IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT [UPDATED JUl 14]

JULY ANNOUNCEMENT


REOPENING UPDATE:

Although the city has moved into Phase 4 of their Reopening Plan, Urbanity has decided to continue with our current virtual format for one more 4-week session. We are anxious to get back in class with you and fully reopen Urbanity, but we feel it’s important not to rush!

We want this process to be carried out in the safest way possible to protect both you and our staff; and since our dance styles require physical contact between individuals, we don’t feel it would be responsible of us to host in-person dance classes just yet even if it is at a lower capacity.

SO WHAT’S THE PLAN?

Private lessons for responsible, social distancing couples and individuals are available in person at the studio, and all group classes will be hosted virtually via Zoom throughout July.

In our August session, depending on Chicago’s progress with Covid, we plan to re-introduce in-person group classes at a reduced capacity for individual movement topics such as shines, body movement, technique, stretch, and choreo classes like Diva and Hip Hop.

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.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT [UPDATED JUL 14]

JUNE 18 ANNOUNCEMENT


REOPENING UPDATE:

Although the city has moved into Phase 4 of their Reopening Plan, Urbanity has decided to continue with our current virtual format for one more 4-week session.

We are anxious to get back in class with you and fully reopen Urbanity, but we feel it’s important not to rush!

We want this process to be carried out in the safest way possible to protect both you and our staff; and since our dance styles require physical contact between individuals,

we don’t feel it would be responsible of us to host in-person dance classes just yet even if it is at a lower capacity.

SO WHAT’S THE PLAN?

Private lessons for responsible, social distancing couples and individuals are available in person at the studio, and all group classes will be hosted virtually via Zoom throughout July.

In our August session, depending on Chicago’s progress with Covid, we plan to re-introduce in-person group classes at a reduced capacity for individual movement topics

such as shines, body movement, technique, stretch, and choreo classes like Diva and Hip Hop.

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 SOTO

[Bachata]

Jorge-Soto-Bachata-Zouk-Instructor

My first ambition to start dancing began with my love for music. After ten years of playing musical instruments, playing Trumpet in a Jazz band, and playing piano that was self-taught since the age of 10, I wanted to extend my love for music by getting involved in social dancing.

I started taking professional dance lessons at Dennis Pasamba Dance Company in Chicago. With my natural abilities to pick up music, I quickly advanced in my dance classes.

In 2010, I finally made the decision to take my skills to the next level by joining my first performance group with Dennis. During that time, I was introduced to Bachata which instantly became my new found love.

Since then, I’ve performed with the Bachata Allstars on many stages in over 3 different countries and now direct one of the fastest growing teams in Chicago, Alma Chicago Bachata".. My love for music shows as I advance and improve. I continue to progress with my passion for music and my enthusiasm in becoming one of the most recognized dancers in Chicago.

Group Classes

WHAT STUDENTS SAY?

"Loved the class! Great practice & very detailed feedback!"

Zouk Core I
Student Survey
June 2019

"I enjoyed everything! =)"

Bachata Sensual Intermediate
Student Survey
June 2019