JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENT

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENT


Due to the recent announcement from the City, group classes will have to remain completely virtual for a bit longer. In-person slots may become available pending the status of Chicago's current Stay At Home Advisory & Phase 3 Status. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses.

While we wait to safely host in-person group classes, private lessons for individuals and couples are still available as in-person services!

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 again!

Please feel free to message us with any questions you have via email.

— Sarah Z.

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENT

JANUARY ANNOUNCEMENT


Due to the recent announcement from the City, group classes will have to remain completely virtual for a bit longer. In-person slots may become available pending the status of Chicago's current Stay At Home Advisory & Phase 3 Status. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses.

While we wait to safely host in-person group classes, private lessons for individuals and couples are still available as in-person services!

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 again!

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.

Jorge Alvarez

[Salsa, Mambo & Cha Cha Instructor]

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 recieved Top Student Awards in Las Vegas and Chicago (2016), Fort Lauderdale (2017) and New York (2018).

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

Jorge is currently teaching Salsa, Mambo and Cha Cha at Urbanity Dance Chicago.

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