IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - October

OCTOBER 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 starting 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.

OCTOBER ANNOUNCEMENT

OCTOBER 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.

Sarah Zuccaro

[Owner and Director]

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Sarah Zuccaro has been dancing for 30 years. Starting off in the more traditional forms of dance, she is proficient in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, American-style social Ballroom, and the Latin dances. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance Performance and Choreography. In addition to her degree, Sarah also has her Bronze American style instructor certification by Diane Jarmalow through Fred Astaire, levels 1-4 Zouk instructor certifications through Kim Rottier of Zouk NY, and her intermediate/advanced 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 appearances on "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Good Morning America," a featured performer in "Witness the Magic"- a local professional magic/dance show, and Encore Musical Theatre's “Club Morocco”. In college, she switched gears with the opportunity to perform in several modern pieces created by well-known, professional choreographers such as Daniel Gwirtzman, Shauna Steele, and Amy Cova. When taking on a position as a Ballroom instructor after graduation, her work and dance focus shifted to the partner dances, bringing about opportunities like commercial partner-dancing for music videos, celebrity charity events, and more. Sarah has also worked with the Luna Dancers, which is a commercial entertainment dance company that performs full-length shows in the genres of Hip Hop, Jazz, and go-go exclusively for Luna Nightclub, a well-known and award winning dance club in Metro-Detroit.

As her career developed and evolved, Sarah became highly trained and experienced in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk, which is now where her focus lies long term. She has had the opportunity to headline as a performer and instructor at many festivals and congresses in North America, Europe & South America in all of the above genres. Sarah has also  collected many finalist placements in both social dance & performance-based competitions in most styles she’s worked in professionally including Zouk, Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom, and Cabaret. In 2014, she relocated to Chicago where she has taught at one of the longest standing Latin dance studios in the city and directed 5 trend-setting performance teams, and successfully hosted large scale dance events in the city. In 2019, she opened her own Afro-Latin Dance Studio: Urbanity Dance Chicago. Sarah is the owner, program director, and master instructor for the Zouk & Body Movement curriculums at the studio. In addition to her work at home, she also travels freelance on the weekends, solo or with various partners performing and teaching Zouk, Kizomba, Bachata and Bachata/Zouk fusion.

Sarah has been recognized for her dynamic choreographies and her ability to apply her classical training to the social dances. She has sustained a healthy career in the Afro-Latin dance industry for almost 10 years now and is respected for her high level of training, education, and success in such a wide variety of dance styles.

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