Thursday, July 3, 2014
Hello all!It’s that time of year again! UFP will be holding auditions for our 5th season for both company & our training team, UFPx. Auditions are open to all ages but if you are under 18 years old, all you need to do is bring a signed form of consent from a parent or guardian. If you don’t want to audition, just come out to take class! Yay dance!5 reasons you should join UFP:1. we tell really bad jokes but they’re hilarious… #bongjokes2. we take really ugly group pictures you can use for your cover photo on facebook/twitter3. we eat a lot4. we always have cool shirts5. Rommel EspinaJuly 12, 2013Registration starts at 1:30 PMAddress:Arts In Motion Academy147 Main StreetMatawan, NJ 07747Price: $5 for auditions or classAudition ProcessRegistration starts at 1:30 pm and class will start around 2:30. Please be prepared to stay all day since the audition process takes time. Bring a towel, extra clothes, and lots of water!Hope to see everyone there!!_________________________________________________________
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Hello all!

It’s that time of year again! UFP will be holding auditions for our 5th season for both company & our training team, UFPx. Auditions are open to all ages but if you are under 18 years old, all you need to do is bring a signed form of consent from a parent or guardian. If you don’t want to audition, just come out to take class! Yay dance!

5 reasons you should join UFP:

1. we tell really bad jokes but they’re hilarious… #bongjokes
2. we take really ugly group pictures you can use for your cover photo on facebook/twitter
3. we eat a lot
4. we always have cool shirts
5. Rommel Espina

July 12, 2013
Registration starts at 1:30 PM

Address:
Arts In Motion Academy
147 Main Street
Matawan, NJ 07747

Price: $5 for auditions or class

Audition Process

Registration starts at 1:30 pm and class will start around 2:30. Please be prepared to stay all day since the audition process takes time. Bring a towel, extra clothes, and lots of water!

Hope to see everyone there!!
_________________________________________________________


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Monday, April 28, 2014
Upenn here we come!

Upenn here we come!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
THIS SUNDAY!!8-18-13

25 Morristown Rd has been our home for dancing for the past 5 years, and we are glad to say that we are moving out into a new and bigger studio. We would love to celebrate with everyone and dance together as a community in the studio one last time.  Registration begins at 1pm. 1 Class - $8.00 2 Classes - $12.00… 3 Classes - $20.00 4 Classes - $25.00Bong Buno- 2pm - 315pmAnikaFanlo and Bo Belza - 330pm - 445pmJoseph Ancheta and Katrina Endozo - 5pm - 615pm The Powerpuff Boys  ( Norbert Reyes, Charles Espinoza, Jason Lai, Anthony King ) - 630pm - 745pm Open Freestyle Session 8pm Thank you for everyones support and of course a big thank you to Kim and Amy for their success.

THIS SUNDAY!!
8-18-13

25 Morristown Rd has been our home for dancing for the past 5 years, and we are glad to say that we are moving out into a new and bigger studio. We would love to celebrate with everyone and dance together as a community in the studio one last time.

Registration begins at 1pm.
1 Class - $8.00
2 Classes - $12.00
3 Classes - $20.00
4 Classes - $25.00

Bong Buno- 2pm - 315pm

AnikaFanlo and Bo Belza - 330pm - 445pm

Joseph Ancheta and Katrina Endozo - 5pm - 615pm

The Powerpuff Boys
( Norbert Reyes, Charles Espinoza, Jason Lai, Anthony King ) - 630pm - 745pm

Open Freestyle Session 8pm

Thank you for everyones support and of course a big thank you to Kim and Amy for their success.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

j0esarrrgh:

Lil Bow Wow - What’s My Name 

check out my new class video!


Joseph Ancheta’s New Class video. Featuring Co-Artistic Director Katrina Endozo and Rachel “Girl” Aludino.

Check out UFP’s own Joseph Ancheta and Project D’s John Baluyut’s choreography to Janet Jackson’s All For You.

Just a small part of our NJ Dance Community!

(Source: j0esarrrgh)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Anonymous said: What days/hours are UFP and UFPx practices now?

Please refer to our previous post where we answered this question already. 

projectdnj:

Yup. Bringing the ML tour back home, with UFP.

Collaborating with PD to bring you guys and amazing workshop.

projectdnj:

Yup. Bringing the ML tour back home, with UFP.

Collaborating with PD to bring you guys and amazing workshop.

Monday, July 1, 2013

luckyy-charms:

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ANIKA WHYY. I’M LIKE BAWLING MY EYES OUT.

This girl pretty much said it all. Like freakin a. I can’t even begin to type out how much I love these people, this group, this family.
UGH DAMNIT. I can’t deal with this…it’s late and I’m hormonal af right now (sorry, tmi). But I’ve danced with like half these people from the last season of Fr3sh Jrs, up until this past 3rd season with UFP…and I know I’ve said this countless times, but they are some of the most talented and passionate people I have ever met in my life.

