10-Week Session Courses
Next session begins January 7th. Registration now open.
Urbanity Dance's 10-week dance programs are geared to serve adults ranging from true beginners to those with prior dance training looking for a way to get back into the dance studio! All classes run once a week for 10 weeks, with a cumulative performance/showcase from all the classes at the end.
Urbanity's courses are designed to teach fundamental techniques mixed with choreography each week. We currently offer classes in 3 styles of dance: contemporary, hip hop and Brazilian Zouk.
Fall Session: Sept 10th - Nov 18th
registration opens: August 21st
Winter Session: Jan 7th- March 24th
registration opens: October 16th
Spring Session: March 25th- June 9th
registration opens: February 18th
Summer Session: June 17th- August 25th
registration opens: May 6th
UDHQ | 1180 Washington Street Suite #100 Boston, MA 02118
Balance | 111 W. Concord Street Boston, MA 02118
6:00-7:30pm - Beg. Hip Hop | Tyhgita Céspedes | UDHQ
6:30-8:00pm - Beg./Int. Hip Hop | Xavier Shrosphire | Balance
6:15-7:45pm - Beg. Contemporary | Leilani Ricardo | Balance
6:00-7:30pm - Beg./Int. Contemporary | Cayley C. | UDHQ
7:30-9:00pm - Int. Contemporary | Genny Mudd | UDHQ
6:00-7:30pm - Beg. Contemporary | Jen Passios | Balance
6:00-7:30pm - Beg. Hip Hop | Jessie Alegría
6:30-8:00pm - Open Level Brazilian Zouk | Jose Cuadra | Balance
10:30am-12:00noon - Beg. Hip Hop | Charae Hemingway | Balance
4:00-5:30pm - Beg./Int. Hip Hop | McKhelen Alcindor | UDHQ
5:30-7:00pm - Hip Hop Crew | TBA | UDHQ
Classes incorporate yoga, cardio, strength training, and elements of ballet, modern, jazz, and improv dance techniques. Classes include a full body warm up to build strength and flexibility, then progress to exploring larger movement sequences travelling through space. Students spend a portion of each class learning choreography to perform at an informal showing that finishes off the 10-week session.
Class begins with grooves, isolations and the basics of hip hop fundamentals: popping, locking, waving and break dancing. Dancers also work on cardio, strength and flexibility training throughout their 10-weeks. Dancers will practice choreography in preparation for an informal showcase for family and friends that will culminate at the end of the program.
Brazilian Zouk is a partner dance originating from Brazil. The dance is a descendant of lambada, the music & dance style that swept over the world like a storm in the late 1980's. Brazilian Zouk is characterized by the dancers’ undulating bodies and the girls' flowing hair. Depending on the style of Brazilian Zouk, you can see a close connection embrace and long graceful steps, strong hip movements, body isolations and upper-body torsions, wild spins and whip-like head movements. While the dance is often called sensual, it is not sexual or erotic. It is danced by people of all ages in night clubs, dance schools and events around the world!
Jose will be teaching Traditional Zouk or Rio style Zouk. Traditional Zouk (or Rio style zouk) is a more sensual, romantic and dramatic style of Brazilian zouk. The dancers use the slow-quick-quick rhythm, marking ‘tum’ beat in the Zouk music. It is common to not use only the rhythm but also the pauses, melody and lyrics in the dance as well as utilize different dynamics in the timing. Moves such as body rolls and extensions are typical as well as movements influenced by jazz, ballet and contemporary dance.
Hip Hop Crew:
Urbanity Dance is proud to offer the first ever beginner/intermediate adult hip hop crew in Boston!! This program is for our hip hop dancers who are looking to take their dancing to the NEXT level and perform outside the Urbanity Community. In addition to the adult showcase, hip hop crew dancers will participate in 1 outside performance and gain exposure to the larger hip hop scene in Boston. Hip hop crew differs from our hip hop classes. In crew, dancers work strictly on choreography - we do not practice hip hop fundamentals and technique during this 1.5 hour rehearsal. Hip hop crew will run during all 10-week session.
Important note: Hip Hop Crew is an extension of our hip hop technique classes. Therefore, crew must be paired with at least 1 of our beginner or beginner/int hip hop technique classes.
View the class schedule and register below.