Urban Artistry ONLINE: Upcoming Events
The Afro Continuum presents: Naija Culture Series
Dance & Dialogue with Seun Awobajo!
Sunday 2/28 1:30 pm EST / 7:30 pm WAT (Nigeria)
30 MIN – Dialogue / 1 HR – Movement Workshop
ALL FREE! Register now
With open hearts, we at Urban Artistry, through the Afro-Continuum Cultural Exchange Initiative & Krump Studios (Lagos, Nigeria) are excited to introduce this incredible opportunity to learn from Lagos, Nigeria’s own: Seun Awobajo!
Seun Awobajo is a community organizer, choreographer, art director, curator, cultural activist, indigenous dance researcher, theatre maker, festival producer & smooth percussionist … He is the founder of one of the most renowned children’s theatre platforms in Nigeria – The Footprints of David Arts Academy, which caters to over 700 children.
Seun is extremely driven and passionate about culture and his focus is to build community and prologate culture. He is also the creator of Bata Wajo Technique – a Bata drum dance technique course that breaks down Bata movement in modules for ease of learning.
Our Dedication To Service – A Special Announcement
As an effort to help our supporting communities & partners understand that we see and hear their voices, we offer this very special announcement from Urban Artistry Inc., Executive Director – Junious Lee Brickhouse.
Our hope is that in these times, we are upholding the mission at the standard of building authentic connections and experiences with the people that we engage with in our programming. As a Non-Profit Organization, our commitment to the service & safety of these very communities is priority number one. We hope you hear our message and continue the journey with us in bearing the traditions we were passed. Thank each and every one of you for your time and support.
To take advantage of Urban Artistry’s free programming for February and March, please register for classes through Urban Artistry’s Mindbody site!
Having an issue registering? Please see our step-by-step instructions and contact information for support.
Urban Artistry presents a new Directorate:
New Weekly Classes Offered featuring excellent instructors, Kati Hernandez and Adrian Valdivia!
- Afro Cuban Dance Oricha Therapy As a Way of Knowing: Mondays from 6-7:30pm EDT, taught by Kati Hernández
- Foundations of Cuban Casino: Wednesdays from 7-8:00 pm EDT, taught by Adrian Valdivia
ONLINE WEEKLY CLASSES: REGISTER NOW!
Urban Artistry Dance Academy is offering all youth and adult weekly classes online! Please note there are no in-person classes and all open sessions are canceled until further notice. See our weekly class schedule and register for your online class!
Styles of dance include:
- Afro Cuban Dance Oricha Therapy As a Way of Knowing
- Cuban Casino
- Groove fundamentals
- Hip Hop Dance
- House Dance
- Memphis Jookin’
Urban Artistry is excited to have participated and supported the virtual Wheaton Arts Parade 2020! To view Urban Artistry’s cypher, please check out the Wheaton Arts Parade Dance Party Video (Urban Artistry’s performance takes place between 28:25-48:23). For more information about the Wheaton Arts Parade, visit their website and check out their social media:
Get to know the person behind the movement!
View past dialogues on our Facebook page videos
Urban Artistry’s Dance & Dialogue Series invites influential urban dancers to participate in a dialogue to share a bit about their story of how they developed into the artist they are today. After learning about the person behind the movement, the guest artist will teach a workshop. All dialogues and workshops will be recorded and added to Urban Artistry’s Urban Dance Digital Archives.
Past interviews can be viewed on our Facebook page videos. include the following guest artists:
- Raphael “Vaizeen” Xavier
- Damon “Rubberband Man” Frost
- Alain “Hurrikane” Lauture
- Henrick “Locksmith”
- Samantha Mavinga
- Shelby “Gameova Skip” Skipper
- Anthony “YNot” Denaro
- Kosi Eze
- Deandre “OG Dre” Byers
- Torrence “Tea-Buggz” Griffin
- Derick Grant
THE PRESERVATORY PROJECT
Check out the The Preservatory Project, the archival of the voices of the urban dance community in Maryland and the greater Washington, DC area.
Directions to our studio
Our studio is just 10 minutes north of the Silver Spring exit off of 495 and a 5-minute walk from the Wheaton Metro. Convenient parking is available.
Urban Artistry Dance Academy
11308 Grandview Ave Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Studio landline: (301)348 – 8782
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