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Uforia x Rae Studios Community Event

Updated: May 19, 2021

DATE: Saturday, May 15th, 2021 | 12pm-4pm

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the special Uforia x Rae Studios Community event! So much love for our friends at Uforia and our friends from Reign who provided the electrifying delicious energy drinks that fueled us for the full marathon of movement! A special shoutout to all our instructors: Casey for Grit, Jessica for Cardio Kickboxing, Ariel for Cardio Dance, Lydia for Jazz Funk, and JJ for Heels! Check out some photos and videos of all the fun below and stay tuned for our next community partnered event!

Cardio Kickboxing w/ Jessica:

Cardio Dance w/ Ariel:

More photos can be found in our Dropbox, here!

If you have any photos or videos you took, we'd love for you to share them with us at THIS LINK!


About the event:

Uforia and Rae Studios has partnered up to offer you a specially curated schedule of classes for a one-day event!

In this event, you will have access to 5 back to back classes featuring a roster of instructors from Uforia and Rae Studios. Hosted at Uforia Nob Hill, get ready to dance, sweat, and build community with your local boutique SF dance studios. To ensure safety procedures, space will be limited. We highly encourage you to RSVP soon to ensure your seat.

Your General Admission ticket gives you access to all the classes, stay for 1 or for all, or purchase our single class ticket for one class! No ins/outs. Face masks, temperature checks, social distancing, and registration are required for this event.

Location: Uforia Nob Hill 1561 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Class Schedule:

  • 11:45AM DOORS OPEN

  • 12:00PM 30 Minute Grit with Uforia Rockstar Casey Markowitz

  • 12:30PM 30 Minute Cardio Kickboxing with Rae Studios Instructor Jessica Rae

  • 1:00PM Cardio Dance with Uforia/Rae Studio Instructor Ariel Krizack

  • 2:00PM Jazz Funk with Rae Studios/Uforia Instructor Lydia Chon

  • 3:00PM Heels with JJ Ghera Uforia/Rae Studios Instructor

  • 4:00PM WRAP

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About Uforia Studios

At its heart uforia studios is a fitness community. uforia Founder Sarah Lux moved to the Bay Area from Canada in September 2006. The first thing Sarah found missing from her new home was a place that offered genuinely fun, non-intimidating fitness classes in a community that fostered relationships between classmates and their teachers. Sarah began to dream up fitness classes that recreated the vibe, energy, and euphoric feeling you get when you’re on a team. Our mission? One crew on a mission to sweat, connect, and feel the beat!

About Rae Studios

Founded in 2012, Rae Studios is a dance & fitness center, overlooking San Francisco's Union Square. The studio is located on the 7th floor of the Native Sons of Golden West building, a historic preservation and organization founded in 1875. With wall-to-wall mirrors, high ceilings, stretch bars, state-of-the-art sound system and our electrifying in house dance & fitness instructors, Rae Studios is the perfect solution for group and one-on-one training exercise.

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Meet the team of amazing instructors:


Casey Markowitz

Casey has always been a performer (she's been dancing since she could walk!), and her previous battles with cancer drove her to make fitness a priority. Now, she's the VP of Operations at uforia studios and leads several group fitness classes every single week. You can expect fire playlists, music, and beats that give your body the energy it needs to push yourself to new boundaries. She hopes to leave you feeling stronger and more confident!

Ass & Abs GRIT Express

A perfect blend of strength and cardio. You will experience high-intensity intervals paired with badass beats to deliver a complete, full-body experience that will leave you lighter, sweatier, stronger, and happier.

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Jessica Rae

Jessica Rae is the owner and director of Rae Model & Talent Agency LLC and Rae Studios, a local dance and fitness studio located in San Francisco's Union Square. Jessica's teaching dance background and certifications include Cardio Dance, Cize Live, Pound Pro, Kickboxing, and Barre along with various styles of dance choreography.

Cardio Kickboxing Express

Cardio kickboxing is an all-levels group fitness class that combines cardiovascular drills with martial arts techniques. Class is broken down into three rounds, basic fundamentals, strength, and conditioning with combo retention followed by a cardio burn out with a full kickboxing combo to take home and practice. This class is designed to help you build stamina, improve coordination, and most importantly, practice FORM.

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Ariel Jean

Ariel has been dancing for 20+ years and has taught dance and movement in a wide variety of settings, from preschools to women's centers, public schools to dance studios. She holds a B.A. in Performing Arts and Social Justice with a Dance concentration and a Master's degree in Education.

Creating choreography is Ariel's artistic outlet and she loves nothing more than to share her passion for dance with others. In Ariel's class you will be challenged to find the musicality within movement while getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweet sweat.

Cardio Dance

If you have dreams of starring in your own music video, this is the class for you! This class pairs progressive choreography with amazing Hip Hop music designed to have you dancing and sweating up a storm and dropping low. No need to have dance experience, this class is open to all levels.

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Lydia Chon

Lydia is a 24 year old New Orleans native who has lived in the Bay Area for over two years. She has danced for over 11 years and is trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop where she danced competitively on a dance team. She was also part of the All-Star Dance Team where she performed in international countries. With her love for K-Pop, she currently teaches Beginner/Intermediate K-Pop classes where she can teach you your favorite K-Pop choreo. Currently, she is represented by Rae Dance Agency.

Jazz Funk

This all-level welcomed JazzFunk class is the perfect way to feel strong and fierce. With a combination of sass and street, across the floor combos, new choreography sets while increasing overall performance energy.

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JJ "The Killah" Ghera

Born and raised and in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA this also home to where J.J. started his dance career. Working in local productions such as Grease, and Chicago. Straight out of high school he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he trained at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio & Millennium Dance Complex training in styles such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Whacking, Voguing, and House. Training with industry professionals led to opportunities to work with people such as Howie Mandel, NappyTabs, and Jaquel Knight,

Matt Cady and many more; all while attending college at Cal State Northridge, where he earned his degree in Kinesiology and Dance. After 6 years in L.A. J.J. moved across the pond to London, UK and signed to Box Artist Management (B.A.M.) Agency where he worked with artist such as Little Mix, and Rebecca Ferguson and danced on Britain's Got Talent. He was also co-director of Studio 68's Training Academy, teaching and molding dancers who were looking to get into the professional dance industry!


Unleash the inner sassy queen that has been hiding in this upbeat high energy heels class! This class is all about building confidence and feeling EMPOWERED. Students will learn sexy and fierce heels combos, broken down piece by piece, while learning the art of performance and tapping into your unique style and flavor.

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Workshop Details:

Spotlight Artist: Casey Markowitz | Jessica Rae | Ariel Krizack | Lydia Chon | JJ Ghera

Date / Time: Saturday, May 15th, 2021

  • 12:00PM-12:30PM 30 Minute Ass & Abs Grit with Uforia Rockstar Casey Markowitz

  • 12:30PM-1:00PM 30 Minute Cardio Kickboxing with Rae Studios Instructor Jessica Rae

  • 1:00PM-1:55PM Cardio Dance with Ariel Kiezack

  • 2:00PM-2:55PM Jazz Funk with Lydia Chon

  • 3:00PM-4:00PM Heels with JJ Ghera

(Schedule subject to change)

Ticket Options: $65 All Day Pass, $25 Single Class Ticket

(Join for one class or all the classes. No ins/outs. No transfers)

Facemasks, temperature checks, social distancing, and registration is required for this event.

Ticket Reservations:  Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite 

Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

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