Surround yourself with positive and fun people
Express yourself and get creative
Grow in confidence with a like minded community
“My Son Freddie has been coming to Urban Strides for 4 Years, to see where he is now compared to where he started is just phenomenal, my daughter has also started and she’s loving it as well! But it’s not just the dance it’s the whole ethos, the enthusiasm and passion is infectious I think the parents are just as excited as the kids! The instructors are first class… I couldn’t recommend it highly enough…you can’t get a better ticket for your child than this”
Barry Stringer MBE – High Wycombe
An Urban Strides class is a completely unique experience for both you and your child. We follow our proven 3 step method which ensures you and your child get results that far exceed the norm. Our unique approach means not only do our students have more fun but they become excellent at Street Dance in half the time of an average class. Here is our unique 3 step method:
Our main aim is to ensure our students feel happy and secure enough to give their very best. When your child feels confident and they’re in a positive state of mind they create their best work. Our 1st step is to help give them a solid sense of self belief and physical confidence.
We teach authentic Street Dance, real moves learnt from the pioneers of Street Dance themselves. By teaching the real deal moves and their history our students have a unique clarity about Street Dance culture that 99% of dancers never get. By training in the purest forms we cut out the majority of fluff that doesn’t significantly improve your child’s dance ability.
Once your child feels confident and has clarity on what Street Dance really is they can then create and freestyle in their own way. Being independent and following your own flava is what makes Street Dance so appealing. We understand this journey better than most and we know exactly how to teach your child to freestyle with confidence and create their own moves on demand so they can take what they learn in class to parties or other performances to make sure they stand out on the dance floor.
“You go in at the end of term and see what the children have learnt and how they’ve progressed and it’s just magical! If you’re thinking of enrolling your child with Urban Strides I would say go for it! It’s the best thing we ever did…”
Emma Byrne, mum of Ella – High Wycombe
Get in the groove, have fun
Learn more styles and more moves every single week.
If it's not the best dance class You've ever been to we'll give you Your money back. Simple.
If your child has never been to dance class before and you’re nervous about taking the plunge our beginner classes are perfectly pitched to help your child gain physical confidence and raise their self esteem within dance. This class makes your child feel positive and that they can achieve any challenge that gets thrown at them.
Perfect for your child if they have dance experience and would like to take themselves to the next level by the most qualified Street dancers in the UK. They will gain exciting new skills and learn the moves that “wow” a crowd. Urban Strides is perfect for your child if they have a real passion for dance and they have a desire to take they standard to the next level. Your child is probably attending other classes right now or have done so in the past but you know their capable of more. Now’s the time for you and your child to take the next step.
If your child is 100% committed to transforming their level of dance to an exceptional level then the advanced level is exactly what they need. They will be super passionate about dancing and you’ll probably find them being absolutely transfixed by everything dance related, if this is the case it sounds like your child will fit right in with all of our advanced dancers!
Our advanced dancers have gone on to perform with the likes of Will I Am and Leona Lewis, on TV shows like the Xfactor and on arena tours such as Michael Jacksons, “Thriller Live”. Our advanced level is perfect if you would like to be in our professional performance crews.
“Urban Strides energy and enthusiasm are infectious, What an inspiration! Founder Andy Instone and the team at Urban Strides sets high standards and leads by example, they are supportive and encouraging to those needing help and are able to deliver a very powerful message to our people”
Professor Valsa Koshy Head of Education– Brunel University
Our primary focus is in creating a positive and energized environment whilst having a lot of laughs in the process. We have discovered the more relaxed your child is the more likely they are to create their best work. Our instructors then use individual goal setting techniques to ensure your child is 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 training program is at the forefront of the Street Dance world. We believe in order to get incredible results we need incredible instructors which is why our instructors undergo a minimum of 4 training and development programs per year.
Ash is loving his class thanks Diane! As a typical boy he tends to try new things then give it up but he loves his class with Leigh as much as ever and I think she has a lot to do with that. She is very enthusiastic and encourages the kids during every lesson, Ash is forever poppin’ and lockin’ his way around the house!!
Please pass on my thanks to Leigh!
