“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.”
Our Director – JP Omari’s Biography
JP Omari is a multi-award winning Hip Hop dancer, teacher, coach, and choreographer. He worked hard and extensively to become THE leading Hip Hop dance figure in Brighton & Hove. He has performed, taught and judged competitions around the world and is widely respected in the UK dance scene.
JP became the UK’s first bboy
JP became the UK’s first bboy (breakdancer) to take part in a reality TV dance show. He took part in the BBC’s Strictly Dance Fever in 2006, reaching the semi-finals with his dance partner, Stacey Gaunt. Since then, he has worked with chart-topping artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Sean Paul, and Orbital.
He is a founding member of the Floor Crusaders bboy crew and the Urban Playground Team who combine Parkour with dance in site-specific street performances.
He is also a member of Urban Strides. UK’s street dance specialists and SickStep, a famous Los Angeles based hip hop dance crew.
He is the founder of Streetfunk – the South Coast’s biggest and most successful Hip Hop dance school based in Brighton. Established in 2006, the core values of hard work, discipline, respect and having fun lie at the heart of Streetfunk where hundreds of kids and adults of all ages are taught to street dance. In addition, JP is also a multi-accredited choreographer coaching talented children in a number of Streetfunk competition crews to win South Coast, South East, Southern, UK, European and World street dance championship titles.
JP is the co-owner of the Marina Studios.
A beautiful dance studio complex, based in the Brighton Marina. It was built from scratch with the help of the Streetfunk Family. Blood, sweat and tears have built this amazing complex which many youngsters call “home” and train hard to become world class.
The Marina Studios deliver dance and fitness classes and provide rehearsal space for dance practitioners in Brighton.
JP recently created FunkFit
A dance fitness class to funk, soul, Motown, groove and disco classics. The emphasis is on dancing (no choreography) and having fun where you will naturally get fit, sweat and work out. Omari aims on making FunkFit, the new global dance fitness phenomenon.
JP knows no boundary and is intent on spreading his love and passion to dance and music worldwide.
JP is sponsored by Dincwear.