IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT


Due to the recent announcement from the City, 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.

Regardless of this not-so-awesome news, we still have a lot of exciting things coming up before the holidays! Please review our "Coming Up Next" section on our home page for more information.

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.

NOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

NOVEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT


NEW NON-ROTATING COUPLES CLASSES IN OCTOBER

With COVID-19 keeping us all socially distanced these days, we've been craving some real connection. That is why we are so excited to announce a new format of classes on Friday evenings!

Have you and your significant other been wanting to learn together? Or maybe you have a friend you're comfortable making contact with that you'd like to practice with? Whatever the case may be, come and dance with us! Think fast, though—in-person slots are limited to three couples per class.

To continue to ensure everyone's health and safety, we will be enforcing the following for all in-person classes:

  • Please register in advance online or via phone whenever possible to avoid contact during payment. Each class will be capped at 9 people + the instructor. Pre-registration will guarantee your spot in class. In-person registration will be available but you may run the risk of a class being full.
  • Please wear your mask when taking the stairs up to the studio, keep 6 feet in between parties, and be mindful of others coming from the other direction. We will have barriers up at every direction change of the staircase so that individuals can stand on opposite sides while passing. Please don't pass each other in areas where there is not a barrier.
  • All individuals will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of their visit to the studio. If for some reason you need a break due to breathing or anxiety issues, please do so in an isolated area.
  • Even though most of the classes that we offer will be contactless, please continue to wash or sanitize your hands before and after each class, especially when touching any surfaces.
  • All studio spaces will be marked with tape to ensure proper distance between individuals in class and while sitting down. Please do not move any furniture or dance outside your designated area.
  • The studio has received a professional deep clean before the start of our September session. In regards to daily cleaning by staff, the studio is disinfected before the start of each evening and all high touch surfaces are cleaned by staff every hour while classes are in session.

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!!

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.

Oscar Urbina

[Bachata instructor]

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Oscar Urbina started dancing at a young age. He coached and directed Hubbard Bachata Club (high school dance team) for 12 years. During this period of time under his direction, the team was able to obtain 1st place in all three high school dance competitions hosted in Chicago. Oscar has trained under the direction of Zeke Ruvalcaba in the "Bachata All-Stars". He also performed for "Alma Latina Chicago" for several years under the direction of Sarah Zuccaro and Jorge Soto. Additionally, Oscar performed with "Legacy Dance Association" a professional dance team for 2 years and trained under the direction of Reynaldo Sanchez, Priscilla Perez, and Maria Torres.

Most recently, Oscar has been part of "Kachimbo Dance Company" since it began in 2017 under the direction of Angel Martinez and Jessica Montalvo. In 2019, Oscar founded "Amicitia Dance Company" along with Karen Romero. They both coach and direct this youth dance company in the southside of Chicago that has over 35 young dancers. Oscar Urbina has overall studied and continues to train with many different professional dancers primarily from both the U.S. and Mexico.

Accomplishments:

• Chicago High School Dance Competition 1st Place - 2016, 2018, 2019
Pro-Am Bachata Miami Latin Dance Championships 1st Place - 2016
Latin Street Amateur Bachata Contest 1st Place - 2017
Bachata "Who's Got Werk" Competition 1st Place - 2017
Wisconsin Bachata Open 1st Place - 2017

DECEMBER