FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENT

FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENT


Urbanity Studios has reopened for in-person Group Classes! Cook county and Chicago have reached Tier 1 Mitigation Measures, which allows us to dance in the studio at 25% capacity.

Starting January 25, Urbanity has reopened it's physical doors once again for in-person class participation! Only 9 in-person spots will be reserved for both solo dancers and non-rotating couples per class, so reserve your spots today! Classes will also be available virtually via Zoom.

Registering online? Make sure to update your attendance type on your profile for your next visit! Already registered? For previously registered students, please contact us if you want to switch your attendance from virtual to in-person.


The pandemic brought a slew of challenges to us all throughout 2020. Whether it was changes in our personal or professional lives, pivoting and adapting to our new climate was necessary for survival.


To make dance more accessible for individuals under strain, we lowered our prices and adjusted our offerings to match the current circumstances; and our instructors were understanding enough to accept a cut in pay to help keep the studio afloat. Our efforts were successful in keeping us open throughout 2020, but the changes we made are not sustainable long term.


In order to recover from the massive financial strain that we suffered last year and also reinstate the original payrates for our hard-working instructors, we need to start returning to our pre-pandemic pricing. It is important to us to be upfront, fair, and affordable for our clients, which is why we’re giving advance notice and have done our best to make increases as modest as possible. We hope that you understand and that we continue to have your support throughout this transition.


Since we are not completely full-service yet, our pricing adjustments will happen in 2 phases to ensure fair pricing that falls in line with the amount of services being offered. Phase 1 will be in effect at the start of the March session. Phase 2 will not be implemented until we are able to offer all pre-pandemic services and ample notice will be given before those changes are made. Please see below for our new updated Phase 1 pricing as well as some special sales and new membership perks we hope you’ll be excited about.


Drop In Classes: $20 4-Week Classes: 1-Pack $65 | 2-Pack $120 | 3-Pack $150


SPECIAL FLASH SALE ON 10-CLASS PASS: Stock up on 10-Class Passes for 2021 at the $95.00 rate before our pass price increases to $140 starting March 1st! No limit, no minimum! Passes will not expire.


NEW FULL PASS MEMBERSHIP PERKS: For $200/month, not only will you recieve access to all classes, you'll now also receive 50% off special workshops and performance challenges taught by Urbanity staff PLUS 15% off all Urbanity Gear.


Please do not hesitate to come to us with any questions or concerns. We value each and every one of you and want you to feel comfortable with this transition. Stay warm!

— Sarah Z.

FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENT

FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENT


Urbanity Studios has reopened for in-person Group Classes! Cook county and Chicago have reached Tier 1 Mitigation Measures, which allows us to dance in the studio at 25% capacity.

Starting January 25, Urbanity has reopened it's physical doors once again for in-person class participation! Only 9 in-person spots will be reserved for both solo dancers and non-rotating couples per class, so reserve your spots today! Classes will also be available virtually via Zoom.

Registering online? Make sure to update your attendance type on your profile for your next visit! Already registered? For previously registered students, please contact us if you want to switch your attendance from virtual to in-person.


The pandemic brought a slew of challenges to us all throughout 2020. Whether it was changes in our personal or professional lives, pivoting and adapting to our new climate was necessary for survival.


To make dance more accessible for individuals under strain, we lowered our prices and adjusted our offerings to match the current circumstances; and our instructors were understanding enough to accept a cut in pay to help keep the studio afloat. Our efforts were successful in keeping us open throughout 2020, but the changes we made are not sustainable long term.


In order to recover from the massive financial strain that we suffered last year and also reinstate the original payrates for our hard-working instructors, we need to start returning to our pre-pandemic pricing. It is important to us to be upfront, fair, and affordable for our clients, which is why we’re giving advance notice and have done our best to make increases as modest as possible. We hope that you understand and that we continue to have your support throughout this transition.


Since we are not completely full-service yet, our pricing adjustments will happen in 2 phases to ensure fair pricing that falls in line with the amount of services being offered. Phase 1 will be in effect at the start of the March session. Phase 2 will not be implemented until we are able to offer all pre-pandemic services and ample notice will be given before those changes are made. Please see below for our new updated Phase 1 pricing as well as some special sales and new membership perks we hope you’ll be excited about.


Drop In Classes: $20 4-Week Classes: 1-Pack $65 | 2-Pack $120 | 3-Pack $150


SPECIAL FLASH SALE ON 10-CLASS PASS: Stock up on 10-Class Passes for 2021 at the $95.00 rate before our pass price increases to $140 starting March 1st! No limit, no minimum! Passes will not expire.


NEW FULL PASS MEMBERSHIP PERKS: For $200/month, not only will you recieve access to all classes, you'll now also receive 50% off special workshops and performance challenges taught by Urbanity staff PLUS 15% off all Urbanity Gear.


Please do not hesitate to come to us with any questions or concerns. We value each and every one of you and want you to feel comfortable with this transition. Stay warm!

— Sarah Z.

Jorge Alvarez

[Salsa, Mambo & Cha Cha Instructor]

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MARCH GROUP DANCE CLASSES

APRIL GROUP DANCE CLASSES

OFFERINGS:

Dance Instructor Jorge Alvarez is currently offering adult group dance classes in Mambo (aka Salsa on2) and Cha Cha partner work & footwork classes.  He can also offer general private lessons & Wedding Dance private lessons in Salsa, Cha Cha, and American-style Smooth & Rhythm ballroom dances.

DANCE EDUCATION & HISTORY:

Jorge Alvarez has been dancing since the age of 5, taking tap lessons and touching a little on ballet. At the age of 12 he completely stopped dancing and decided to play baseball. He continued to play throughout his college years for Division I at Chicago State University.

Jorge picked up Salsa at the age of 22, and created Urban Vibe Dance Co. in 2003. Since then he has traveled to perform and teach in Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Los Angeles, Florida, Texas, and along with the Midwest.

Jorge has opened up with performances for Tito Nieves, El Gran Combo, Daddy Yankee, Enrique Iglesias, Prince Royce, Don Omar, Xtreme, Victor Manuelle, and Eddie Palmieri.

Jorge has qualified to represent Chicago at The World Salsa Championships on ESPN in 2007 & 2008 with Urban Vibe. He has also appeared on shows such as Sabado Gigante, Dance Fever, and So You Think You Can Dance.

In 2010, Jorge acted in a film that was showcased at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. He collaborated with Kimberly Rivera (Co-director of Urban Vibe) and Rocky Quiñones on the first Mambo Fusion Dance Production.

Jorge has trained both American Style ballroom Smooth and Rhythm dances that include Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, Rumba and Swing, along with many more dances. He has successfully competed in these styles at the Amateur Level and received Top Student Awards in Las Vegas and Chicago (2016), Fort Lauderdale (2017) and New York (2018).

Earlier this year, Jorge was honored to receive the Keeping the Flame Alive Award at the Chicago International Salsa Congress.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY?

"Jorge is a fantastic instructor who knows how to help connect the dots for getting the steps down rather quickly and well!"

Ji K.
February 2020

"Jorge's Mambo classes are amazing! He really breaks down the steps and takes his time to explain movement and proper terms. He is very creative with his combinations and makes every class super fun!"

Oscar U.
September 2020