Urban Beats Crew at Scranton

By Lauren Earnshaw

Did you know that there is a hip-hop dance group on campus?

Urban Beats Crew is a dance group at Scranton who performs mostly hip-hop.

Besides hip-hop, there is an opportunity for dancers to perform other styles of dance.

“We have done step before and our End of the Year Showcase allows team members to perform any style of dance they want!” Urban Beats Crew (UBC) President Lauren Hughes said.

Besides their End of the Year Showcase, the group performs at an array of events on and off campus.

“We have performed at multiple events on and off campus including Family Weekend, Midnight Madness, flash mobs, Relay for Life, Take Back the Night, Festival of Nations and our End of the Year Showcase that we host each school year!” Hughes said.

UBC is a self-run group, so there is no coach. Team members create the choreography for performances.

The choreography needs to be practiced, so the group meets three times a week for their two-hour practices.

UBC is holding tryouts this week, so if it is too late for you to join the team, you can still stay involved by following the group on Instagram @urbanbeatscrew.

Upcoming performances will be announced on that page.

If you want to eventually get involved with UBC, you can attend one of their open workshops.

“We have an open workshop (Alumni Workshop and Pro Workshop) each semester where all students on campus are welcome to attend for free,” Hughes said.

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