Inspire confidence and transform your students’ dance skills - Guaranteed


Positivity

Surround your students with positive and instructors

Passion

Express themselves and get creative

Guaranteed

It will be the best workshop they’ve had or your money back

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Your Students

Your students have been working well. They are learning the right techniques and are progressing nicely. You know they need that extra push, that little bit of inspiration to keep them engaged and to re-ignite their passion.


You would love them to have an experience with a specialist, someone who can open their eyes to new ideas and concepts and can re-iterate your philosophy of the importance of striving for excellence in everything they do.


We are focused on developing and nurturing your students self esteem, self confidence and including them in an environment where they are surrounded by passion and positivity. We will unleash your students creativity and give them an opportunity to express themselves in something that will heighten their self esteem whilst doing no harm at all in raising their street cred!


After an Urban Strides Masterclass your students will have:

  • Improved level of self esteem
  • FUN! We love to laugh when we work
  • Disciplined creative work with clear targets and understanding of what “good” means
  • Experienced social interaction and interpersonal skills
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • An opportunity for expression in a comfortable and secure environment
  • Heightened feeling of self confidence
  • Specific Street Dance history
  • Brand new Street Dance vocabulary
  • Opportunity to learn advanced performance skills

Masterclass Content


Confidence

Through praise and goal setting Your students will grow in confidence

Engagement

We have something for every students ability level

Fun

Your students will be smiling and laughing for the rest of the day!


An Urban Strides Masterclass is different. We have UK and world champions, international judges and choreographers who have worked with huge stars like Alicia Keys, Timbaland and Dizzee Rascal.


Instructors who have won underground battles and can walk the walk as well as talking the talk. However we both know for a truly inspiring Masterclass this isn't enough.


A typical Masterclass usually lasts for 90 mins. In that time your students will learn the foundations of a Street Dance style of your choice. (Breakin’, Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, or House) They will learn what Street Dance is and the importance of it’s history.


They will learn a routine based on the building blocks they have set out and have an opportunity to create their own work. Our instructors use their role model status to reinforce your ethos of gaining something positive from focus and commitment.


What you can use a Masterclass for:

  • To teach "Urban dance" modules for GCSE and A level
  • As an introduction to a new style
  • To create choreography for a performance or competitions
  • As a treat for your students hard work
  • To up your students level of creativity and choreography
  • To raise their performance levels
  • To introduce your students to style specific freestyle
  • To develop advanced students in a particular style
  • To help train your teachers in authentic Street Dance styles
  • To give your students an inspiration injection

What you'll receive from the experience


An opportunity to be inspired yourself, work and collaborate with Street Dance education experts and build on work created during the Master class that you can continue into other lessons. You can use the Master class to work toward a performance or competition or to simply to invigorate and inspire.


Some of our teachers have used the Master class and developed it into a whole term of dance lessons. The philosophy of respect, hard work, and self-belief are the underpinnings of all our Master classes and your students will continue these beliefs into other areas of their life.


Would you like your students to:

  • Have exposure to instructors who have worked with internationally famous music artists?
  • Understand what it’s like to achieve something worth talking about?
  • Learn authentic Street Dance foundations?
  • Have a deeper feeling of pride?
  • Feel they are capable of achieving more in their lives?


Instructors


You'll be in good hands, our qualified instructors have also taught...


Our teaching philosophy

Our primary focus is in creating a positive and energized environment whilst having a lot of fun in the process. We have discovered the more relaxed your students are the more likely they are to create their best work.

Our instructors then use individual goal setting techniques to ensure your students are clear on what they need to do to improve to the next stage. With a strong focus on each child fulfilling their true potential.

Our instructors know only too well that often a Master class will have a range of abilities. This is when the Urban Strides method of layered teaching will ensure every student in the class will have something they can do, something they can work on, and something they can take away.


Who are the Master classes for?

Master classes are for organizations that want to take their dance students to the next level, here are some examples of people who have booked our Master classes in the past:

  • Dance students in schools
  • Gcse and A level students
  • Dance schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional dance companies
  • Street Dance crews
  • Independent dance educators
  • Theatres and dance studios
  • Big brands – Vauxhall, Unilever, Virgin and Nike


Testimonials


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Celebrities


Kind words from our celebrity friends

Myself and Channel 4 needed some Street Dancers for the opening of one of our shows and Urban Strides was our 1st choice. Working with Andy and the Urban Strides team is always a pleasure, he makes the whole process a lot of fun and ensures we get a high quality performance at the end. He put me and my team at ease and before we knew it we were dancing like pro’s! We needed humour in the piece and Andy’s flexible nature meant we could create something funny we thought the audience would enjoy. His creative suggestions and execution was spot on. I would heartily recommend Andy and Urban Strides for any Street Dance experience whether it’s the opening of a TV show, the Royal Variety performance or a weekly class for a total beginner. Urban Strides make it fun, positive and an exciting experience-with their incredible passion and professionalism you can't help but want to get up and dance!

James Corden

James Corden

Urbanstrides has...


  • Urban Strides has…

    … worked with Sir Richard Branson, James Corden and X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke to name but a few.


  • Urban Strides has…

    … appeared in 128 countries!