Regards Lindsey Morgan
I just wanted to say thank you for all the info and support and feedback you have given me and Poppy. She went again last night to the John Colet class and she loved it. I am so impressed with your organisation and feedback, and am extremely impressed with the instructor Alex who is just fantastic, we feel lucky to be part of the class : )
I have been telling all our friends about you all…
Josh has attended Urban Strides classes for over three years now and has also participated in each of the Hip Hop Don’t Stop workshops. I love the fact that Josh is passionate about dance and is also good at it, however as a parent what is key to me about Urban Strides is the underlining culture. It’s more than learning to dance, it’s the methodology behind the classes, the skills which will stay with him all his life that inspires me about Urban Strides. It’s almost invisible, but I believe it’s a well thought out approach, asking and demonstrating:
It will/has shaped his attitude and will stay with him throughout his life. So based on this, I can’t wait for my daughter to start classes.
… worked with Sir Richard Branson, James Corden and X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke to name but a few.
… appeared in 128 countries!
… been seen on 36 TV channels
… been viewed by a global audience of 1.73 billion people
… 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
… performed on over 100 arena stages (that’s more than Lady Gaga)
This Street Dance class is hot, when the class begins you can see why it’s so popular
Sanjoy Roy – The guardian
“Andy Instone’s Urban Strides company has done so much to give Hip Hop Dance credibility as an art form”
Kevin Berry – Journalist The Stage and Dance Europe.
If your child has a desire to perform we also have our Junior Street Dance crew which is for those children who want exciting performance opportunities and would like to develop their skills to an elite level. Each year we audition for our Junior performance crews. Our training methodologies and commitment required for the crews is high, but so are the results. Take a peek at the slider below to see some of the achievements of our performance crews.
At the end of each 6 week module your child will be aiming for one of 3 certificates:
We believe in the teaching philosophy of more carrot than stick which is why we reward and encourage your child to aim high and achieve. We firmly believe having something positive to aim for brings out the best in your child and helps them to strive for a higher standard.
At the end of every 6 week module your child will get an opportunity to perform a showcase for you so you can see everything they've learnt. The show case creates a positive environment where your child is celebrated for all their hard work and their achievements.
We also have regular Street Dance camps and workshops with Street Dance pioneers. This year we had one of Michael Jackson’s body popping teachers fly over from America to come and do a workshop with the students. We are committed to ensure your child has unique opportunities they would not normally experience.
We tend to attract caring and supportive parents. People who are willing to go the extra mile for their child. Because of this mentality we find that often parents find like minded parents and Mum’s that feel and think similarly to you. This ensures your child is surrounded by other well mannered and brought up children. We often find that Urban Strides becomes the primary social group for your child, with a philosophy of teamwork, striving for excellence and a belief that hard work gets results our fun and "Aim higher" attitude seems to attract happy, passionate people with a positive can do attitude... Plus we like to laugh... a lot ;)
“I recommend Urban Strides to friends and family simply because Lee has come on so much in the last year…and it has only been a year and he is doing moves he wouldn’t have dreamed of doing a year ago, not only that but the teachers are fantastic and it really is like a family…”
Debbie Small, Mum of Lee – Aylesbury class
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!
“Working with Andy has been a great experience! He’s helped me think about my performances in a new way and we had so much fun! Andy and Urban Strides are not only great performers but their positive energy and passion is infectious. I would definitely recommend Andy and Urban Strides, whether it’s for a street dance course or a show at the O2 arena, they’ll wow you with their passion and professional attitude and you’ll have a lot of fun whilst doing it!”
We are committed to ensure excellent education is affordable. Our programs are paid for on a monthly basis in order to keep costs as low as possible. We feel its right for you to be in control which is why we believe in the following principles:
Our classes are split into affordable monthly payments starting from as little a
We run our classes during school terms and break during holiday periods. For simplicity we split your class fees into smaller monthly payments.
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 fiitting clothing like tracksuit bottoms and a loose T-shirt, so you can move about freely.
Plenty of water, fresh fruit to replace energy, a warm hoody or coat to ensure your muscles are kept warm when you leave, heaps of passion, a smiley face ohhh and a Mars bar for the teacher, that’s essential ;)
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.
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.
No. Payments are taken month by month and if you’re circumstances change simply give us one months notice and you can leave at any time.
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.
If after the 1st class you don’t feel it's the best dance class you’ve ever been to let us know and we’ll refund your payment. Simple as that. You have nothing to risk and everything to gain.
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 make sure you're not disappointed ...