Urban Movement Arts (UMA) welcomes adults of all ages and experience levels. We guide movers and dancers to develop true connection to community and style. Our programs and classes bring out the joy of discovering new ways of being and moving in the world. UMA has lots of Hip Hop flavor with the structure of a holistic martial arts community. We are dedicated to supporting strength, flexibility and overall physicality to promote creativity and adaptability in dance and in life.
*Artwork by Lynnea Holland Weiss and Dan Isaac Bortz
Lindy Hop 6 Week Series
Lindy Hop is a joyful, rebellious partner dance created by black teenagers in Harlem in the 1930's. It also fun to dance to soul music or early rock and roll. Ragtag Empire is Lily Kind & Heather Houde's tribe of jazz and swing dance teachers and performers.
For Total Beginners: Even those with two left feet can learn the Lindy Hop in this six week course.
Intermediate-ish: is for those who can already swing out and are comfortable social dancing out in the wild. This class goes deeper into partner dance topics like musicality, improvisation, Charleston, and even Balboa.
These classes occur simultanesouly in adjacent studios.
Locking with Dru
Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Locking is a dance that was born out of the funk social dances of the late 60s and 70s like the funky chicken, the funky robot and the rock steady. Like funk music, the dance has stood the test of time, influencing early New York pioneers of New Jack Swing and Hip Hop party dances. And in the hip hop dance competition circuits, it remains an upbeat category. Here's a clip of Dru in action against another world class dancer named Firelock. Dru is also a part of an amazing crew called the Hood lockers. Enjoy them here, performing at one of Movemakers' youth concerns. Locking is a fun and expressive style. You'll certainly leave class happy and grooving.
other new classes:
Sundays | 3:30 - 4:30 | Bmore Afro House with Sanchel Brown
Saturdays |3 - 4 pm| Beginner House with Ricky
Thursdays | 8 - 9pm |Hip Hop, African, Dancehall Fusion with Majestique
September was crazy! We're catching our breath.
Stay tuned for what's coming up:
Winter Artists in Residency Showings
More Salsa Parties!
Special Guest Workshops
MoveMakers Winter Showcase
...other other shenanigans.