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“I graduated about 6 months ago, despite having danced for over 13 years, and been a Street Dance Teacher for 5 years I felt like I had tripled my knowledge of Street Dance, of how to teach a class and how to communicate with my students.
The course was life changing, perspective changing and completely unique… 10/10”
Tim Stevens – Cardiff
When you invest 10 days with Europe’s leading Street Dance education experts, you will transform your knowledge, confidence and gain the time and financial freedom you deserve whilst achieving the World’s only Authentic Accredited Street Dance teacher training level 4 diploma. We are looking to select a small group of focused, positive and passionate dancers and teachers to embark on our exclusive no holds barred Street Dance teacher training course.
The Urban Strides 10 day teacher training diploma is the only course in the world at this level covering authentic Street Dance styles, their foundation and history plus the business know-how to promote yourself successfully. A level 4 Diploma is a government accredited qualification, equivalent to the first year of a degree - recognized globally.
The 10 day teacher training course focuses on the 3 most important factors you need to catapult your career into the top 5% of the dance teaching industry: Knowledge. Understanding. Communication.
Understanding the different authentic Street Dance styles and their foundation steps is essential to your success as a teacher. Every Street Dance style has it’s own music, it’s own intention and it’s own vocabulary. You will learn: the names of the movements, where they originated from, who created them and what music they should be taught to. Your 10 day course will give you the knowledge to access Street Dance culture on a deeper level than you ever imagined. Knowing the cultural context of the movements will give you the confidence you need to show your students you know exactly what you’re talking about. You will receive all of this knowledge for the 5 most influential Street Dance styles; Locking, Popping, Breaking, Hip Hop and House. After the 10 days you will be completely confident you have the knowledge and skills to transform your students and become the dance teacher in your area with the strongest reputation.
You will learn how to teach all abilities and levels in one class. This powerful technique is worth the course fee alone. You’ll know how to break down each move to it’s bare bones so you can teach all levels from absolute beginners to intermediate dancers in the same class. You will be able to create new movements on demand and gain the confidence to answer searching questions from your students and give fully informed answers backed up by sound knowledge and historical evidence. We will reveal the secrets you need so you can “Freestyle with no fear” and we’ll teach you how to do the same for your students. Most importantly, you will understand how to create your own choreography in minutes and not hours using our tried and tested - Choreography Creation™ technique. You will no longer struggle to create choreography, instead you will have the ability to create moves in minutes not hours.
This element will elevate you into the teaching elite. You will learn how to be confident in every teaching scenario you may find yourself in. You will be able to empower and motivate your students to achieve high levels of dance using the latest Olympic peak performance techniques. You will learn the key to being successful, that no matter how you’re feeling you will have the power to change your state of mind on demand to exude a positive and passionate can-do attitude. An attitude that gets your students to see you in a new light, look up to you, listen to what you say and are inspired by the positive energy you give off. You will receive a solid tool kit of communication skills so no matter what age or ability, learning difficulty or physical impairment your students may have you will be able to connect with them and help them achieve their real potential. The final vital key to your success will be how you communicate what you do to prospective students and employers and get paid what you deserve. You will discover how to put yourself ahead of your competition and become the “go-to” dance teacher in your area. Our step-by-step process ensures you have the know-how to promote yourself in a way that feels right for you.
“For me the Urban Strides qualification course has been a life-changing experience on so many levels. Last week I went to do my assemblies at schools to promote my after-school Street Dance courses and I used a lot of the tools I had learned on the course. Normally when I speak in front of a big group of children I get slightly nervous but this time because I had all the knowledge behind the Street Dance moves I felt so confident. So this week when I went back to the school to see if there were any interest the head teacher replied “um just a few ….we have 70 kids and more are coming in!!! So I now have a waiting list of kids to join my courses which is amazing. So thank you so much for the advice and guidance the Urban Strides teacher training was definitely worth it and I will be attending Hip Hop Don’t Stop because teachers always need to keep learning!! ”
Sue Ashton-Vincent – Dance Talent, Preston
“Andy Instone’s Urban Strides company has done so much to give Hip Hop Dance credibility as an art form”
Kevin Berry – The Stage, Dance Europe.
