Surround your students with positive and instructors
Express themselves and get creative
It will be the best workshop they’ve had or your money back
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!
Through praise and goal setting Your students will grow in confidence
We have something for every students ability level
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.
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.
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.
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:
As many of the participants said, it was very inspiring – on another level, I found that I learned a lot about teaching and class structure from Andy’s workshops which I will be putting into action in all my classes from now on. Andy really went above and beyond the call of duty with me personally and left me/us with food for months of training – I am very keen to have him back and will be encouraging my students to head to Hip Hop Don’t Stop – as I will be doing myself in Autumn. His ability to teach and break down movement is phenomenal, and he has made a massive impact on how we’ll be doing things from now on.
Dave Crawley – Represent Dance
Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for all you have done for us. We were at a competition yesterday, and had some amazing feedback from Turbo who thanked us as he has been judging UDO comps for a long time and he said it is very very very very very very RARE that he sees true hip hop foundations! and that we are doing a good job. You guys are the ones that have helped us achieve this and wanted to give the recognition to you to.
So Thank you for everything
Charlene Newell Company Partner Freedom of Dance
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!
… 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)
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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.