Students work to explore phrasing, fluidity and performance quality. Our curriculum explores the elements of dance in a supportive environment where students can develop technique, personal expression, and confidence. Students work towards an final showcase at a professional performance venue. Urbanity Dance also offers additional performance opportunities through audition based performance groups. Options for the casual dancer or students looking to pursue dance as a career are available.
A popular street style of dance that includes isolations, popping/locking, breaking, wacking, vogueing and more! Dancers will gain strength, coordination, flexibility and an increased sense of confidence through movement.
Students learn contemporary dance technique appropriate for their age and ability. Contemporary dance includes 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.
Students learn the fundamentals of tumbling and acrobatics and work to develop increased strength and flexibility. Acro skills can supplement contemporary and hip hop techniques. One-on-one attention from the instructor guarantees that each student is challenged yet supported.
Ballet technique is a foundational element of contemporary dance. The strength, flexibility, coordination, and anatomical awareness developed through the study and practice of ballet vocabulary is crucial for building strong, versatile contemporary dancers. Classes will include barre, center, and across the floor exercises and will give students the ballet vocabulary necessary to pursue training at summer intensives or pre-professional training programs.
Primary electives are for dancers ages 8+
Boys Dance II
This all-male class for ages 5-7 is a high-energy, high-cardio environment, which incorporates body percussion and martial arts influences with contemporary technique. Designed to focus on the athleticism of dance and building strength, this class provides a physical outlet for energetic boys while enforcing the structure of a traditional dance class.
Participation in youth company requires commitment to an attendance policy, as well as enrollment in the below technique classes based on level. All registrants will be contacted with details on the audition date and process.
Monday | 4:15–4:55 | UDHQ
Hip Hop Crew
Students who participate in Hip Hop Crew are required to be enrolled in at least one hip hop technique class. All registrants will be contacted with details on the audition date and process.'
Tuesday | 4:00–4:40 | Balance at Urbanity Dance