Friday, June 4, 2010

NPR interview with Washington Post Magazine Writer about her experience with Urban Artistry

Follow this link to the NPR website to listen to the interview from Sarah Kauffman regarding her experience writing an article about Urban Artistry's new program at The Dance Institute of Washington in 2010.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Classes at the Dance Institute of Washington 3400 14th Street, NW DC on the Green Line Metro Station Columbia Heights- street parking avaliable.

Hip Hop with LaTasha Barnes - 7pm - no longer offered
House Dance with Junious "House" Brickhouse - 8pm- no longer offered
Breakin with Russell "Ironman" & Gabe aka "Shamrock" - 7pm - no longer offered
Popping with Rashaad Pearson & Ryan "Future" Webb - 8pm - no longer offered

All classes are drop in and only cost $10 each. All ages and levels are welcome to join us, no experience necessary to attend. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

FREE OPEN PRACTICE sponsored in part by grant by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities every Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm except major holidays!

Issac iOkoba Photography

Class Acts Arts 2010/2011 Directory

Visit and book Urban Artistry to come to your school or community center for a show or workshop next school year!

American College Dance Festival Association 2010

A special thanks to for inviting us to join them as a guest at the ACDFA Conference here in DC last week. Founder/Executive Director Junious Brickhouse was accompanied by Scott Rink of DanceRink another MSAC award winner for Dance Solo in 2010, along with Dance/USA and Dance Metro DC Staff for a panel discussion on working in the professional dance community as a Director and as a Performer.

Later thank night Urban Artistry joined the young dancers at an after-showcase party at The infamous Watergate 660 Restaurant across from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to dance to the sounds of Urban Artistry's DJ Baronhawk Poitier.

Peter DiMuro, Toyin Sogunro, Ryan Webb, Emily Wessel, Phillip Chang and Junious Brickhouse all came out to perform solos and get down with the visting dancers from all over the country.

National Tap Dance Day- May 2010

Urban Artistry Guest Performance for National Tap Dance Day in honor of Bill "Bojangles" Birthday with our dear friends from Tappers With Attitude and Knock on Wood Dance Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland

See the full length performance on the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Center!

Washington Post Magazine Article: Urban Artistry in The Fitness Issue

Check us out in the Washington Post Magazine!

MSAC Award for Excellence in Dance Solo: Founder/ Executive Director Junious "House" Brickhouse

CONGRATULATIONS, to our Founder/Executive Director Junious "House" Brickhouse for winning the Maryland State Arts Council Award for Excellence in Dance Solo for 2010!

World Dance Colosseum in JAPAN

Rashaad Pearson and Ryan "Future" Webb have been invited to compete in the World Dance Colosseum in Japan June 11th thru 15th 2010. Check out their website for details!

MONTREAL CLASSES with Urban Artistry 2010!/group.php?gid=297853453230

New Dance Party @ MOVA Lounge in Logan Circle

Every Tuesday in June, DJ Baronhawk Poitier is layin the funky smackdown @ Mova Lounge!

1435 P Street NW
Washington, DC (near Dupont Metro Station)

Baaad Assssss!!!
7pm - 12am
No Cover
No Dresscode

Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, House, RnB, Jazz, 80s Boogie.. dont sleep!


Funk in Focus: Popping and other funk style influences - these classes are no longer offered

Instructors: Rashaad Pearson and Ryan "Future" Webb (Assassins Crew)

The Dance Institute of Washington 3400 14th Street, NW Washington DC.

Born and raised in New York City, Rashaad Pearson grew up watching many urban dance forms and listened to a variety of music. When he moved to the Washington D.C. Metro area in 2003, he took dance more seriously and met people who taught him foundation at The D.C./Baltimore Pop Shop. Rashaad’s styles of dance are Popping, House, Hip Hop, Locking, and Waacking. Rashaad has competed in and won various dance competitions around the country, such as Unity & Respect in Boston (2006), Step Ya Game Up in NYC (2007), and All the Way Live in the San Francisco Bay Area (2008). He was also a battle guest at 4 Da Next Level 2 in Busan, Korea (2008). Rashaad currently dances with The Assassins Crew and is the Artistic Director for Popping in Urban Artistry Dance Company.

Dance/USA Conference Showcase in Washington, DC om June 17th 2010

June 16-19, 2010
Washington, DC
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

REDEFINE your borders!

Dance/USA’s 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC is your opportunity to spend four days with arts leaders and colleagues in the field examining and eliminating the borders –- real or imagined -– that define us.

Join Urban Artistry and Coyaba Dance Theater for their collaboration perform ace alongside other great DC based companies such as The Washington Ballet, Daniel Phoenix Singh, CityDance Ensemble and more for the Dance/USA Showcase - Thursday, June 17th 2010 at The Lansburg Theater, 7th Street NW, DC near the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Station (Green Line).

Tickets can be purchased through Dance Metro DC at