  • Urban Strides has…

    … been seen on 36 TV channels


  • Urban Strides has…

    … been viewed by a global audience of 1.73 billion people


  • Urban Strides has…

    … the distinction of being the first street dance crew in the world to open the Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen


  • Urban Strides has…

    … performed on over 100 arena stages (that’s more than Lady Gaga)


Why urban strides?

10 reasons why Urban Strides is the shizzle for Master classes! (

  1. We created the world’s first authentic street dance teacher training qualification. Urban Strides are Europe’s leaders in Street Dance education (check us out!) we are creating the qualifications and standards by which Street Dance teachers are being judged.
  2. Our focus is on having fun and confidence building-these skills are at the core of what we do and it’s this philosophy which ensures our students become more successful in their personal lives as a direct result of hanging out with us.
  3. We are more than just a Masterclass – Our instructors are positive and uber cool role models for your students. Passion and positivity are our key ingredients and this rubs off on your students when they are surrounded by our inspirational instructors
  4. All of our instructors are CRB checked have public liability insurance, and have undergone a level 1 child protection training. In fact our child protection policies are far over and above the governments guidelines.
  5. Your students will gain the confidence necessary to be independent and create their own moves, ensuring they’re always the coolest kid at the disco!
  6. We are the experts – with out blowing our trumpet (too late!) we were the first Street Dance crew in the world to open the Royal Variety Performance have appeared on 36 TV channels, have been seen in 128 countries and performed on over 100 arena stages.
  7. We are the choice of the successful, our qualified instructors have also taught sir Richard Branson, James Corden and “Diversity” so your children will be in good company!
  8. If you don’t like it we give you your money back. Plain and simple. We believe whole heartedly in what we do and we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is. If after 30 minutes of your Master class you don’t think your Urban Strides workshop is the best thing you’ve ever done let us know and we’ll give you your money back.
  9. If your students want to continue Street Dance after the Master class, we can give you ideas to carry on the work in other classes.
  10. Our Master classes are based on a structured curriculum so your students will be actively encouraged to develop their creativity in an environment where they feel it’s ok to make mistakes and grow as a result.
  11. (I know I said 10 but we like to exceed expectations!) All of our team are involved in our Urban Strides community. Our lovely office team is made up of people who have experienced a Master class or have their children in our weekly classes, they understand where you are coming from and have experienced the positive difference being part of the Urban Strides family can have. They are both knowledgeable and passionate as to the benefits of having Urban Strides inspire your studnents.


Pricing

We have a range of instructors for all different types of budget and every workshop experience we create is bespoke. So you can have peace of mind that whatever your budget big or small there will be something we can do together

We feel in order to achieve the best experience for you and your children we need to work with you to create something truly memorable. Our minimum booking fee is £180 (plus travel) and workshops usually last for 2 or 4 hrs depending on content. Our workshop creation team will work with you to ensure we deliver exactly what you’re looking for


At Urban Strides we are the only workshop provider we are aware of who offer a money back guarantee on all of our experiences. We want you to know that if you’re not blown away by our instructors and your workshop you just need to let the instructor know in the first 30 mins and we’ll happily give you a full refund – no questions asked. Simple.


Availability


As you can appreciate we only have a select number of instructors who deliver the standard of workshop we expect, because of this we are limited on availability. To be fair to everyone we operate on a first come first served basis. Your first action is to fill out the form below with your requirements and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible the more info our team has the better we can serve you. Alternatively if you’d prefer to pick up the phone simply call 08448 488825 and ask to speak to Alison she is lovely and will help you with anything you need to know.


Workshops Enquiry

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FAQs

1. Do all of your instructors have a DBS (formerly CRB)?

All of our instructors have an enhanced DBS check and our qualified instructors also hold the worlds first accredited street dance teacher training diploma as well as a level 1 child protection training certificate. To find out more about our child protection policies call us 08448 488825


2. Are the workshops suitable for all abilities?

We specialize in layering our teaching approach so we can have a range of abilities in one class and your children can work at their appropriate level. If you have any special needs or physical disabilities in your group call Alison to see what we can do for you 08448 488825


3. What if it isn’t what I expected?

We operate a simple money back guarantee. At Urban Strides we have a really clear policy, if you don’t love it let us know within 30 minutes of the first session and we’ll refund your monies in full-no questions asked. Simple.


4. Do you teach all styles of Street Dance?

We are the Street Dance specialists, we only teach Street Dance. We have experience in teaching all styles of Street Dance and most importantly breaking it down to make it accessible by Primary school children. However the most popular styles we teach are: Hip Hop, Lockin, Breakin, Poppin and House. Because of our extensive knowledge in Primary school’s teaching we will be happy to advise you as to the styles we think are best suited to your ability or age group. If you have a specific style in mind that we haven’t listed above give Alison a call and she’ll give you the info you’ll need 08448 488825


5. Can we have more than one instructor?

Yes we often provide multiple instructors, perfect if you want to teach a lot of students in one day, for an arts week for example?


6. Can you make your workshops relevant to the areas our children are learning from the national curriculum?

Yes. We have worked on several projects regarding cross – curricular workshops. Let us know what areas of the curriculum you want to inspire your children in whether it’s science, Maths or English and we’ll create a workshop to tie it all together for you. If you have something specific in mind pick up the phone and ask Alison on 08448 488825


7. Could you do a project for a whole week or a few consecutive days and end it in a performance?

Yes. We have often created performances pieces to be shown in competitions at recitals or simply for parents to see what progress their children have made.