Matt Walker and Jean Paul Pillay founded The Urban Dance School (U.D.S) in August 2004. Our main aims are to teach and promote all types of Urban Dance including Street Dance, Break Dance, Poppin’, Lockin’ and House, as well as exploring other dance styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Waacking, Physical theatre and Animal Mime. We operate all over England and have over 20 weekly classes running across Spelthorne, Surrey and Richmond throughout the week delivered by our team. All U.D.S teachers are fully qualified, insured, and DBS checked and have the correct teaching licensing.
We are all current industry professionals with credits that include performing on television shows such as X-Factor and Britannia High, as well as working with artists such as JLS, Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole, Gary Go, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey and with tour and show credits including Into The hoods, Hair, Thriller Live, Riverdance, Hairspray, Mary Poppins and London 2012 Olympic Ceremony, so you can be assured that our students get the best, safest and most enjoyable dance experience.
All U.D.S. students get many opportunities to perform throughout the year at our own self produced shows and at other events, festivals and battles all over the country. Being able to perform at a wide range of events is an opportunity open to all our students regardless of age and ability as we believe in giving everyone an equal opportunity to perform if they want to. For those who wish to embark on a possible career in dance we regularly notify the students of performance opportunities and auditions as well as advising them on their range of options. Many of our students have gained acceptance into professional performing arts colleges such as London Studio Centre, Urdang Academy and Italia Conti and have gone on to pursue successful careers in the performing arts industry.
The Urban Dance School and its staff are committed to helping their students develop and broaden their range of dance by sharing their skills, working and learning alongside people with complementary skills and supported by the professional artists at its core.
Matt Walker & Jean-Paul Pillay (Directors and Co-Founders U.D.S)
Call for details 07852 322 758