Seasonal Sessions

Adult Spring Session begins March 26, 2019! Registration open now. 

Urbanity Dance's seasonal session 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 10-12 weeks (depending on the session), 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 a variety styles of dance like contemporary, hip hop, and Brazilian Zouk! 


Locations

UDHQ | 1180 Washington Street Suite #100 Boston, MA  02118

Directions to UDHQ

Balance at Urbanity Dance | 111 W. Concord Street Boston, MA 02118

Directions to Balance

Urbanity Central | 725 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Directions to Central

Class Schedule

Spring: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - Monday, June 24, 2019 (12 weeks!)
Registration open now!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 5:30-6:45 p.m. | Beg. Free Flow Ballet w/ Flora Kim | Urbanity Central

  • 6:45-8:00 p.m. | Beg. Contemporary w/ Dorothy Cherry | UDHQ

  • 7:15-8:30 p.m. | Beg/Int. Hip Hop w/ Tyh Céspedes | Urbanity Central

  • 7:30-8:45 p.m. | Beg/Int. Contemporary w/ Genny Mudd | Balance at Urbanity Dance

  • 8:00-9:15 p.m. | Beg/Int Contemporary w/ Dorothy Cherry | UDHQ

Thursday

  • 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Open Level Krump w/ Boaz ‘Statix’ Deceus | Urbanity Central

Friday

Sunday

  • 4:00-5:15 p.m. | Beg./Int. Hip Hop w/ Charae Hemingway | UDHQ

  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Prizmatic w/ J’Quan Oliver | Urbanity Central

Click here to read more about our faculty.


What Level Am I?

  • Beginner Level: Beginner courses are for those dancers that have some to little relevant dance experience.

  • Beginner/Intermediate Level: Beginner/Intermediate level courses are for those dancers that have had at least one full year of relevant dance experience.

  • Intermediate Level: Intermediate level courses are for those dancers that have had substantial relevant dance experience and training (3-4 years preferred). This level is perfect for those that may had trained heavily in dance in the past and want to return to dance.

  • Open Level: Open Level courses are for dancers of ALL levels and backgrounds - from beginner to advanced!

Questions about registration? Email studio@urbanitydance.org

Questions about level placement? Email Director of Education, Leilani Ricardo, leilani@urbanitydance.org 


 

Class Descriptions

 

Contemporary: 

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Classes are both contemporary technique and performance focused. 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 12-week session.

Hip Hop: 

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Classes are both hip hop technique and performance focused. 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 12-weeks. Dancers will practice choreography in preparation for an informal showcase for family and friends that will culminate at the end of the program. This class is a great mix between both Form and Perform Hip Hop classes!

Brazilian Zouk:

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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 Cuadra 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. This is an open level course.  

Open Level Free Form Ballet:

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Considered the foundational technique of all western performance dances, such as modern, jazz, and contemporary, ballet is one of the most iconic dance styles in the world. With it's emphasis on placement, carriage of the body, alignment, grace, suppleness, precision, and dexterity, ballet is the perfect class for a wide range of adult students looking to improve their coordination and flexibility. Urbanity's Free Flow class is unique in providing the best of a traditional ballet class with fun and engaging twists, such as free-standing warm ups (known as center barre) and an emphasis on expression and creativity.

Open Level Krump:

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Often confused with its cousin hip hop, Krump is a hard hitting and aggressive form of street dance created and popularized by young black dancers in California. Krump exists to provide a positive and uplifting expression of aggression: the high energy, exaggerated, and expressive movement provides both a physical and emotional outlet. Characterized by intense movement, Krump is a deeply personal form of dance that is rooted in liberating oppressed people through movement. Class includes a warm up, introduction to basic Krump movements and technique, and then moves into phrase work and improvisation using the vocabulary built in class.


Prizmatic Hip Hop Crew:

Prizmatic is a developmental crew where you can blossom and feel free to try to a bunch of different things, together - Jeff (Prizmatic Crew dancer)

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 one 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 the 1.5 hour rehearsals.