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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.

How to Capture the Best Photo and Video for Your Wedding Dance

Here’s a checklist of things to get the best view of your wedding dance in person, photo, and video:

Knowing how to capture the best photo and video for your wedding dance is crucial to preserving your memories. Because of that, it’s important to make your videographer and photographer’s job as easy as possible.  We also want to make sure that your friends and family feel they have the best view in the house no matter where they’re seated.

First, consider the size of the dance floor.

The size of the dancefloor is important in determining how much space you can take up while doing your choreography.  If you pick a traveling dance, such as the waltz or foxtrot, then make sure your routine changes direction in the right places. If it doesn’t, your steps may run you off the dance floor.

Second, consider where your guests are seated.

Have you ever watched a performance from the side or the back?  It’s not nearly as appealing as when you’re watching front and center.  If you have guests seated on 3 sides, your instructor should make sure your moves rotate to give a great view to all of your guests.

Third, give direction to your staff.

A talented photographer and videographer will already know how to follow you and shoot at the right angle. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to give them more information so that they can produce the best photo and video for your wedding dance! Your instructor should be happy to write out important notes about how to properly capture the best photo and video of your wedding dance. It will help you properly communicate to your team how you want your moments recorded. Those notes could include:

  • best place to post up for the million dollar photos
  • where you’re entering and exiting so the video can follow you from start to finish
  • when the DJ should start the music and when the MC should announce you for the best presentation.

These things are small but the more details you cover the better the experience for everyone!

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