Share your expertise and learn from The best in the business
Learn more styles and more moves every single day.
If you don’t think it will add £5000 To your yearly earnings we’ll give you your money back.
This course is ideal for you if you currently dance to a high standard and always thought of being a dance teacher. You are either in a “9-5” job and want to feel fulfilled in a career that will inspire you or you are a performer who wants to gain the financial security that teaching brings and you are passionate about doing it right first time. You are not interested in wasting time and money fumbling about trying to learn it as you go and making costly and dangerous mistakes. You want to learn a proven and secure system to guarantee you are successful. You care about doing it right and you want to give the best to your new students. You definitely don’t want to launch your new dance teaching career without talking to experts who have done it before and you understand if you don’t get it right at the beginning you will end up not being taken seriously and you could put your dance career back by a number of years by bluffing your way through.
“I went from having no teaching experience to completing the course, being inspired, motivated and having gained all the knowledge and foundations I needed. I’ve now taken it into having a full time teaching career…I now teach all over London and I also do workshops for the Royal Academy of Dance. The course is an investment in your future and it’s definitely worth it, I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t done it and now I’m so much happier than I was before, I now do a job I love and not many people can say that…”
Rosie Cheeson – London, www.rosiechessondance.co.uk
If you currently teach, this course is the key to unlocking new opportunities and radically improving your earning potential. You probably teach Street Dance or have been asked to by several people recently. You probably teach what you think is Street Dance but deep down you are nervous because you feel you could be blagging it. You know you’re capable of so much more and you need the right knowledge to take your career to the next stage. You are passionate about dance and you take your responsibility of dance teaching seriously. You know something has to be done and fast so you can teach with confidence and feel happy you’re passing on the right information.
“ I decided to apply because it was the only course that was accredited and gave you a real grounding knowledge in Street Dance culture. I’ve been teaching for a long time and I needed a course that gave me much more than the ‘usual teacher training’. This course is so much more powerful than teacher training courses I’ve done in the past because you’re learning not just the steps and how to teach them but also how to communicate effectively with people and how to run your business…It far exceeded my expectations”
Laura Verrall – Professional dance teacher – Winchester
You’ve always loved dance it’s been a part of your life for as long as you can remember. You loved the idea of independence and owning your own dance school, but the dream is a little different from the reality. You will be doing a thousand things, running from here to there doing choreography, admin, accounts, buying costumes, training teachers, trying to stay inspired yourself and phew! It’s exhausting. You will have some quite real competition and you know deep down you need to bring a freshness to the dance school to shake things up. You understand that there are qualifications for other dance styles and realise that if you or your teachers aren’t qualified in Street Dance and understand the history and foundation steps of Street Dance you won’t be teaching it properly. There is a nagging voice at the back of your mind that is telling you if you don’t do something fast to solve your problem you could fall behind the crowd and at worst become the dance school people don’t take seriously. You are one of the few dance school owners who really cares about their students and you want to give them the best. You also know the knowledge won’t come easy and you’re willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to get where you want to go
You are well aware other dance styles have a vocabulary of movements with their own history and intention. You know there is a clear progression path with ballet Tap and Jazz, well you may be surprised to hear Authentic Street Dance is no different. You will learn a proven progressive system of training that re-enforces the other dance styles you teach whilst developing your students to a higher level much quicker. You know most of your students are desperate to do Street Dance and you know when you offer proper authentic Street Dance classes your students progression will sky-rocket, not to mention all the new students you’ll attract from being the only Accredited Authentic Street Dance teacher in your area. You may have hired under-qualified Street Dance teachers who you know were not teaching real Street Dance, in fact it looked more like a commercial jazz class! You want to go and get this real deal Street Dance knowledge for yourself so you don’t feel “duped” by so-called “Street Dance teachers”. You also know there must be a better way to run your business. You want to gain more financial freedom, be able to delegate with confidence and free up your time so you can do more of what you love. You want to learn all this from someone who has a proven track record of success in your industry.
