Inspirational Street Dance classes encouraging your teen to aim higher, in an encouraging atmosphere
PREPARE FOR THE POSITIVE ENERGY
WATCH HOW WE DO IT
: TALKIN BOUT A REVOLUTION!
YOUR TEEN’S JUDGE FREE ZONE
Being a teen is tough! So it’s vital they emotionally protect themselves with a supportive peer group that will celebrate them when they win, and pick them up when they fall. Our unique educational approach, ‘The R.E.A.L Method’ means your teen will feel included and accepted as soon as they walk through the door. Encouraged by an inspirational instructor and supported with a ‘judgement free zone’ they’ll enjoy accelerated progression, transforming their Street Dance ability in a matter of months not years.
: OUR SECRET SAUCE
WHY URBAN STRIDES?
We understand that it may be hard to get your teenager away from the screens and onto the dance floor at first. But trust us, once they experience the electric and inclusive Urban Strides atmosphere, they won’t have trouble ditching their devices.
Our instructors use ‘The 3 Step foundation Formula’ so every move is pitched at exactly the right level, so your teen will feel engaged and enthused rather than excluded. They’ll enjoy the right balance of achievement and challenge and will be supported in aiming higher. They’ll be learning 5 styles of authentic Street Dance and will enjoy clear progression paths as they learn legitimate moves. Not only can they dream big, they’ll be given practical steps to get them there.
This is for your teenager if you want them to enjoy:
NEW moves every week, using our 3 unique choreography creation methods so they stay engaged, excited and enthusiastic and make boredom a thing of the past
A nurturing community, that builds a stronger sense of self-acceptance and identity, so they can navigate the ups and downs of the social minefield with integrity and conviction
Clear progression paths, so they can aspire for more and follow a proven route to fast-track them to the level you know they can achieve
The “R.E.A.L Method” to give them a deep rooted self-belief and physical confidence to rock any party and amaze friends and family with their newfound moves
Creating their own dance routines with ease in minutes not hours, alone or with friends, anytime, anywhere using our unique “3 Step Foundation Formula”
A stronger mindset, creating more resilience, so school pressure is handled with less stress, giving you peace of mind that they can handle it when things get tough
“I joined Urban Strides nearly 4 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I was nervous before I turned up, but it turns out I didn’t need to be. The teachers create such a welcoming environment where anyone can come along no matter their dance ability. There are some great opportunities available to you when you become part of the Urban Strides family, such as hip hop don’t stop where you can meet a variety of incredibly talented teachers, or you could become part of the official junior or senior crew and get the chance to perform at amazing venues. I would highly recommend!”
WHY URBAN STRIDES?
We tend to attract caring and supportive parents. People who are willing to go the extra mile for their child. This ensures your teen is surrounded by other well-mannered and brought up teenagers. Urban Strides regularly becomes the primary social group for your teenager, with a philosophy of teamwork, striving for excellence and a belief that hard work gets results. Our fun and “Aim higher” attitude attracts happy, passionate, positive people with a can do attitude… Plus we like to laugh… a lot 😉
We work with Olympic coaches, are mentored by the creators of Street Dance themselves and we created the World’s only authentic Street Dance teaching Diploma. Our students are the proof of the pudding. Not only do many of them go onto to perform on the biggest stages on the planet, more importantly they are good people. Being a Strider is about aiming high whilst you maintain your humility. We put happiness and wellness first, so whatever your teen wants to achieve, being a part of Urban Strides will mean they’re more likely to get there and feel good about themselves when they do.
We fully appreciate being on stage is not for everyone. Which is why your teen gets the choice. When they feel ready and would like perform they have the chance to audition and be part of our elite crews. So, if they’re excited at the prospect of performing with an empowering team, being in our crews will take their Street Dance game to a whole new level.
There are progression paths in Urban Strides that take your teenager from absolute beginner all the way to performing on our arena tour with our Sr crew or becoming a professional Street Dance teacher with our Level 4 accredited diploma. As well as our Street Dance camp “Hip Hop Don’t Stop” which includes world class instructors we also have Street Dance pioneer workshops (with the teachers who created the styles of Street Dance we teach!) Our students have also performed on stadium tours and movies with the world’s biggest artists, so whatever the future has in store for your child you can rest assured they’ll get every opportunity they need to flourish.
: THE ONLY WAY IS UP :
Suitable for everyone who loves dance and wants to be a part of the positive vibes at Urban Strides. Perfect for those just starting out, these sessions build everything from the ground up and will ensure you are bursting with confidence before you know it!
Now you have got the basics it’s time to step up and stretch your wings. More moves, more challenge, more growth = more excitement! You will begin to understand much more about Street Dance culture and how you can put moves together and even create moves on your own!
You have progressed this far now it’s time for the ultimate challenge – our performance crews. The crews are selected by audition and the performance opportunities are exciting to say the least. Our crews regularly perform in arenas and large theatres and learn how to perform on screen too. Being a part of an Urban Strides crew is definitely something you’ll want to tell Nan about!
Our classes are split into affordable monthly payments starting from as little as
We also have significant discounts for multiple class bookings:
Book 2 weekly classes and receive 25% DISCOUNT on your total class fees
Book 3 weekly classes and receive 33% DISCOUNT on your total class fees
*Classes run during school terms and break during holiday periods. For simplicity we split your class fees into smaller monthly payments.
URBAN STRIDES GUARANTEE
If after your first class it isn’t the best dance class you have ever been to, and you do not want to continue, simply let us know and you pay nothing!
What do I wear?
We are super chilled about clothing at Urban Strides, our philosophy is be who you are! With that being said we would recommend trainers with a good sole for cushioning, loose-fitting clothing like tracksuit bottoms and a loose T-shirt, so you can move about freely.
What do I need to bring?
Plenty of water, a warm hoody or coat to ensure your muscles are kept warm when you leave, heaps of passion, a smiley face 😀
I'm nervous about coming on my own
That’s understandable! Whenever you try something new it can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. 90% of our Urban Strides students come on their own the first time. On arrival, you will be welcomed by your class assistant and instructor who will make you feel relaxed and at ease. Before long you would have made new friends and will look forward to seeing them every week at class. Many people spend too long plucking up the courage, make it happen, come along and see for yourself. One of our students recently commented that she took 8 months to pluck up the courage and now she’s in class she wished she would’ve started sooner! Don’t waste time, come down and try it after all if you don’t love it you have your money-back guarantee.
How do I progress?
We have progression paths for everyone. If you want to improve faster we have weekly intermediate and advanced classes as well as 3 times a year we have our all day Street Dance Camps with the best instructors in Europe. We have performance crews if you want to perform and the world’s first government accredited Street Dance teaching diploma if you want to make a career out of Street Dance.
Are we tied to a long contract?
No. Payments are taken month by month and if you’re circumstances change simply give us one month’s notice and you can leave at any time.
Do all of your instructors have a DBS check?
All of our instructors have an enhanced DBS check and our qualified instructors also hold the world’s first accredited street dance teacher training diploma as well as a level 1 child protection training certificate.
What if I don't like it?
We understand that you may feel unsure whether the classes will work for you, but we want to enable you to experience the classes. So, register and book then come along to your first class. If for any reason you decide the class is not for you, simply let us know and we cancel the booking and the direct debit instruction is not activated (effectively giving you a free trial class).
What if classes are full?
Our classes often fill up, if places are unavailable you will be placed on a waiting list where you will be notified on a first come first basis when places become available. We do limit our class sizes to ensure the instructors can give each student the attention they deserve, so make sure you’re not disappointed…