Upcoming Events

Urban Artistry Dance Academy is excited to announce our Spring Semester, running March 14- July 2! We will be offering diverse programming both in-person and online that will help you grow as a well-rounded, confident artist, including

– weekly classes
– open sessions
– dialogues
– club nights
– performance & competition
– end of semester event

Register now for the Urban Artistry Spring Semester & drop-in classes  

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

**Please note that our Spring Semester weekly class schedule has some changes and our class pricing has been updated. **

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

Donate to Urban Artistry via DonateNow! It’s a fast and easy way to support our mission.



AmazonSmileDid you know that Amazon.com donates to charity? Use your Amazon.com user name and password to sign in to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select Urban Artistry Inc as your charity, and Urban Artistry will automatically receive a donation from your eligible purchases!


Did you have a great experience at our studio?  Leave a review for us on Yelp!

Connect with us!

Urban Artistry, Inc is in part funded by the Maryland State Arts Council.
MSAC logo 2016