“You can’t put a value on it, the course would easily be worth in the 10’s of thousands of pounds of value to me. Looking back I don’t know what I would have done without it. It has had more of an impact on my personal and business life then I could ever imagine. I would say, to me it’s the best thing I have ever done, in terms of dance, career progression, personal progression, and life skills, and I’ve been teaching for a long time. If you are passionate about Street Dance this is the only course for you, and don’t worry about passing the course you will get everything you need in the 10 days”
Sue Ashton-Vincent – Dance School owner, Dance talent – Preston
A revolution is happening right now as you read this. Our graduates are enjoying more soulful reward from teaching authentic Street Dance and achieving the financial freedom that comes with being in the top 5% of Street Dance teachers. Now is the time to ask yourself if you desire the success you deserve. The best way for you to understand where you are at is by answering the following questions:
If you can’t answer all of these questions with clarity and confidence then I know you want to do something about it. That’s why we created this 10-day course, to help give you the vital information you need. We know you want to give the best to your students and I understand you don’t want to continue with the uneasy feeling that you could be “blagging it”. Your 10-day course will answer all these questions for you so at the end of your course you will be able to transform your career and become the leading Street Dance teacher in your area. When you graduate you will be feeling confident you are teaching properly and be backed up by a government accredited level 4 teaching diploma.
“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
If you answered yes to any of these questions you’ll be happy to know we can help you achieve this so at the end of your course you will be able to look back with confidence and understand how you can answer yes to all of these questions.
“If you want to learn the very best of Street Dance this is for you, it will take you on an emotional and physical journey pushing you to your limits in an absolutely inspiring way. You have changed my life completely in so many ways in ten days, thank you so much”
Samantha Newell – Managing partner Freedom of Dance – Uxbridge
People that have a passion for learning and get excited about improving their knowledge and skill set. People who love being surrounded by creative energy. People who want to understand the truth about Street Dance and pass it on properly. People who understand their dreams won’t land in their lap, they have to make sacrifices and commit to making them work. People who care and respect the culture of Street Dance and want to feel a part of something positive.
“Creating a landmark in dance history is not an easy task, but when you read about his talents and achievements over the years, it is no great surprise that is something that Andy Instone from Urban Strides has achieved. I personally look forward to seeing more classes running throughout the UK by professional teachers who have been trained by Andy – Not only is this good for the industry now but will also be good for the generations of young dancers who will continue to keep this dance movement very much alive”
Dance Review Magazine
Many of our graduates have stated that the financial gains from the course have been substantial. On the course you will learn the most powerful techniques for how to use your time more productively, focus on the most important areas and promote yourself in the way that gets you solid positive results.
The business techniques we teach are based on you working smarter, doing what more of what you love and increasing your income at the same time. The whole aim is to ensure that the investment you make in the course is easily made back by the ability to earn more doing what you love.
The sooner you apply for the course the sooner you can start to reap the benefits. The course only runs once per year and every year you fail to apply for the course is another opportunity missed to improve your career and earn the income you deserve. We are so confident in the results our graduates gain, we are the only accredited educational institution that guarantee it. If after the first morning you don’t think the course will make you an extra £5000 in the next year we will give you the cost of the course back in full. No questions asked.
“I have started a second class every week which I’m running as an 8 week course looking at one style. The first course nearly sold out, and already my group wants to book on to the next course.
To sum it up, I would still be scraping the barrel if I hadn’t plucked up the courage to take this course. It changed my business, and more importantly, it changed who I am as a dancer. If I was to just take the extra money I’ve been earning since I finished the course I could have paid for it several times over without a problem”
Tim Stevens – Cardiff
Led by one of Europe’s leading Street Dance educators, Andy Instone and his team of world class instructors have been hand picked to give you the most informative and fun learning environment. As well as having Street Dance experts in each style we also have the leaders in communication, marketing, business knowledge, child protection, communication techniques and anatomy & physiology.