I remember this one time, one of my co workers was talking about partying and asked what I was doing one Friday night…I simply said, “I have dance practice”. She responded with, “you have practice every single Friday night???”. And once I said yes she replied with, “what do you do with your life!?”. And you know…a response like that didn’t bother me. It’s astonishing to realize that I’ve spent almost every Friday and Sunday night with these people for the past two years…and every Wednesday night and Saturday the two years prior to that. To outsiders, it seems like a waste of time and people wonder how one can stand giving up their Fridays or Sundays or Wednesdays or Saturdays just for dance. But it didn’t feel like I was sacrificing anything at all. Being with this family all those days throughout the year (along with additional nights just to bond and eat and hang out) made me see how much a family we really are. We’ve gone through hell and back together, but despite that, I’ve had some of the greatest times of my life with all these people on this team. We’ve formed such a bond that no one from ‘the outside’ could ever understand. 

I hate writing these things cuz it’s as if I’m never gonna see these people again or as if I’m never gonna dance again (which I hope neither are the case). But when you see the same people so often for so many years and you realize that you won’t be spending every Friday and Sunday night with them for quite some time…and that you won’t be able to share the stage with the same exact people…and that you won’t be able to experience that burst of tears finding out what you all have worked your asses off for actually paid off…it just breaks my heart so bad.

Damnit. I just reread that last line and died a little. I don’t even know what else to say. 

Ugh I can’t take myself anymore. I’ll just end it at…I LOVE UFP. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE UFP.

Fuck ‘em on three.

P.S.
You bitches better still invite me to eat when you go to Denny’s/IHOP/Teppanyaki.

(Source: anikaskywalking)

anikaskywalking:

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This evening was a milestone in my history. I was never one to feel like I’ve ever belonged anywhere, at most even welcomed. It’s been always difficult for me to open up in a way I could connect with others on a level beyond “friends”. But these people cordially invited me into their family, a family I don’t think any of us thought could exist- not until this specific evening occurred. I cannot even begin to conjure up a list of adjectives describing the love, the chemistry, and the sweetness of hard work that flooded that Rutger’s stage. I don’t think I cried only because we won as an underdog team. I think I also cried as the result of the gladness in my heart- the warmth I felt knowing I am a member of UFP. The sweetest, most unexpected blessing that could have come my way. I really didn’t think my love for dance was all that serious, really. But sharing this stage with these people? I felt like I could dance forever….but only if I could do it with them.

Truth be told, I really hate getting too familiar with people. Building relationships is still a kind of foreign concept to me and in those days, I was always too swallowed up in my own world to ever share it with anyone else. But the funny thing is, as my world evolved, it started to look a lot like theirs. And at my tipping point for my love for dance, it was practically inevitable to not share it with these Ugly Fat People. I wasn’t best friends with everybody on the team— but I was able to relate to each individual in a way I don’t normally connect with others. I really didn’t think people existed like that in this world, I’m usually a tough nut to crack. But it wasn’t long before I found myself drowning my life with all of you. You guys not only filled me weekends with laughter, but also my weekdays with practice. UFP kept me occupied in the best way one could possibly be occupied- doing what I love with the people I love the most.

 I laugh re-reading that paragraph. Because looking back on it, I never had people to run to. But now, I don’t just have people to run to. I have a family. They’re my friends to hold. Friends to have inside jokes with. Friends to eat with. To love. To give a shit about. DAMMIT, just friends in general. And I know friends is a very vague noun, but if only you knew how unfamiliar that concept was to me. 

And thus my loyalty remains with UFP. You all literally changed my life. I am seriously not who I am today without a piece of everyone’s character contributing to the molding of my own. Everyone has fed my flame for dance. To the ruthless competition for spots to the competitions themselves, the drive in that studio has lead me to pursue personal growth as a dancer…in hopes to contribute my 110% for the team. I’ve finally found my place in this world and there was no way I ever wanted to simply just be a part of it. Anyone could be a part of anything. I wanted to be a piece of it. A piece that would always follow the legacy. Because that’s what families do. 

And I think that would be my message to the new members of UFP Season 4. Be a piece of the team. Be a body part to this entity. Do not simply hold the name of UFP under yours. It is honestly more than just dancing in that studio and performing on those stages. We practice an art. That art is equally pursued by the passions every dancer possesses. Genuinely love this art with them and you will find yourself leaving a piece of you in this team. We are all individuals that carry our own personal dreams.  But when we carry the weight of being a team member, we are able to mold into one. We find unity in our differences. And that makes us unbelievably similar.

So I bid my see you later’s to this splendid team. I will cry a river for any of you. Please, let’s be friends for life. It would be a shame to have met you all and have come this far to only get this far. I know I’m a goofy girl, but this is the real shit man. I love you all. 

ps. there is so much more in my heart I want to say. But I will save that for a later date when I’ve found the words for it. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Anonymous said: What days are UFPx rehearsals on?

Days of rehearsals will be changing for both company and x.

The tentative rehearsal schedule will be as follows

Company
Friday -730pm - 1030pm
Saturday 5pm - 8 pm

X
Thursday 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm