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At Urban Movement Dance Academy our contemporary ballet program is comprised of a combination of ballet, comtemporary, and body conditioning.  We train in classical ballet, Vaganova method, allowing our students to build a strong technical foundation while educating them on how to use the entire body as a vessel of expression.  This foundation and exploration of movement creates a harmony allowing our students a seemless transition into other genres of dance; therefore, we do offer additional classes such as Jazz, Leaps & Turns, and Hip-Hip.  Student's will gain technique, strength, and flexibility while enjoying their experience and building healthy relationships with instructors and peers.  Whether you are looking for pre-professional training or simply enjoying moving and expressing yourself through the art you will find it at our academy.  Please view our website for more information and feel free to reach out with questions.

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It is our second season opened and we are looking to kick it off stronger than ever!  Our season begins August 8th! Come visit us and enjoy free trial classes to see what we have to offer.  We guarantee to provide your child the highest level of dance education while insuring a safe & friendly environment!  We have added new contemporary classes, hip hop teams, and are ecstatic to introduce beginner tap!  Join us this season and get ready for a ton of growth, friendships, memories, and opportunities!


Our season will be coming to a close May 28th but that doesn't mean we stop training!  The month of June brings great opportunities to do so.  Not part of our academy? Not a problem...everyone is welcomed!  Come train over the summer as we are trying to bring the best opportunities to the Sun City!  First up, the week of June 13th....Arletta Anderson from Ground Grooves out of LA!  This will be an amazing 3 day intensive focusing on floor work. We will then have Dario Boatner visiting for a Hip Hop Masterclass.  So if you are not traveling out of El Paso for summer intensives don't worry Urban Movement is bringing you that out of town experience without setting a foot out of our lovely city!  EP dance commnunity let's represent!!! Come out and dance!!!   CHECK OUT OUR EVENTS TAB TO RSVP TODAY!!


We are pleased to announce the creation of our nonprofit organization: The Urban Institute of Dance and Performing Arts. At UMDA we strive to provide quality, all-inclusive dance education to our students regardless of whether they choose to pursue the art professionally or not. With the creation of UIDPA our goal is to have a larger impact in our El Paso Community and provide greater opportunities to our city’s youth.   Thank you to all our supporters!  More news and website to follow.


We are excited to announce we just finished renovation on our upper facility.  Classes in this space begin 09/14/21.  These include beginner, intermediate, and advanced hip-hop, jazz choreo, advanced jazz, heels class, body conditioning, yoga, and pilates barre.  Please call us for further information.  Schedule on our website will also be updated as needed!

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