“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 the South Coast’s biggest and most successful streetdance school based in Brighton. Established and run by Brighton’s leading dance figure – JP Omari and Annelies Omari, Streetfunk teaches Hip Hop dance and Funk styles to over 650 students weekly with the core values of hard work, discipline, respect and having fun. It has won numerous local and regional awards in sports and physical activities as well as its contribution to the youth in the community and their achievements on a world scale.
The most talented and gifted students audition to be in one of Streetfunk’s successful crews. The crews compete extensively regionally, nationally and internationally and have won nearly all the streetdance championship titles available – South Coast, South East, Southern, UK, European and World.
Streetfunk is about pushing and challenging yourself to be the best you can be. Regardless of age, we all have incredible potential. Through Hip Hop dance, Streetfunk aims to unleash the potential in everyone to become the best dancer and person they can be!
Our Director – JP Omari’s Biography
JP Omari is a multi-award winning Hip Hop dancer, teacher, coach and choreographer who has 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 (breakdancer) to take part in a reality TV dance show when 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 streetdance 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 streetdance. 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 streetdance championship titles.
JP is the co-owner of the Marina Studios. A beautiful dance studio complex based in the Brighton Marina, which was built from scratch with the help of the Streetfunk Family (students and parents). 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. JP 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.