Urban Dance City (UDC) is a leading urban dance company based in Mitcham SW London. Attendees mainly travel to us from surrounding local areas in South London such as Streatham, Colliers Wood, Tooting, Carshalton, Hackbridge, Wallington, Norbury, Croydon, Norwood, Thornton Heath, Merton, Morden, Sutton and Wimbledon.
We specialise in urban dance classes for Adults and Children to include Commerical Street, Afrobeats, Hip Hop, House, Dancehall, Acro and Contemporary. Taught by energetic teachers who engage, care and empower students boosting students motivation and self esteem. Students are invited to perform in shows, events and can take exams (optional).
Formerly called DanceMode (Mitcham) established in 2004, Urban Dance City (UDC) launched in 2018 bringing you these popular urban dance styles with cultural influence that shapes the now and future of how these styles were and continue to be developed. When students learn to dance it builds confidence and helps them acquire life skills from attending our dance classes.
UDC founder members are first aid trained, DBS checked and insured.
Dawn Mendonca – Director
Dance Teacher Trainer FFIDTA , L4Dip
Adjudicator, Talent Agent
UDC is founded by former London & Home Counties young peoples freestyle dance champion, radio & music roadshow past performer Dawn Mendonca.
As a BRIT Performing Arts & Technology FE graduate, Dawn then evolved to also launch her agency working with creatives as management and consultant.
Dawn is an adjudicator and a fully qualified IDTA professional dance teacher at Fellowship level with L4Diploma in Dance Teaching. Dawn co-hosts and lectures on Dance Teacher Training (DTT) courses affiliated with the International Dance Teachers Association.
Dawn exclusively gives back and supports selected existing and alumni students by giving apprenticeships for dance teacher training and dance school guidance. All teachers at UDC were once students and together as a family they are dedicated in helping all students reach their goals whether for their professional career or for fun.
Dawn can also recommend agencies to young performers for westend, TV/Film & commercials, dance, music video or modelling Jobs. Auditions are carried out for UDC members on selected dates throughout the year.
MEET THE TEAM
Teacher / Choreographer
Delrose, talented urban style choreographer first began dancing at a young age. On finding her soul connection to dance she furthered her dance education by attending Kingston College achieving a performing arts dance qualification. Delrose also now an accredited nurse enjoys sharing her passion for urban dance with students at UDC and often invites students to perform at invited events
Teacher / Choreographer
Talented dancer Shanice started dancing as a child and participated in shows, competitions and dancing in crews. Shanice has great enthusiasm for teaching dance and we are very proud that she has been a teacher with us for the past decade. Her teaching methods results in students loving class and having alot of fun. Shanice is also a school teacher asst and a whiz at roller skating
Passionate hip hop and afrobeats dancer Aaliyah shares cultural influences to the students to bring out expression in performance. Aaliyah has been dancing since the age of 4, as an active child she loved all sports, PE and Gymnastics. Her enthusiasm for sports led her to currently be studying Sports Science and now at University studying Sports Therapy. Aaliyah is proud to be a UDC member.
Technically talented Saathana started dance at a young age participating in cultural dances and grew to develop a passion for hip hop. Saathana is also a high level gymnasts who regularly competes and has won many competitions and awards. Mixing her dance and gymnastics skills has her become a well respected member at UDC. She also enjoys netball and is at 6th form currently studying PE, Sociology & Eng Lit.
Sophia Ysobelle Roda
Sophia is a courageous dancer encouraging confidence to other students. Currently studying for A levels in Maths, Psychology, Economics & English Lang, she is very sporty having participated in athletics, gymnastics, tennis & basketball events. Sophia has an artistic flair where she enjoys drawing and singing. Sophia was also a successful ball girl for The Queens Club and can fluently speak Filipino.
Upbeat urban dancer Edna is an inspiration to young dancers bringing passion, dedication and enthusiasm to Urban Dance City students. Edna has vast experience as a cheerleader and has participated in many athletic sporting events. Currently a student studying for A levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, Edna was also a successful ball girl for The Queen’s Club and can fluently speak Twi.
At Urban Dance City our intention is to always maintain a safe and positive community for all the students, teachers and helpers.
We value the importance of respect for each other that contributes into building trusted relationships nurturing student and team rapport.
For positive feedback or if you have a concern about a member of staff, volunteers, students actions or behaviour, please complete the form below to report to Urban Dance City managed by DM Business.
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