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Youth Teen Classes

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. 

For high school students looking for our credit bearing program, email Leilani Ricardo at Leilani@urbanitydance.org

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Need help registering? Call us at 617-572-3727, email us at studio@urbanitydance.org.

Hip Hop

Tuition | Financial Aid | Level Placements | Private Lessons

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.

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Teen Beginner/Teen I

with Angelica Rodrigues

Tuesday | 6:15-7:10 | Balance at Urbanity Dance

Teen III

with Russell Ferguson

Wednesday | 5:30-6:25 | Urbanity Central


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Tuition | Financial Aid | Level Placements | Private Lessons

Contemporary dance includes ballet, modern, and jazz technique.

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Teen Beginner

with Flora Kim

Monday | 5:30-6:25 | Balance at Urbanity Dance | $855/year

Teen II

with Meg Anderson

Wednesday | 6:00-7:15 | Balance at Urbanity Dance | $1,120/year

Teen I

with Juanita Pearl

Monday | 5:00-6:15 | Urbanity Central | $1,120/year

Teen III

with Haley Day

Wednesday | 6:45-8:00 | UDHQ | $1,120/year


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Tuition | Financial Aid | Level Placements | Private Lessons

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.

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Teen Beginner/Teen I

with Flora Kim

Monday | 6:30-7:25 | Balance at Urbanity Dance | $855/year

Teen II

with Haley Day

Thursday | 6:15-7:30 | UDHQ | $1,120/year

Teen II/III

with Savannah Lee

Wednesday | 4:15-5:40 | UDHQ | $1,250/year

Teen III

with Meg Anderson

Friday | 4:00-5:25 | UDHQ | $1,250/year


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Conditioning

with Juanita Pearl

Monday | 4:00–4:55 | Urbanity Central | $855/year

Conditioning for Dancers is designed to support Teen level students in building the strength, stamina, and flexibility necessary for the athleticism of contemporary, ballet, and jazz techniques. Class will include cardio and strength training balanced by stretching and body alignment exercises geared specifically for the dancer's needs.

Improvisation

with Jacob Regan

Intermediate/Advanced
Saurday | 11:25-12:50 | Urbanity Central | $1,250/year

Improvisation is for students who are interested in deepening their exploration of dance techniques. “Improv,” the art of making it up as you go, helps students build confidence in their own unique movement styles, helping them to unlock the myriad possibilities of movement. Students will build a personal sense of artistry without the constraints of any specific technical vocabulary.

Modern

with Hayley Day

Intermediate/Advanced
Thursday 4:35–5:50 | Urbanity Central | $1,120/year

Designed for the more creative spirit. Modern will teach the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. This class will focus on weight and suspension, fall and recover, strength and release.

Jazz

with Haley Day

Beginner/Intermediate
Saturday | 1:00–2:15 | UDHQ | $1,120/year

Jazz technique is a great addition to contemporary and ballet technique classes. This class will round out the upper level contemporary dancer's training and contribute to overall stylistic and technical versatility. Athletic leaps and turns as well as complex isolations and combinations help dancers train strength, power, and precision; jazz is a key style and technique for dancers interested in performing in commercial dance or musical theater.

Jazz

with Jen Farrel

Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday | 12:55–2:20 | Urbanity Central | $1,120/year

Jazz technique is a great addition to contemporary and ballet technique classes. This class will round out the upper level contemporary dancer's training and contribute to overall stylistic and technical versatility. Athletic leaps and turns as well as complex isolations and combinations help dancers train strength, power, and precision; jazz is a key style and technique for dancers interested in performing in commercial dance or musical theater.

Pointe I

with Savannah Lee

Wednesday | 5:45–6:40 | UDHQ | $855/year

Upper level dancers interested in training in pre-pointe/pointe must also be enrolled in Teen II or Teen III, and Teen II/III ballet class. Students will build the ankle strength and foot detexterity necessary for dancing en pointe in a safe environment with a sensitivity to healthy anatomical alignment and technique. Class will build from barre exercises to center work as strength and stamina develop.

Leaps and Turns

with Meg Anderson

Friday | 5:30–6:25 | UDHQ | $855/year

This class is a great supplement for contemporary, ballet, and jazz classes. Students will build the complex coordination and power to enhance the leaps, jumps, and turns from their technique classes.

 

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Junior Youth Company

with Haley Day

This is an audition-based class for students interested in building performance skills and strengthening the mental skill of learning contemporary dance choreography. Youth Company members will serve as Urbanity’s ambassadors in at least three community performances per year; past performance venues have included the Boston Children’s Museum, the ICA, and a number of dance festivals in the Boston area.

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 |6:30–7:25 | UDHQ | $855/year

Junior Hip Hop Crew

with Juanita Pearl

This is an audition based class for students interested in high caliber performance opportunities beyond Spring Showcase! Hip Hop Crew members will serve as Urbanity’s ambassadors in three community performances per year; past performance venues have included the Boston Children’s Museum, the ICA, and numerous dance festivals. As representatives of Urbanity Dance, participation in Hip Hop Crew requires commitment to an attendance policy.

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 | 5:15–6:10 | UDHQ | $855/year

Senior Youth Company

with Meg Anderson

This is an audition-based class for students interested in building performance skills and strengthening the mental skill of learning contemporary dance choreography. Youth Company members will serve as Urbanity’s ambassadors in at least three community performances per year; past performance venues have included the Boston Children’s Museum, the ICA, and a number of dance festivals in the Boston area.

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 | 6:00–7:15| UDHQ | $1,120/year

Senior Hip Hop Crew

with Charae Hemingway

This is an audition based class for students interested in high caliber performance opportunities beyond Spring Showcase! Hip Hop Crew members will serve as Urbanity’s ambassadors in three community performances per year; past performance venues have included the Boston Children’s Museum, the ICA, and numerous dance festivals. As representatives of Urbanity Dance, participation in Hip Hop Crew requires commitment to an attendance policy.

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 | 5:00–6:15 | Urbanity Central | $1,120/year


Basic Bundle

Dancers taking 4 or more classes are eligible for a 10% discount total tuition. In order to receive the discount, all classes must be registered for at the same time prior to the start—offer ends September 1st!

Accelerated Training Bundle

This is perfect for dancers looking to advance their dance training or who want the option of pursuing dance as a career. Any dancer registered for 7.5 hours or more of teen level II+ classes and corresponding electives of any genre will pay a flat rate. Any class taken after 7.5 hours is free, excluding private lessons. Registration for the Accelerated Training Bundle must be completed by an Urbanity staff member. Please email studio@urbanitydance.org to get started!


Access for All: Urbanity Dance believes that everyone deserves access to quality dance education. To help with this need, we offer flexible payment plans as well as need based scholarships for all ages, regardless of previous dance experience.