: How We Can Help You
What We Do
Our mission is to transform lives through exciting, vibrant and authentic Street Dance education and entertainment. We help dance learners, dance instructors and school communities become the best versions of themselves. Having experienced dull dance classes and been frustrated by confusing, teaching methods ourselves, we want to make your learning experience with us exciting and energising.
You will enjoy our impactful educational frameworks that are easy to use and make sure you progress faster and with more confidence. Your personal growth is at our core and your rate of self- evolution is our primary focus. The only competition you’ll find at Urban Strides is the one with yourself.
: Started From The Bottom Now We’re Here
Why We Started
‘Urban Strides Started in a dusty old village hall in 1999 when Founder Andy Instone wanted to share the absolute joy he found in Authentic Street Dance. He was driven to help people learn in a way that put a smile on their face, fire in their belly, empowerment in their heart and a spring in their step. There was nothing available that combined the invigorating depth of authentic Street Dance with an empowering approach to education. So having travelled around the world in a quest to find the best of both worlds he returned home to share it with his students.’
: More Than Just A Dance Class
Your Strides Tribe
Our community call themselves Striders, because they’re striding to become the best versions of themselves. It’s an ethos that goes way beyond a few dance steps. It’s something that sticks. You’ll enjoy a family atmosphere with maximum encouragement and zero Judgement. People often make relationships for life through Urban Strides because they know when they are enjoying an Urban Strides experience they can be who they truly are.
Of all ages and abilities who want to transform their Street Dance skill and confidence in an empowering environment. You’ll learn through our weekly classes, Street Dance camps, performance crews and our pioneer masterclasses.
Who want to enjoy more successful dance classes and careers. They want to become more fulfilled and inspire their students with exciting authentic Street Dance using our accredited authentic Street Dance level 4 diploma.
Students in schools who want to be inspired with their very own Urban Strides workshop. Senior leaders & teachers who want to prepare their students today, for the challenge of tomorrow, with our 12 month inset training ‘Resilience Reaps Rewards’.
: Every Step I Take…
Striding Toward Excellence
Our driving force is having the courage to push the boundaries and disrupt the status quo when we know it can and should be done better. Making sure we do it consistently and with commitment- we go all in, we don’t know any other way, average bores us and striving for exceptional makes sure we jump out of bed each morning with a spring in our step!
: Reach For The Stars
Your Progression Path
By ensuring we have world class opportunities available, from performing on stage at the UK’s largest arena tour to training through our revolutionary accredited teacher training diploma, Urban Strides can give you not just an exciting hobby and an inspirational lifestyle but can also give you a soulfully fulfilling career too.