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LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Sarah Zuccaro

[Owner, Dance Instructor | Zouk, Body Movement, Technique]

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OFFERINGS

Dance instructor Sarah Zuccaro currently teaches group classes in Zouk, Body Movement, Stretch, and Technique.  She can also offer private lessons for general learning and Wedding dances in Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, and Ballroom. Sarah is also the owner of Urbanity Dance Chicago.  Therefore, she can also assist you with event entertainment, company health & wellness, and venue rentals.

DANCE EDUCATION

Dance instructor Sarah Zuccaro has been dancing for 30 years. She has experience in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, American-style social Ballroom, and the Afro Latin dances. Sarah graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance and Choreography. In addition to her degree, Sarah the following certifications:

  • Bronze American style instructor certification by Diane Jarmalow through Fred Astaire
  • Levels 1-4 Zouk instructor certifications through Kim Rottier of Zouk NY
  • Musicality certification by Carlos da Silva of Rio Dance Studio in Prague.

DANCE HISTORY

Sarah’s professional dance career started when she was 17 with freelance jazz and hip hop work. Major performance credits include:

  • "Showtime at the Apollo"
  • "Good Morning America"
  • "Witness the Magic" featured performer (local professional magic and dance show)
  • Encore Musical Theatre's “Club Morocco” featured performer
  • Award-winning Luna Nightclub's "Luna Dancers" performer

During college, she briefly switched her focus back to Modern and Ballet. However, after graduation, she took a position as a Ballroom instructor at a franchise studio. From that point on, her work and dance focus shifted to the partner dances.

While teaching Ballroom, she continued to build her skills in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Zouk. Consequently, she gained recognition and popularity in those styles. She worked as an artist at many events throughout North America, Europe & South America. In addition to her travels, Sarah has also won many finalist placements in social dance & performance competitions.

In 2014, she moved to Chicago and started teaching at one of the longest standing Latin dance studios in the city. While there, she directed 5 trend-setting performance teams and successfully hosted many large scale dance events. After working at that studio for 5 years, she decided to take the next step in her career. As a result, Urbanity Dance Chicago was born!

TEACHING STYLE

Sarah has had a healthy career in the dance industry for over 15 years now. Her diverse training allows her to teach every student in a way that makes the most sense to them. She also believes that hard work and commitment will get you further than natural talent in any situation. Because of this, she never puts limits on her students' potential. Sarah dreams of Urbanity being that safe space where all individuals feel welcome and they can learn to dance as best they can.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY?

"Awesome class, especially good details!!"

Zouk Core II
Student Survey
June 2019

"I loved the intensity & focus on technique & basic step review of the final class. I needed it!"

Zouk Intermediate
April 2019

"Great class and easy to follow instructions!"

Body Movement
Student Survey
April 2019

"The instructor, Sarah, is super friendly, and eager to teach all styles of Latin dancing. Her movements inspired me to want to learn Zouk which is a completely brand new style of dance me."

— VANESSA FLORES
February 2019

"Sarah Zuccaro, is a beautiful dancer and has an engaging personality. She is also the top Zouk instructor in Chicago! This is also one of the most laid back and fun dance studio environments, and I have been a student at several of them."

— FLORENCIO VERA
March 2019