Sunday, June 12

3:00 pm

The Blues Heritage Social

Location:
Urban Artistry Dance Academy
932 Philadelphia Ave., 3rd Flr,
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Description: As urban dance culturalists, Urban Artistry (UA) recognizes that the blues are our foundation. We gather to support our elders and those that came before us. We’ll be communing, dancing, making music (bring your instruments!), and jammin’ out in the true spirit of the blues! 3pm – until….

Price: $5 Donation encouraged.

Ages: All ages.

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Monday, June 13

6:00 pm

Parallels & Paradoxes: Community Town Hall

Location:
Urban Artistry Dance Academy
932 Philadelphia Ave., 3rd Flr,
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Description: Presented from a global and holistic perspective, Parallels & Paradoxes will involve a discussion about the representation, aesthetics and diverse celebrations within urban dance culture. Join Urban Artistry’s Executive Director Junious L. Brickhouse and our panel of local and internationally celebrated dance professionals from various Hip Hop dance communities: industry, choreography, battle, club, theater, academic as they explore commonalities and differences in their unique perspectives on the question: What is Hip-Hop dance?

Price: $5 Donation encouraged.

Ages: All ages.

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Tuesday, June 14

8:00 pm

Urban Artistry presents: The Preservatory Project

Location:
Urban Artistry Dance Academy
932 Philadelphia Ave., 3rd Flr,
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Description: Presenting an archive of the voices of the Urban Dance Community in Maryland and the Greater Washington, DC Area. Join us for an evening of reflection and discovery into the rich history of our local arts community and those who have helped to shape it.

Price: $5 Donation encouraged.

Ages: All ages.

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Wednesday, June 15

10:00 pm

Igá Iwín

Location: FLASH Nightclub & Bar, 645 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Description: Igá Iwín with DJ Mate Masie, Baronhawk Poitier & more. A celebration of ancestral, spiritual and community elevation through purposeful acknowledgement, music and dance. The DJs will be playing afro house, orisha music and deep house.  Please wear all white.

Price: $5

Ages: 21+

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Thursday, June 16

10:00 pm

The Nexus: A DJ Showcase

Location:
The BBQ Joint, 2005 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Description: The Nexus is a DJ Showcase hosted by Urban Artistry. These local DJs/Turntablists represent many genres of party music to include Hip Hop, House, Funk, Rare tracks and sounds that represent Urban Dance Culture. These DJ’s will play a consecutive set of music through the night, keeping each other, the audience and dancers connected through music. This is not a battle…this is not a competition…this is community coming together celebrating music and dance.

Price: $5

Ages: 21+

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Friday, June 17

10:00 pm

Cyphering at ESL with DJ Jose Marquez

Location: Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL), 1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Description: For guests who feel the need to stretch their limbs and get in the Soul Society groove, we will be getting loose out at Eighteenth Street Lounge to the sounds of Jose Marquez.

Price: TBD

Ages: 18+

Saturday, June 18

2:00 pm

The Main Event

Location:
U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 588-1889

Description: Innovative and world renowned dance battles in the styles of House dance and Popping featuring: national and international champions of ‘The ABYSS: A House Dance Experience’ Qualifiers who will travel to DC to participate in the final hour-long cypher battle competition featuring live vocalists and West African Drum Ensemble.

And the innovative ‘Book of Styles Popping Battle’ and its ‘Wheel of Funk’ music selector challenging the knowledge and creativity of its competitors in the art of Popping. Featuring the sounds of Baronhawk Poitier and esteemed judging panel: Monsta Pop – Symbiotic Monsters & Assassins DC – Montreal Canada; Lady Beast – Boston, Mass; and Disco Dave – Boogie Brats NYC.

There will be live painting, art, music and urban apparel vendors and more!!

Events include:

Price: $15.00 presale, $20.00 day of.

Ages: All ages

Sunday, June 19

2:00 pm

Juneteenth Celebration with Urban Artistry

Location:
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Steps
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

Description: A celebration of the art, music, movement and communities that have evolved as a direct and indirect result of the emancipation of enslaved people. Our celebration will include a reading of the proclamation and expressions of honor and gratitude. Live and DJ’d music, poetry, dancing and more!

Price: Free

Ages: All ages
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10:00 pm

Underground Soul Solution with DJ Sam “The Man” Burns

Location:
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL), 1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Description: Dancers and music lovers have followed Sam “The Man” Burns, a native of DC, for years. From club “State of the Union,” to “Red,” to his current residency at “Eighteenth Street Lounge,” Sam “The Man” Burns has earned his rep as one of D.C.’s most skilled house music DJs. He leads us on a journey through house, disco and R&B. Bring an extra shirt.

** Large bags, Backpacks, or men’s shorts are not permitted in the venue. Please store them prior to entering the venue**

Price: Free

Ages: 21+