IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - October

OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT


NEW NON-ROTATING COUPLES CLASSES IN OCTOBER

With COVID-19 keeping us all socially distanced these days, we've been craving some real connection. That is why we are so excited to announce a new format of classes on Friday evenings!

Have you and your significant other been wanting to learn together? Or maybe you have a friend you're comfortable making contact with that you'd like to practice with? Whatever the case may be, come and dance with us! Think fast, though—in-person slots are limited to three couples per class.

To continue to ensure everyone's health and safety, we will be enforcing the following for all in-person classes:

  • Please register in advance online or via phone whenever possible to avoid contact during payment. Each class will be capped at 9 people + the instructor. Pre-registration will guarantee your spot in class. In-person registration will be available but you may run the risk of a class being full.
  • Please wear your mask when taking the stairs up to the studio, keep 6 feet in between parties, and be mindful of others coming from the other direction. We will have barriers up at every direction change of the staircase so that individuals can stand on opposite sides while passing. Please don't pass each other in areas where there is not a barrier.
  • All individuals will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of their visit to the studio. If for some reason you need a break due to breathing or anxiety issues, please do so in an isolated area.
  • Even though most of the classes that we offer will be contactless, please continue to wash or sanitize your hands before and after each class, especially when touching any surfaces.
  • All studio spaces will be marked with tape to ensure proper distance between individuals in class and while sitting down. Please do not move any furniture or dance outside your designated area.
  • The studio has received a professional deep clean before starting our September session. In regards to daily cleaning by staff, the studio is disinfected before the start of each evening and all high touch surfaces are cleaned by staff every hour while classes are in session.

Thank you for your patience and continued support during this time. It truly means the world to us and we look forward to dancing with you!!

Please feel free to message us with any questions you have via email. Your Urbanity family misses you dearly and hopes you all are safe and well.

— Sarah Z.

OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT

OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT


NEW NON-ROTATING COUPLES CLASSES IN OCTOBER

With COVID-19 keeping us all socially distanced these days, we've been craving some real connection. That is why we are so excited to announce a new format of classes on Friday evenings!

Have you and your significant other been wanting to learn together? Or maybe you have a friend you're comfortable making contact with that you'd like to practice with? Whatever the case may be, come and dance with us! Think fast, though—in-person slots are limited to three couples per class.

To continue to ensure everyone's health and safety, we will be enforcing the following for all in-person classes:

  • Please register in advance online or via phone whenever possible to avoid contact during payment. Each class will be capped at 9 people + the instructor. Pre-registration will guarantee your spot in class. In-person registration will be available but you may run the risk of a class being full.
  • Please wear your mask when taking the stairs up to the studio, keep 6 feet in between parties, and be mindful of others coming from the other direction. We will have barriers up at every direction change of the staircase so that individuals can stand on opposite sides while passing. Please don't pass each other in areas where there is not a barrier.
  • All individuals will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of their visit to the studio. If for some reason you need a break due to breathing or anxiety issues, please do so in an isolated area.
  • Even though most of the classes that we offer will be contactless, please continue to wash or sanitize your hands before and after each class, especially when touching any surfaces.
  • All studio spaces will be marked with tape to ensure proper distance between individuals in class and while sitting down. Please do not move any furniture or dance outside your designated area.
  • The studio has received a professional deep clean before the start of our September session. In regards to daily cleaning by staff, the studio is disinfected before the start of each evening and all high touch surfaces are cleaned by staff every hour while classes are in session.

Thank you for your patience and continued support during this time. It truly means the world to us and we look forward to dancing with you!!

Please feel free to message us with any questions you have via email. Your Urbanity family misses you dearly and hopes you all are safe and well.

— Sarah Z.

Wedding Dance Series Part 2: Avoiding Wardrobe Malfunctions During Your First Dance!

It’s important that you feel as confident as humanly possible for your first dance which is why at Urbanity, we do our best to make sure there’s no unwanted surprises on your wedding day when it comes to your wedding dress, tux, shoes, and hair style.  Simulating your wardrobe choices for the big day, and the restrictions that come with, during your wedding dance lessons will help with that!  Here are some things we keep in mind:


Shoes!  About ½ to ¾ of the way through your wedding dance lesson package, you want to start practicing in the shoes you’ll be wearing the day of.  We always recommend Latin or Ballroom dance shoes to both our brides and grooms to be.  Not only are they the most comfortable for dancing, but dance shoe brands these days are really bringing their A-game when it comes to creating fashionable, yet comfortable, styles.

Hair!  Your wedding hair style is the element that causes the least concern, but we like to cover all of our bases just in case!  Whatever you choose, we’ll make sure your wedding dance choreography doesn’t ruin your beautiful up-do or risk knocking the tiara off your head.  Want to feel extra prepared?  Schedule your trial bridal hair appointment on the same day of your dance lesson!  It’s a great way to test out your stylist’s work and make sure it lasts all of the way through the final minutes of your wedding reception.

Silhouette!  At Urbanity, we want to know what type of wedding dress you’re wearing right away.  Partly because we LOVE wedding dresses, but more importantly we want to make sure the dance style and patterns we pick don’t conflict with the elements of your dress.  If you’re wearing a tight mermaid-style wedding dress, a dance with long, stretched out steps won’t be the best choice for you.  If you’re going the big Cinderella ballgown route, any clue of where your legs and feet are throughout your dance is gone!  It’s important for the lead partner to have practice time that’s focused on them adjusting to this.  Although it’s easier to dance in a tuxedo than a wedding dress, this all still applies!  Towards the end of your package with us, we’ll ask that both of you practice a few times in something that resembles your wedding dress or jacket silhouette to make sure both of you are comfortable while dancing.


CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS ON EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS WITH OUR SHOE & EVENING WEAR PARTNERS: Erica Maya Dance and Myrna’s Closet Wear offer the best in quality and customer service.  Being an Urbanity Wedding Dance Program client will grant you between 10% and 20% off all merchandise, including group shoe discounts for your wedding party!

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