Port St. Lucie, FL, January 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Known for their family-friendly, street-style hip hop and contemporary classes, UFDS has primarily operated out of the Ft. Pierce location for five years. "Even though we've offered classes in local PSL charter schools for the past two or three years, we are really excited to begin offering our mainstream hip hop and breaking classes in a studio setting," said Kelli Moore, Director of UFDS. "We have partnered with another local studio to offer our classes at their facility, located at 908 SW Gatlin Bvld."
Since opening the studio in 2009, Urban Fire has been a regular at many community events in Port St. Lucie, including bank grand openings, church youth services, family fun days, fundraisers as well as several city-sponsored parades and festivals. Spectators who were interested in joining classes at the studio were sometimes unable due to the distance to their primary location. The addition of the classes on Thursday nights changes all of that. Now, regardless of where prospective dancers live within St. Lucie County, Urban Fire has them covered.
Some may be surprised that a hip hop studio boasts a formal curriculum. However, Artistic Director Devin Ziemba, recognizes the importance of one. "In the dance world, it's common practice for the more traditional studios that teach ballet, jazz and modern, to follow well-established curricula." Hip Hop styles of dance have been around for a little over 40 years, but that's very new in comparison to ballet, which has been taught in classes since the mid 1600's. "Having a formal curriculum for all of our hip hop, contemporary and breaking classes provides structure and depth, allowing each dancer to learn the foundations of hip hop, yet develop their own signature style," continued Ziemba.
The schedule for the Thursday classes in Port St. Lucie will start at 5:30pm with Jr Hip Hop, then Boyz Krew I at 6:15pm and Hip Hop I at 7pm. A full description and age groups of the classes may be found on their website at www.UrbanFireDanceStudio.com, or call 772-940-8337.