 and Rhythm & Grooves stage shows at Six Flags Over Georgia. When Vera is not leading Shazzy viewers in Christian hip hop fitness dances, she teaches a variety of beginner and master dance and fitness classes including ballet, tap and jazz to young dancers throughout the Atlanta area.
You’ll have a blast as each choreographer leads through fun, easy to follow, gospel hip-hop dance workouts that challenge the body and ignite the spirit. Designed for women and men of all ages and fitness levels, this cardio workout has been described as “a cutting-edge fitness solution that is divinely inspired, yet unapologetically funkafied”.
The gospel hip-hop music artists featured in this DVD include Da’ T.R.U.T.H. , Dwight “Beezy” Brown, E.Dot and Jai. These revolutionary artists are transforming the face of Christian music by integrating the musical styles of hip-hop with faith-based lyrical content and allowing Christians who enjoy the heavy base beats of hip-hop to jam to their favorite gospel songs.
As an added bonus, Shazzy Fitness DVDs offer multiple 10-minute, heart-pumping workouts specifically choreographed to maximize the fat burn while fitting into even the busiest of schedules.
Shazzy Fitness will never feel like a choice between fun and faith. This dance workout is designed for everyone looking to lift their spirit and their heartrate!
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