Where to Find the Studio

154 Brentwood Dr.

Suite 3
Colchester, VT 05446
 Email @ udcnorth@gmail.com
Phone: 802 893-6000
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Studio Hours

Our dance studio is open during the following hours:

Monday 3:45-9

Tuesday 3:45-9

Wednesday 3:45-9

Thursday 3:45-9

Friday closed

Saturday 8:45-2

Sunday - closed





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Jessica Ashton is the 14th year owner/director of Up North Dance Studio.  Jess started dancing in Massachusetts at the age of 12 and continued her training when she moved here to Vermont. She has taken classes and competed in Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, African, Salsa, Irish but really discovered the love of dance when she was introduced to Hip Hop. She started teaching and choreographing at age 16 for such events as the Boston Celtics Pregame Show and Disney’s Magic Days, and always dreamed of having a studio of her own.  After meeting studio owner and long time friend, Sarah Cover, Jess discovered the Urban Dance Complex in Williston VT where she started teaching and taking classes. She was then inspired to take the big step and open a studio. Along with running the studio and teaching at North, Jess travels around the state to teach dance at schools, do workshops, and judge dance competitions. With each year getting bigger and better UP NORTH, she is excited for what is in store for this year! 

"UNDS is a family - we cry, laugh, dance, and grow together. It's what I've always dreamed of and its happening"


Brianna Hurley is 17 years old and lives in Milton VT. She has been dancing at UNDS for 11 years. She has taken all of the genres UNDS has had to offer over the years. She has assisted and subbed for 6 years and is excited to have her own class this year. She is known for her fashion sense but on the flip side she enjoys activities like hunting, fishing, and managing Milton's hockey team.  


Maekayla Brower is 19 years old and lives in Georgia VT. When she is not dancing she is running her own cleaning business "Neatly Maid". She is a big sister to 3 siblings and loevs spending time with kids. After taking some time off to live in Florida she is back and ready to teach at UNDS. Maekayla has been assisting, subbing, and teaching for many years and is a huge asset to our Saturday morning program. 

Rj is 39 years old and lives in Richford VT. He has been dancing since he was 6 years old. RJ has been with UNDS for six years and teaching tap for four of those. From teaching kids the beginning basics of tap to the advanced classes with the adults, he loves to have fun and see the dancers grow. In his spare time he loves to experiment with photography.