About Urban Reach
Urban Reach is a family run convention that began in Burlington, Vermont, seven years ago. Director Sarah Cover had just returned from a summer of taking classes in LA and wanted to offer that experience to her hometown studio.
In the past, the only way for her students to take classes with the top choreographers was to travel to major cities and have their families incur a considerable expense only to find themselves in packed classes, where it was difficult to see and even more difficult to be seen, a priceless commodity for a potential working dancer.
That's when Sarah took the chance and put together a small convention with the same instructors that teach for all the largest convention circuits. The outcome was very exciting, over 100 dancers showed up from throughout Vermont! Urban Reach Productions has been offering Urban Reach hip hop dance conventions ever since.
Now, after numerous inquires, we have decided to offer the same experience to other towns, where larger conventions simply won't go.
We guarantee that our class levels will stay within a manageable size. Our hope is that your dancer will return to their studio both inspired and excited to keep training.
In every city we will award a scholarship to either Broadway Dance Center in NYC or Millenium Dance Complex in LA.
What we do
Director Sarah Cover is a native Vermonter, who began dancing at age 4 starting with ballet and contemporary jazz. She first found hip hop as a young teen when her parents moved her to Northern California. She began teaching at the age of 15 and has taught in California, New York, and throughout the state of Vermont. As a professional dancer and choreographer, she has worked in Japan, California, New York, and Vermont with artists DMX, Swizz Beats, Memphis Bleak, and members of the WuTang Clan. After moving back to Vermont and teaching in 2001 Sarah took a sabbatical for the summer of ’05 to return to L.A. and work with the top hip hop choreographers in the country. Once she had returned that fall she exploded on the Vermont scene producing the sold out show “Blessed: The Life Of A Hip Hop Dancer,” “Urban Runaway” fashion show, and “Urban Reach Convention” an annual hip hop dance convention that’s faculty continues to be some of the hottest hip hop dancers and choreographers on the Earth! Sarah returns annually to Los Angeles to continue her education in the ever changing hip hop dance scene, returning every fall with a new show, and every winter working with Urban Reach in creating a level of hip hop dancers in Vermont, to rival any Urban Dance facility.