Welcome to Urban Artistry

The studio is open!  Please watch the weather, travel safely and stay warm!

*Please note that this Friday’s 1/12 8:00 pm class will be replaced by Waacking class with Diana Wehbi, so that Johnte and Ryan can go to a Jookin’ event in Memphis!

Join us on 1/20 from 8pm – 10pm for our next Preservatory Project event, The Artist’s Role, in Durham, NC!  Performers include three generations of tradition-bearers and innovators: NEA National Heritage Fellows Phil Wiggins and John Dee Holeman, Shana Tucker, Laura Windley, Joe Seamons and Ben Hunter. Visual art expo by Darius Quarles, event hosted by Greg Adams of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.  See full event details here or on Facebook. Presale is $12.00. Get your tickets now!


Upcoming workshops on 1/27! Waacking with Diana Wehbi from 7-8:30 pm and Memphis Jookin’ with Ryan “Future” Webb and Johnte Cunningham.  Can’t wait to see you there!






Save the date for our upcoming Memphis Jookin’ workshop on 2/24 with Daniel of G-Force (Memphis, TN)!





Classes are in session at the Urban Artistry Dance Academy!  Check our weekly class schedule. Stay tuned about our studio updates here on our website or via email by joining our newsletter.  Weekly class flier below!


Check out the new face for The Preservatory Project, the archival of the voices of the urban dance community in Maryland and the greater Washington, DC area.



Many thanks to all who came and participated in celebrating our 9th annual International Soul Society Festival!  We were blessed with so many participants and guests from Copenhagen, Virginia Beach, Oakland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Memphis, Montreal and worldwide.  Stay tuned for photos and videos from the events on our social media and on our website.

Congratulations to our Funkateers who recently performed for Good Morning Washington! See the full story here.

Thanks to all those who filled the seats and standing room at our End of Semester Show: The Mission: One Dream at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre!  Congratulations to all students and teachers who created such a great performance.

Urban Artistry Dance Academy

The Urban Artistry Dance Academy (UADA) provides an interdisciplinary urban dance education with a global perspective. Students are encouraged to become active participants and thought leaders in their respective communities, where they are not limited to mainstream trends but strive to become advocates of cultural preservation and artistic innovation.

Classes and workshops on many varieties of urban dance are available!  Check out our repertoire in Class Descriptions and our weekly schedule in Class Schedule & Events!


From Georgia Ave, turn onto Sligo Ave.  Take an immediate right onto Philadelphia Ave.  You will pass Lotus Cafe on your left and you will pass a parking lot on your right.  Continue straight and the studio will be on the right.  Enter through the red door on the right side of the building.

Urban Artistry Dance Academy
932 Philadelphia Ave
Third Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Urban Artistry, Inc is in part funded by the Maryland State Arts Council.
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