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 below and click on "sign up". 

College Student Discount: $12 drop in class valid with a current student ID. 

New to our studio? Register here. 


Contemporary Classes

 

Meg Anderson: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary, Mondays 7:30-9pm

Meg Anderson hails from central Massachusetts where she began her early dance career. She continued her dance education at Dean College and graduated with her BA in Dance in 2012. Since graduation Meg has danced in prestigious theaters such as the Ailey Theater, Jordan Hall, and the Paramount Theater. She was honored to be one of the only two female dancers ever to perform Pilobolus’s famous founding quartet Ocellus alongside fellow Urbanity Dancer Jamie Ballou. Throughout her six seasons with Urbanity, Meg has had the pleasure of working with many notable choreographers such as Betsi Graves, Marcus Schulkind, Jaclyn Walsh, Carl Flink, Jackie Nowicki and Andy Noble. She has also had the opportunity to present her own choreography, collaborating with such organizations as Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Choir and Emerson Dance Ensemble, and creating many works on Urbanity’s company dancers. Meg is honored to have many rolls within Urbanity including Artistic Associate, Director of the Junior Apprentice Program and Youth Companies, as well as Co-director of the Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive. 

 

Levi Marsman: Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary, Tuesdays 7:30-9pm

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Levi Philip Marsman is from Boston, MA.  He began his training at the Boston Arts Academy, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, and Jeanette Neill Dance Studio as a scholarship recipient in their Boston Youth Moves Program.  After graduating from the from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Levi was awarded a place in the Scholarship Program at The Ailey School.  He later enrolled in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, which lead to an invitation to join Ailey II by former director, Sylvia Waters before graduation.  Levi’s performance credits include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York), Movements Dance Company (Jamaica), OrigiNation (Boston), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles), Reed Dance (Pittsburgh) and PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia) Levi has been Artist in Residence at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Teacher In Residency for Urbanity Dance and is currently on faculty in the Ailey Extension program of the Ailey School. As a choreographer, he has created works for institutions such as Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Encore!, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Marygrove College, Renaissance High School, Boston Youth Moves, Endicott College, Georgian University's Black Movements Dance Theatre, the Joffrey School, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Ailey School, Reed Dance, the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Ballet Ecclectica at Center of Creative Arts, and OrigiNation. He has worked extensively with his mentor Christopher Huggins as co-choreographer and collaborator for dance companies and schools such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and the Juilliard School. Levi’s awards include Contemporary Dance Silver Medalist of the 4th Seoul International Dance Competition, 2007 Young Professionals Awardee—Martha Hill Dance Fund, Best Performance at the 10th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Michigan and first recipient of the 2016 Ballet Inc. Emerging Choreographer Award.  He was recently asked to perform an original solo in the 2018 Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was one of two guest choreographers to create a new work for Urbanity Dance in Boston in their "Urbanity NeXt" Project in 2017. He is excited to be choreographing for the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Eastern Michigan University, and his third work for the ballet department at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts all before the end of the year.

 

Chantal Doucett: Advanced Contemporary/Modern, Mondays 10-11:45am

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Chantal Doucett received her BFA in Dance Performance from The University of Hartford's Hartt School under the direction of Stephen Pier. She has been a dancer and choreography fellow for Urbanity Dance since the fall of 2011.  Chantal began her professional career as a
dancer for the company performing at spaces including Boston University Dance Theater, Jordan Hall, and Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.  In 2013 she stepped into her current role as a choreography fellow for the company and teaches a weekly company class.  She has shown work at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival every year since it's inaugural debut in 2012 and has choreographed for multiple Urbanity shows including Neruda's Book of Questions, The Sun Queen, and NeXt.  Throughout her career, she has also had the opportunity to
perform in the Capezio Ace Awards and has shown her commercial choreography at The Liberty Hotel's annual Halloween and New Years Eve
events.

Jazz Class

Jeannette Neill: Open Level Jazz, Thursdays 7:30-9pm

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An enduring and moving force in the Boston dance and cultural community, Jeannette founded and was the Artistic Director of the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. For almost 40 years, her studio was a supportive and encouraging training ground for aspiring and recreational dancers. Jeannette was also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Boston Youth Moves, a pre-professional teen dance program. In addition, she was one of the Artistic Directors of The Boston Summer Dance Festival.Jeannette has an extensive teaching backround that includes has The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston Youth Moves, The Boston Summer Dance Festival, Powered By Dance Summer Programs, Boston Conservatory, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts, Harvard University, Boston University, Boston Ballet Summer Dance program and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She is an internationally respected educator, dancer and choreographer whose work has taken her around the globe to The Milan Opera Company in Palermo, Italy; the IAC Studio in Tokyo, Japan; Danachuest in Goteborg, Sweden; and the Jazz Tap Festival in Monterray, Mexico among others.Ms. Neill was the first person in the performing arts to be recognized by the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston when they honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She received a Dance Champion Award from Boston Dance Alliance and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center as well as A Lifetime Achievement in The Arts from Salem State University. Additionally, The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio has received several “Best of Boston” awards from Boston Magazine.

 

Hip Hop Class

Stanislav Karachev: Intermediate Hip Hop, Thursdays 7:30-9pm

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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.

 

Heels Class

Tyh Céspedes: Open Level Heels, Fridays 8-9pm (9/14, 9/21, 9/28)

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Tyhgita (Tyh) Céspedes, also known as “Tyh the Dancer”, is a performer, choreographer and fine arts educator who focuses on hip hop and jazz funk.

She performed with Phunk Phenomenon hip hop dance team for the Celtics in 2016. Tyh taught dance and drama after school and summer programs at the North Shore YMCA school aged program in 2015. She currently choreographs and directs performances for local artists, and teaches private lessons to all levels.

Tyh teaches hip-hop dance at various community and dance programs in the greater Boston area with Urbanity Dance. She also performs as a party starter for Bar Mitzvah parties with Northern Lights.