Upcoming Events

Such an amazing weekend to end our Spring 2022 Semester! The @transformationsbattle was an experience to remember! The End of Semester Showcase was (safely) packed with family and friends at the #silverspringblackboxtheatre and on Zoom! As we finish one chapter of growth, we are ready to start another! Get ready for our new and exciting programming for the month of July, and then our full 16 week semester officially begins on August 1st!

    JULY 2022
    July 4-9: Summer Break- NO PROGRAMMING
    July 11-16: Documentaries & Dialogue
    July 18-23: Footage & Feedback
    July 25-30: Workshops
    * Special Programming will run Mondays-Thursdays: 7-8:30pm, and from 8:30-10pm Directorates will hold Open Session

Register now for the Urban Artistry Midsummer Night’s Dream July 2022 & Funkateers Workshop Weekend

Having an issue registering for class? Please see our step-by-step instructions and contact information for support.

Please review Urban Artistry’s COVID-19 Protocol

Thank you to everyone who participated in the International Soul Society Festival 2021! The two weeks of free programming were incredible.

Urban Artistry presents a new Directorate:



The Afro Continuum Cultural Exchange Initiative is a diasporic family reunion that is grounded in holding space for ethnic specificity, amplifying living traditions, and embracing the connection and continuation of arts in multiple local and global communities. Despite centuries of efforts to break, erase, and devalue ancestral traditions throughout the African diaspora, this Urban Artistry, Inc. initiative connects a global network of organizations and artist-educators to decolonize and unlearn the myth of a monolithic Black Aesthetic.
Through dialogue, workshops, panel discussions, and exchanges, tradition bearers insist that when linguistic, regional, ethnic, and communal specificities are shared, Black Excellence- the vastness of its complexity will continue ad infinitum. Be sure to follow @theafrocontinuum to stay updated on all that is to come!



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:

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:

Instagram: @wheatonartsparade
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WheatonArtsParade


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


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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