If it’s on the radio or internet, it’s likely to be played in class but edited for age level. If taking an adult class, some music may not be edited.
Ballet Basics – Ballet Basics is a ballet class designed for the beginning dancer who needs a solid foundation of strength before advancing on or the advanced dancer who needs to refine their strength. It focuses on the core values of technique that keep dancers at their most poised and balanced.
Contemporary – Contemporary dance is a blend for the technically trained dancer; some describe it as a release from both modern and jazz. Contemporary dance is unique to the choreographer you decide to take from. Within each class you are guaranteed an emotional release as much as a technical push of your abilities as a dancer.
Dancehall – Dancehall is movement characterized and formed with popular Jamaican Dancehall music. It involves reggae roots with a heavy influence on the bad man movement. Class is recommended for teens and older due to the nature of the movement and music, unless parental consent has been confirmed.
Hip Hop – Hip Hop classes are for dancers age 10 and older and aspects of Hip Hop are explored from Current Style, Freestyle, Funk, Old School, Contemporary, etc. Dancers are taught basics of Hip Hop movement in every level. Hip-hop dance is always a direct result of the world’s hip-hop culture relating to their music, art, fashion, and expression. Hip-hop is a street style with a wide range but always representing self-expression.
Jazz Basics – Jazz Basics is an extension of Ballet Basics and is designed for the beginning dancer who needs a solid foundation in Jazz. This class is designed to increase strength, flexibility and skill. Classes include warm-up, across the floor combinations & dances . Jazz is an energetic dance form always honoring contemporary pop culture.
Pump It Up Heels Hip Hop – A high energy, action packed dance class done in high heels! Heels will incorporate genres of pop, jazz, grooves and hip hop! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class!
Urban Roulette – Other styles urban dance are taught in this class on a rotating wheel from House, Whaacking, Street Jazz/Funk, etc for all levels.
Hip Hop, Dancehall, Urban Roulette
Any funky, stretchable clothing such as t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, sweatpants, basketball shorts, leggings, etc that are comfortable. No blue jean attire, skirts, or skorts. Tennis shoes are required. No barefoot, jazz shoes, or flip flops. Hats, visors, etc and fun hairstyles are always welcome.
Any black leggings, boy shorts, leotard, fitted tank top and/or tights can be worn. No loose clothing. Ballet shoes. No tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Hair must be worn up on top of head.
Any dance attire that is stretchable and comfortable. Jazz shoes or barefoot are acceptable in both classes.
Pump It Up Heels
Any fun, sassy dance attire that is stretchable and comfortable. Heels are encouraged but not necessary for class. May be danced in tennis shoes or barefoot.
Studio Policies, Terms, and Conditions
Payment and Fees: All classes must be paid for in advance. Dues for Membership accounts must be paid by automatic draft. An additional fee of $25.00 plus damages, if any, will be charged by UDE to Student’s account for credit/debit card charges returned due to insufficient funds (NSF). Studio will be closed on all major holidays. Refer to Fall/Schedule page of closed dates or special events. There will be no extensions or refunds on class passes for holiday closings.
Refund Policy: All sales are final. No refunds, transfers, or credits for missed classes or workshops. Studio closures may be necessary from time to time due to weather conditions or other causes beyond our control; no refunds for cancelled classes due to these causes.
Class Schedule & Substitutions: UDE reserves the right to change any scheduled class and/or provide a substitute instructor for any scheduled class without notice. You are not guaranteed a spot unless you sign in for class ahead of time. Some of our classes have plenty of room, but others tend to get full quickly.
Class Etiquette: Student agrees to comply with studio standards of class etiquette – refer to website for more details. Students are expected to arrive at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time for any class. Use of tobacco products is not permitted in the studio.
Photo Release: Dancer hereby grants permission to UDE for use of any photographs and/or videos in or out of classes that may be used in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional material and permission to copyright photography used.
Safety: We are dedicated to safe practices to prevent injury. Student agrees to not participate if alcohol or food has recently been consumed. Stop class if you are dizzy, overheated, or short of breath. Dance/gym bags are a safety hazard and are not permitted on the dance floor.
Children: Children cannot be left unattended outside of classroom or building and must have parental consent to participate in any studio activity. Specific classes for age groups and adults are offered – please refer to the website or Facebook page for class schedule for class times.
Lost and Found: UDE, High Hopes Sports and Afterschool, and the instructors are not responsible for Student’s lost, stolen or any damaged personal property. Any items found will be held for a period of not less than 30 days.
Choreography: All class formats and choreography are the property of UDE and are not to be duplicated.
- For your convenience, tables are provided outside of the class room.
- Loitering and Soliciting are prohibited in and around the UDE or High Hopes property.
- UDE reserves the right to refuse service for any reason.
- Observation of classes is not permitted inside of the studios. For your convenience, there are viewing windows provided into each studio in the lobby.
- No food, gum or open liquid containers are permitted in studios.
- Cell phones must be set on silent while attending a class.