Verve Dance Studio has been around since 2005. The studio instructs young people about the art of Bboying/Bgirling, Hip Hop, Graffiti Art, and there are even adult Hip Hop sessions thrown into the mix. Over the last 15 or so years, Verve has taught countless students the art of urban dance, and has hosted some pretty exciting battles around town. They have also brought all of these artistic street elements into the public spotlight by teaming up with New Era for the annual Under the Lights: Battle @ Buffalo.
Verve opened in 2005 and is the Buffalo Niagara region’s only school dedicated to the art of Bboying and Hip Hop Culture.
It was back in 2017 that Verve lost its longtime home on Main Street in Allentown. They managed to find a space at the Great Arrow Building for a couple of years after that. Now, it looks as if the dance troupe has found more of an anchor home at 100 Gelston Street, which is just off burgeoning Niagara Street (Niagara & Auburn). The studio is now located in the same building as KC’s Fitness, adding a new fitness energy to the space.
“We’re proud to offer a place where students as young as five years old and even into their 60s & 70s can express themselves and exchange ideas with each other, all while learning the history and foundation of art forms within Hip Hop culture.” – Verve
Moving forward, Verve is ready to show off their new home, via a Fall Session Open House:
Fall Session Open House
Anyone who’d like to be among the first to check out Verve Dance Studio’s new digs at 100 Gelston St., Buffalo, can stop by the Fall Session Open House this Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6-8pm! The open house is also an opportunity to meet Verve’s teachers, get more information on the Fall schedule, and register for classes.
Fall 2019 Session
Verve’s Fall Session starts Monday, September 9th with offerings in youth Bboying/Bgirling, Hip Hop, and Graffiti Art and adult Hip Hop. Registration is open now! Find the full schedule and more details at www.vervedancestudio.com/class-info.
September Battle @ Buffalo
Join us in making Buffalo Hip Hop history at Verve’s inaugural Battle @ Buffalo in the new location Saturday, September 28 at 7pm. For those not familiar, Battle @ Buffalo is Verve’s signature urban dance competition that has become a staple in the dance community since starting in 2006. Dancers and spectators alike are welcome at the family-friendly event. Event details will be posted soon at facebook.com/vervedancestudio.
Verve Dance Studio
100 Gelston St, 2nd Flr, Buffalo, NY 14213 – The entrance is on Gelston St via the staircase on the side of the building, and free parking is available in the lot across the street from the building or on Gelston St.