I attended the TTQ course in 2012 and part of the business chat was learning how not to undersell yourself. Recently we put up prices and in a way that people were supportive of rather than being negative. I am surprised by the response and believe without that lecture last year we wouldn’t have done this.
Emma Bailey Hague – Managing Director Star Brite Studios – York
The aspects I loved most about the course was the positivity, the different Urban Strides instructors and the other dancers on the course. It was insane, fabulous and more life changing than you can describe… 10/10
Alison Jones, Southampton
We pride ourselves on the continued succes of our graduates please see below the difference the teacher training made to them: Our qualified teachers have taught:
"For me the street dance qualification course has been a life changing experience on so many levels. I would go so far as to say that my income has increased by at least 25% already and I only completed the course less than a month ago so I have already more than made back the cost of the course! Last week I went to do my assemblies at schools to promote my after-school street dance courses and I used a lot of the tools I had learned on the course. Normally when I speak in front of a big group of children I get slightly nervous but this time because I had all the knowledge behind the street dance moves I felt so confident. So this week when I went back to the school to see if there were any interest the head teacher replied "um just a few ....we have 70 kids and more are coming in!!! So I now have a waiting list of kids to join my courses which is amazing. Also it’s one thing being able to produce a good assembly but to carry that on in your courses is another and I feel like I can definitely do that with the advice and guidance of the street dance course. So thank you so much it was definitely worth it and I will be attending Hip Hop Don’t Stop because teachers always need to keep learning!! "
“You cant put a value on it, it would easily be in the 10's of thousands. looking back I don’t know what I would have done without it. It has had more of an impact on my personal and business life then I could ever imagine”
“I would say, to me it’s the best thing I have ever done, in terms of dance, career progression, personal progression, and life skills. If you are passionate about street dance this is the only course for you, and don’t worry about passing the course you will get everything you need in the 10 days”
Choreographing with Urban Strides for a prime time ITV show.
"I graduated about 6 months ago, despite having danced for over 13 years, and been a Street Dance Teacher for 5 years I felt like I had tripled my knowledge of Street Dance, of how to teach a class and how to communicate with my students.
Prior to taking the course, I had one weekly adult class which was struggling to retain numbers, or even get people through the door, despite my website being number one in Google searches for my area. Each week I would have classes with 3 - 5 people in, and only 2 of them were regulars. Since then I have been working on giving people more specific dance styles, looking at foundations, grooves and showing people how to have fun in a dance class. I've changed the style of music I play to everything, as opposed to cheesy chart toppers week in week out and to sum it up people are finally leaving my classes feeling awesome. My class has now got a regular 12 customers attending, and I have started a second class every week which I'm running as an 8 week course looking at one style. The first course nearly sold out, and already my group wants to book on to the next course.
To sum it up, I would still be scraping the barrel if I hadn't plucked up the courage to take this course. It changed my business, and more importantly, it changed who I am as a dancer. If I was to just take the extra money Ive been earning since I finished the course I could have paid for it several times over without a problem.
The course was life changing, perspective changing and completely unique... 10/10
Tim Stevens – Cardiff
"I first began teaching 'Hip Hop' in 2003 in a varitey of different schools, setting up on my own in 2005. I spent a lot of time watching music videos and absorbing myself in what I thought was Hip Hop but continued to fail to find a definition of what I was teaching and I always felt there was something 'missing'. Having been trained in Ballet and Modern since aged 4, the message I got from my peers and the classes I attended was that 'Hip Hop' was whatever the teacher/choreographer got inspired to teach to pop music... (I can hear Andy laughing now). As I said, I always felt there was a lack of consistency in the classes I attended and the message that was being delivered.
In a final frustration, I closed the studio for 3 days and headed to MOVE IT and booked myself into as many classes and seminars as time allowed. It was here I stumbled across Andy's 45 min workshop on Streetdance foundation. And my eyes were opened. The information I had been looking for all along was here, in the form of Andy and Urban Strides.
After the workshop, Andy sat with myself and a couple of other teachers and told us more about the foundations of Streetdance and about the new teacher's course he was creating. I knew I had to do whatever it took to get on that course. I just knew it would change my life...and it did (dramatic but true). Im a bit of a nerd and have always strived to be the best I can be in all I do, especially when it came to teaching, and I knew I had to have the information this course was to give me.
While nothing could have prepared me for the experience that was the streetdance teacher's course (I experienced the full spectrum of every emotion...twice!!) it truly changed my life as a teacher and a human being, completely for the better. I returned to Ireland after the course and completely restructured my school, my mission and the classes I was teaching. I set about to make it my mission to properly educate the young people of my community and further afield on the true history and foundations of streetdance. I know I’m only a baby in my knowledge but I continue to be hungry for more information and continue to practice and research and learn, keeping a close eye on the authentic teachers I have come to know and in some cases even take class with. I feel completely privileged and so lucky to have come across Andy's class that day at MOVE IT, and eternally grateful.
Since finishing the course I have restructured my timetable and lesson plans to clearly define which classes are commercial, Street or modern theatre. I now have 3 classes dedicated to hip hop party steps and 3 classes dedicated to foundation in Poppin, lockin, social, and breakin. The students in these classes are as hungry as me for authentic information and absolutely love to freestyle. Like at Urban Strides, I believe I will always choose to remain a student to continue bringing fresh material and authentic information to the young people I teach. I believe this enriches the experience and empowers the students to take responsibility and to have an input in their own dance journey and education.
I would highly recommend the course, it will be the best experience of your life, it’s inspirational. It was great to be a part of something truly amazing and unique. I haven’t got any ideas on how to make the course any better it was the perfect balance of everything you need”
Zoe Patterson AISTD MB, BADE, DPA-T
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Bucks New University
High Wycombe Campus
Queen Alexandra Rd,
You will be learning in the state of the art Bucks New University building
The nearest station is High Wycombe just 34 mins from London
Parking is available
We are 30 min from London
We are 30 min from Heathrow Airport
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! 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 the accredited teacher training diploma.
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!”
Our experience is you probably don’t appreciate how good you already are, some people feel they aren’t good enough and so don’t take the all important decision to find out. We are here to guide coach and support you in your journey, we want to help you. But if you don’t apply you’ll never know, we always give feedback to applicants to help and support you where necessary.
Most of the people on the course have either taught other styles or currently teach Street Dance. Your course is created to make sure you are delivering the best information you can get your hands and to make sure you can take yourself to the next level. What ever level you are currently at or however long you have already been teaching we have the expert knowledge to take you to your next level, in dance knowledge, teaching, choreorgaphy, confidence and business.
The course is created to ensure you learn how to be the best teacher you can be. As long as you are a good street Dancer and have a passion to be a great teacher we will teach you the rest.
The course is structured so ultimately its an investment you will get back. We have the only £5000 money back guarantee on education courses. If after the first morning you don’t feel the course will increase your yearly earnings by at least £5000 let us know and we will refund your payment no questions asked. The reason so many of our graduates recommned the course is because they have implemented the knowledge and know it works. Read what Tim has to say about it...
We ensure you stand the best possible chance of passing the exams. We make sure we think you have the ability to pass even before we accept you on the course, thus vastly reducing your risk. However if you do fail a module you can re-take any module you fail for free. It’s in our best interests to ensure all of our participants pass therefore we are very selective over who we choose to take on. But if you don’t apply you’ll never know if you could take on the challenge. Last year we had 13 distinctions 4 merits and 0 fails
Examinations are graded on the standard you demonstrate not time taken to learn. Using our advanced education techniques we fast track your knowledge to give you the equivalent of the 1st year of a degree in just 10 days. Obviously we are not miracle workers which is why we have a rigorous application process. We only take candidates who already at a certain standard and we transform their potential during the course to a Diploma level.