The International Soul Society Festival is here!
December 6 – December 19
See the full schedule of FREE programming and register to attend at www.internationalsoulsociety.com!
*Please note that regularly scheduled weekly classes are not taking place; they are replaced by ISSF programming during this time.
The International Soul Society Festival is an all ages series of events celebrating the full spectrum of Hip-Hop, Urban Arts and its many influences. This action-packed festival creates the much needed opportunities for inspiration and collaboration amongst global artists right here in our Nation’s capital. Through dance battles and workshops, DJ competitions, film viewings and graffiti exhibitions, there is something for everyone at the International Soul Society Festival, from age nine to ninety-nine.
Stay linked with Urban Artistry’s and ISSF’s social media for event and schedule details.
Urban Artistry Dance Academy offers classes both IN-PERSON and ONLINE!
Having an issue registering for class? 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
- Lisa La Touche
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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