Urbanity's High School Credit Bearing Program
Now you can spend time dancing while earning high school credit! Urbanity Dance is now offering a credit bearing program in partnership with Boston Public Schools. Students will study Hip Hop or Contemporary as well as assist in one of our Youth Program courses at our South End studios after school.
Each credit bearing high school student at Urbanity is required to study one hour of Urban Dance/Hip Hop and to assist of teaching staff in one hour of a Youth Program course per week. In total, students are given two hours of studio time: dancing, working side by side with professional dance instructors and Boston youth - all while earning high school credit!
Read more about each part of our program below!
Youth Program Courses - Classroom Assistant
All Urbanity Dance High School Assistants are required to assist at least one hour per week in one of our Kids Program Courses. Kids classes for ages 4-11 provide instruction in various styles of dance including contemporary, hip hop, tap and acro. For instance, Urbanity Dance Kids Groove (ages 4-5) explores the basics of ballet, modern, hip hop, and yoga techniques. With combinations and more complex sequences of movement, they further develop strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Assistants will closely work with and support with lead professional teachers to prepare and facilitate lessons.
Hip Hop or Contemporary
The Urban Dance track incorporates hip hop and acrobatics and is appropriate to each student's age and level. Classes include warm-ups, technique lessons and choreography work so students can apply their new skills directly in the classroom. Students will spend 1 hour of the class learning hip hop techniques such as isolations, popping and locking, breaking and krump. The next hour of class is dedicated to learning the fundamentals of acrobatics, an area of movement that melds with dance techniques to enhance a dancer's overall performance skills.
Teen Hip Hop meets on Thursdays from 3:45pm - 4:40pm
The Contemporary Dance track allows students to learn technique appropriate to their age and level. Students will spend two hours of class learning ballet, modern, and jazz technique. Benefits include cardio exercise, strength and flexibility, problem-solving skills, the ability to work in teams, musicality, a heightened mind-body connection, improvisation skills, and increased confidence.
Our Teen Contemporary Class is currently full, but please inquire for future openings!