Dance Meets Fitness Like Never Before


It’s no secret that we love all things dance! Not only is it a breathtaking art form ranging in styles and expressions, but also a great way for everyone to increase or maintain fitness. Whether you’re rocking out at a dance fitness class or sweating it out at the barre, dance will give you a workout!


At World of Dance we want everyone to be able to tap into this passion and love of dance and fitness, which is why we’ve teamed up with the urban dance fitness program U-Jam Fitness to launch World of Dance U-Jam! Join our energetic, athletic community-based fitness program that combines urban dance with high-energy music to get the heart pumping, body moving, and sweat flowing — all while having fun!



“This exciting joint venture has brought together World of Dance’s critically acclaimed dance community and U-Jam Fitness’ renowned urban dance fitness program to create a new fitness movement never seen before,” said Matthew Everitt, World of Dance CEO. “It’s an exhilarating fitness experience that makes you forget you’re working out and ensures students walk out of every class dripping in sweat and with glowing smiles.”


World of Dance U-Jam is led by the same executives who built World of Dance into a global phenomenon and hit TV show, along with U-Jam Fitness founders Susy C. Marks and her husband Matt “DJ Makaio” Marks. Leading trainers and educators will also assist to recruit top instructors from all over the world and offer a new level of world-class support to assure instructor success inside and outside of the class.


“World of Dance U-Jam is an authentic and innovative dance fitness regimen taught by both dancers and non-dancers in a fitness environment where the students are the stars,” said Susy C. Marks, co-founder of U-Jam Fitness. “I am very excited to help create a fitness program that is proven to create a positive environment of community and inclusivity.”


World of Dance U-Jam will debut at the 2019 IDEA World Convention in Anaheim, CA from June 26th- 30th. The convention will kick off with a special performance by World of Dance celebrity dancers at the IDEA opening party, followed by an exhibition and mashup classes during the convention. World of Dance U-Jam will also hit the ground running with an audition tour throughout N. America searching for the next up and coming dancers, choreographers and dance fitness instructors to be a part of the growing movement. Auditions will be held during the World of Dance Regional Qualifying Competitions and the World of Dance Season 3 Television Tour at select gym partner locations.


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