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Richmond Urban Dance Concert!

“Richmond’s Best Dance Company” to Hold 2nd Annual ‘I AM HIP HOP’ Dance Concert — New venue announced after Richmond Urban Dance sells-out initial venue


CHPN: How excited are you Mandy? (Mandy Helmlinger, Founder of Richmond Urban Dance)

Excited is an understatement! Providing an opportunity for so many talented dancers to perform is an amazing feeling. But it’s definitely not without the help from our awesome community. We serve many low-income families and at least 30 of our dancers have been sponsored this year by individuals and local businesses. That’s a third of our performers. I wish you could have seen their faces when I gave them their uniform for the concert. It was priceless!


Richmond Urban Dance (RUD), two-time winner of Style Weekly’s “Richmond’s Best Dance Company,” will hold their second-annual I AM HIP HOP dance concert on June 1, 2018 at 7pm.

After selling out their initial concert venue, RUD has announced Maggie Walker Governors School as the new I AM HIP HOP dance concert venue. Tickets are still available on a first, come, first-served basis. This 90 minute dance concert will feature all of your favorite, new hip-hop music, as well as class, old-school jams, that will have you dancing in your seat. This year’s theme, “Club RVA” features your favorite RUD dancers plus special collaborations with TURN Cardio Jam Studio, The Brand, RVA Tap Troupe, iDanze Fitness and VCU’s Blank Canvas.

Special guest host and community advocate Todd Waldo will emcee the event.

As part of RUD’s focus on giving back to the community, every year a dedication organization is selected to bring awareness to their cause. This year’s dedication organization is Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, Speak Up.

When: June 1st, 2018 at 7pm. Pre-show festivities begin at 6pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Where: Maggie Walker Governors School. 1000 N Lombardy Street Richmond, VA 23220.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children under 3 are free if sitting in a lap. Family friendly. Wheelchair accessible. Hearing impaired accessible.


Richmond Urban Dance was founded in 2015 and has grown rapidly in the Richmond community. Two-time winner of Style Weekly’s “Richmond’s Best Dance Company,” RUD focuses exclusively on street-style dance and is inclusive to all ages and skill sets.

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