[Owner, Dance Instructor | Zouk, Body Movement, Technique]
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 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.
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!
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!!"
"I loved the intensity & focus on technique & basic step review of the final class. I needed it!"
"Great class and easy to follow instructions!"
"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."
"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."