“We are committed to creating a positive lifestyle where Hip Hop dance is taught in a fun environment where discipline, hard work and respect are paramount. We stand against lethargy and cultivate passion and funk in every person.”
Streetfunk is a Brighton & Hove based Hip Hop dance company / school providing classes teaching hip hop and funk styles to people of all ages, ranging from 4 yrs to adults, across Sussex. It was founded by award winning JP Omari, who is widely known in the UK Hip Hop dance scene for his dedicated work in the community dance sector over the last 10 years.
Although Hip Hop dance is at the forefront of Streetfunk’s activities, what is most important to JP are the qualities that make one not only a good dancer, but also a decent, respectable and confident person through hard work, discipline and respect. In class, children learn the importance of these qualities alongside the ability to express themselves freely through dance.
Past Streetfunk students have attended dance colleges in London and have or are now performing in West End shows and popular TV shows.
Excellence is also at the heart of Streetfunk. The most talented, gifted and committed dancers have the chance to audition for competition crews to further their dance training – Stereoshok (Under 14 yrs) and BN1 (Under 18 yrs).
BN1 are currently UK Streetdance Champions and S.D.I. and U.D.O. South Coast Champions. Stereoshok are S.D.I. and U.D.O. South Coast Champions and have recently been crowned winners at the U.D.O. World Streetdance Championships in Glasgow.
Our Director – JP Omari’s Biography
JP Omari is a unique Hip Hop dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. Born and raised in Rome, JP has created his own unique energetic style, drawing from a rich and eclectic range of musical influences. He is now the founder and director of Streetfunk, a Brighton based dance school / company he set up to teach hip hop dances and funk styles to people of all ages.
His belief in dancing with funk, “flava” and having fun; in achievement through hard work, discipline and respect; and in the art form of Hip Hop, has helped Streetfunk to become one of the biggest Hip Hop schools in the South East. Recently, he was given an award for his work in the community over the last ten years.
JP performs, teaches, hosts events and judges throughout the UK and internationally, working with: The Floor Crusaders – an award winning UK breakdance crew; SickStep – the famous American hip hop crew; The Urban Playground Team – who combine Parkour with dance in site-specific street performance working with two of the artform’s creators and; Urban Strides – the UK’s premier Streetdance specialists. He has performed for chart topping artists Dizzee Rascal and Sean Paul.
The winner of Vauxhall Tribes Regional Hip Hop Competition 2006 & their National Competition in 2007; choreographer of a short dance film for Channel 4; JP is also known as a competitor from BBC1’s 2006 series Strictly Dance Fever.
In 2012, JP lent his moves, through motion capture, to Pudsey the Bear for the BBC’s Children In Need animation “Pudsey vs Pudsey”.
In 2012, his under 18 yrs competition crew, BN1 won the UK Streetdance Championships and this year, his under 14 yrs competition crew, Stereoshok, were crowned winners at the World Streetdance Championships in Glasgow.