Urban Artistry ONLINE: Upcoming Events


“The Preservatory: A Timeline of Movement”

The Funkateers Summer Camp has gone VIRTUAL this August 3-7, 2020! Here are the details:

  • Who: Youth ages 5-15 (if your child is younger or older and interested, still apply!)
  • When: Aug. 3rd -7th, 9am – 3pm EST
  • Cost: $350/child, $300/sibling. For information on Scholarships and Sliding Scale Rates, please email maren.cummings@urbanartistry.org with your child(ren)’s name and age. Please do not let the price of camp keep you from sending in the registration form!


This year’s theme is “The Preservatory: A Timeline of Movement,” where we will explore the Funkateers’ and Urban Artistry’s “Dance Family Tree.” We will lift up stories of mentorship, both as a mentor and/or a mentee.

A beautiful thing that has come from this tough situation and time in life is the ability to work with people from across the globe at the click of a button. We are taking advantage of technology and people’s availability to connect the Funkateers with important people in Urban Artistry’s dance history in meaningful and healthy ways. Some UA Mentor Instruction will come from Steen Koener (Denmark), Tatiana Desardouin (Switzerland/New York) and V San (Germany).
Application Process
  1. Payment: Pay camp fees through Paypal (@urbanartistry) with the note: Funkateers Camp 2020: Child(ren)’s Name(s). Copy the Confirmation number to note on the online application. If you need a scholarship, sliding scale rate, or payment plan, please email Maren Cummings (maren.cummings@urbanartistry.org) with child(ren)’s names and ages.
  2. Complete the 3 minute online registration. The form will ask for the PayPal confirmation number.




1:30-2:30pm EDT: DIALOGUE live on Facebook Live or Zoom (passcode: 136947)

3:30-5:00pm EDT: ONLINE HOSUE DANCE WORKSHOP $20 USD on Zoom (link sent out via email a few minutes before the Workshop) SIGN UP NOW (US registration)! If you are from the US and new to Urban Artistry, please see registration instructions at www.urbanartistry.org/online

International/PayPal RegistrationPay $20 fee using PayPal: Please include your EMAIL and “Mavinga” in the notes to receive the Zoom link via email a few minutes before the Workshop. You must include your email to receive the link.

We take into consideration how people in different countries have various levels of access to resources and payment options. We encourage everyone to participate. Please email studio@urbanartistry.org with the Subject: “Mavinga Workshop” to discuss more internationally accessible payment options and/or price adjustments based on various countries’ GDP.


1:30 – 2:30pm EDT Online Dialogue on Facebook Live or Zoom
3:30 – 5:00pm EDT Online Dance Workshop

This series will feature many national and international dancers, artists, and DJs! Join us in celebrating, educating, & preserving the beautiful variety of urban dances in America. Saturdays just became a little more educational & fun!

8/1: Funk in Focus: Locking with Hurrikane

8/2: Funk in Focus: Locking with Locksmith

8/8: That’s House: House Dance with Mavinga

8/15: New Orleans Bounce with TBD

8/22: Methods Breakin’: Breakin’ with TBD

8/29: Mainline Hip Hop: Hip Hop Dance with TBD

9/5: Mainline Hip Hop: Memphis Jookin’ with TBD

9/12: Funk in Focus: Popping/Boogaloo with TBD



Urban Artistry Dance Academy is offering all 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!


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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