Open Classes

Our professional instructors engage and challenge participants while honoring their unique perspectives and abilities. Classes are $15 per session unless otherwise noted. 10-class passes can also be purchased at the studio for $135.  To reserve a spot ahead of time, please find your class on the schedule bellow and click on "sign up". 

 

Current Schedule: 

Advanced Contemporary Modern: Company Open Class | Monday 10:00-11:45am | Chantal Doucett    

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary | Monday 7:30-9:00pm | Meg Anderson

Intermediate Hip Hop | Thursday 7:30-9:00pm | Stanislav Karachev


April Pop-up Drop-In Schedule

Join our #DropInTuesdays

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary  Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Tuesday, April 10th 7:30-9:00pm | Dorothy Cherry

Tuesday, April 17th 7:30-9:00pm | Dorothy Cherry

Tuesday, April 24th 7:30-9:00pm | Haley Day

Tuesday, May 8th 7:30-9:00pm I Cayley Christoforou 

Tuesday, May 15th 7:30-9:00pm I Styles Alexander 

Tuesday, May 22nd 7:30-9:00pm I Styles Alexander

 

...and Fridays! 

Beginning Hip Hop Fridays 6:30-8:00pm | Tyh Céspedes 

Friday, April 13th 6:30-8:00pm


Advanced Contemporary Modern: Company Open Class

A Contemporary Modern class with a Jazz flare.  Strong focus on technique and body awareness mixed with an occasional heat pumping combo. This class has a special perk of training alongside the Urbanity Dance Company.

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Chantal Doucett

Chantal holds a BFA in dance performance from the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Performing Arts under the direction of Stephen Pier.  She is currently a Choreography Fellow for Urbanity Dance and shares her love for dance teaching around the Greater Boston area.

Chantal teaches every Monday, 10:00am - 11:45am, at Urbanity Dance              

 

Intermediate Contemporary Classes

Our line-up of Contemporary Dance instructors offer a wide range of perspectives to hone in on advanced and intermediate contemporary dance technique. Each instructor aims to engage and challenge participants while honoring their unique perspectives and abilities.

 

Meghan Anderson has been dancing with the Urbanity Dance Company since 2012 and holds a BFA in dance from Dean College. Check her out here.

Meg teaches every Monday, 7:30-9:00pm, at Urbanity Dance

 

 

 

 

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Dorothy Cherry was born August 5, 1994 and is a native of Atlanta, GA. There she trained at the Decatur School of Ballet in Decatur, GA starting at the age of 4. She continued to train in Decatur up until attending Tri-Cities High School with an acceptance into the dance magnet program. At Tri-Cities she worked such artists such as Camille Brown, Dawn Axam, Bridgette Moore, Juel Lane, and more. After graduating she received a scholarship to the Boston Conservatory, and graduated with her BFA in Dance at The Boston Conservatory in May 2016. There she worked with Danny Burcheski, Dwight Rhoden, Uri Sands, Darrell Moultrie, and Andrea Miller; as well as the faculty of the conservatory: Marcus Schulkind, Adrianna Suarez, Denise Pons, Tommy Neblett, Jimmy Viera, Leslie Woodies, and more. Dorothy is in her first season with the professional company of Urbanity. 

Dorothy is teaching Tuesday, April 10th & April 17th 7:30-9:00pm, at Urbanity Dance. 

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Haley Day grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After training for several years as a competitive gymnast, Haley found ballet and began her exploration of the dance world. She graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in 2013 with a BFA in Dance Performance with a dual emphasis in ballet and modern techniques. During college, Haley had the pleasure of dancing as a guest artist in the corps of Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker; she was also a guest artist for Western Oklahoma Ballet Theater and a dancer in Owen/Cox Contemporary Dance Group in Kansas City. 2018 marks Haley’s fifth year as a professional company dancer of Urbanity.

Haley is teaching Tuesday, April 24th 7:30-9:00pm, at Urbanity Dance. 

 

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Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. Styles Alexander graduated from the Boston Conservatory in 2016 with a B.F.A in Contemporary Dance and emphasis in Choreography. Styles has performed works by Andrea Miller, Dwight Rhoden, Robin Aren, and many other contemporary dance choreographers. Styles also has presented multiple works on the Boston Conservatory’s mainstage. 

 

Styles is teaching Tuesday, May 15th & May 22nd 7-30-9:00pm, at Urbanity Dance 

 

Beginning Hip Hop Class

Are you hip hop curious? Has it been awhile since your last dance class? This beginner hip hop drop in is for you! You will get a full body warm up, learn fundamental grooves and hip hop technique and apply it to a high energy combo in this 1.5 hour class! Come have fun, stimulate your mind and body and be expressive with Tyh the Dancer

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Tyhgita (Tyh) Céspedes is a dancer, choreographer and fine arts educator who focuses on hip hop and jazz funk. Tyh taught dance and drama after school and summer programs with the North Shore YMCA school aged program in 2015.
At Centre College, she was the president of the Moments in Motion (MIM) dance club teaching hip‐hop, jazz‐funk and latin dance for club workshops. She also choreographed for the MIM performance subgroup, Retrospect. Tyh facilitated dance‐movement workshops at Raw Art Works after school program for expressive therapies as an intern in January 2014. She planned,
executed and facilitated a series of dance‐movement therapy and community engagement workshops as an intern at The Dance Complex during the summer of 2014. She also taught hip‐hop dance at Studio Dance from 2011 to 2014; at Star Dance Studio during the summer of 2013; and at the Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts in Boston during the winter of 2013. As an intern during the fall ‘13 semester at the Ministry of Culture in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Tyh learned harana and taught jazz‐funk. Tyh choreographed for the original play performed at Edinburgh International Fringe Festival 2012: After Orpheus. She danced in Thee Slap Bracelets dance crew, which won 1st place at Prelude New England in 2011.

 

Intermediate Hip Hop Class

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J'Quan started dancing before he could remember. Rhythms, beats, and the art of movement was a big interest growing up. Originally learned off the streets of Boston and trained as a martial artist since he was six. Since then, he's had extensive training in hip hop, break-dancing, lyrical , tricking & parkour. Eventually, expanded his training into tap and contemporary. As J'Quan progressed, he looked into different genres of art and dance from different cultures to further expand his knowledge and understanding: to then develop his own unique style.

J'Quan attended Becker College in Worcester, MA for Game Design with a minor in Psychology. During this time, he helped create the Becker College Dance Program as Captain for the team and President for their club. He also joined Dance Company Worcester as a guest choreographer and dancer for 4 years. Currently he is apart of one of the most influential crews for hiphop in Boston known as Phunk Phenomenon.

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Stanislav Karachev has about 9 years of dance experience participating on teams such as StreetHYpE (current crew), VibeStyle, Dance2Save and Colleges of Fenway Dance program. Through classes, performances, competitions, sessions and battles, Stan constantly works on his proficiency in dance styles including hip hop, house, krump, locking, popping, dancehall and more. Stan believes that whether it's taking class or teaching, dance is an exchange of energy, culture and movement so have an open mind, feel the music and dance; just go for it and have fun. Check Stan out on YouTube and Instagram: @EskapadeLife.

Stan is teaching every Thursday in March 7:30-9:00pm at Urbanity Dance.