STREETFUNK CLASS SURVEY
HOW MUCH ARE CLASSES?
Streetfunk classes are £8.50 per class payable termly in advance.
WHERE DO YOU HAVE CLASSES?
We currently have classes based at Marina Studios in Brighton, Hove Methodist Church in Hove and the Shoreham Centre in Shoreham. Trial sessions are available for all venues by pre-booking through the register section of our website. Please note we do not accept walk-ins!
HOW LONG IS A TERM?
We work alongside East Sussex school holidays, a standard term is 12 weeks although this can vary. The price of the class for a term will be £8.50 per session x how many weeks are in the term.
DO YOU DO TRIAL SESSIONS?
Streetfunk offers 1 trial session payable in advanced via phone/BACS (£8.50), after which the full term fees are payable if you/your child wishes to continue. Please call us on 01273 308 525 and book a place before you turn up.
IS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO JOIN?
No. Classes are arranged so that everyone is at a similar level and/or age and each session moves to a suitable pace.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We do offer a limited amount of payment plans for our customers, this will allow you to pay for the term in two halves. This has to be arranged and confirmed for each term, as they are not automatically ongoing. Please call us on 01273 308 525 to discuss a payment plan.
ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
If you have more than 1 child from a family join, then we offer a 10% sibling discount which will be deducted once enrolled.
CAN WE PAY PER CLASS?
When joining Streetfunk children must enrol for the term, Once enrolled you shall be invoiced for the remaining of the term that they have joined in, this can be paid in a one off payment via the invoice link or if negotiated with our admin team you can pay in two halves.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR?
Suitable clothing is advised, in order to move and stretch freely. Joggers, leggings, shorts with t-shirts or vests are all suitable. All children will be given 1 free Streetfunk t-shirt when joining, please ask the teacher to provide one. We also advise no school uniforms for the children’s protection.
WHAT IS SUITABLE FOOTWEAR?
To support your child’s ankles and to get the best experience from the class, we would highly recommend trainers. Please no boots, crocs or sandals.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN IN CLASS?
Each lesson starts with a warm up which includes stretches and body conditioning exercises.
Over the year, they will be taught the history and foundation steps of Lockin’, Poppin’, and Breakin’, House, Krump and Waackin’ as well as Streetdance routines. The various routines they learn will be put together and performed in the Summer Term and at our end of year show – Straight Up. They will also receive a personal syllabus at the start of every year with a complete list of what they will be learning throughout the year.
WHAT AGES DO STREETFUNK CATER FOR?
Streetfunk offers classes for everyone between the ages of 4-18 years.
DO YOU RUN CLASSES DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?
Currently Streetfunk runs alongside the East Sussex school schedule. We are closed during half term, bank holidays, summer. Although, we do run special events throughout the year which may be during closed periods. Please check our ‘News’ section for a full list of our upcoming events.
WHERE ARE YOUR STUDIOS? IS THERE PARKING?
Marina Studios, based in Brighton. (11 Mermaid Walk, BN2 5WA) They have a multi-story car park which is a 3 minute walk from the studios, this is free to use for up to 4 hours. Alternatively, the number 7 bus stops directly outside. The number 23/21/21a/14b/47/57 buses are also available.
Hove Methodist Church, based in Hove. (Portland Rd, Hove BN3 5DR) They have parking on the street directly outside, you can use the pay by phone app to pay for parking. Alternatively, you can get the 2,7,25,25x,46,49,95,95a bus.
The Shoreham Centre, based in Shoreham. (2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU) They have free parking in the surrounding roads, you can also get the number 2 and 60 bus.
WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU USE IN CLASS?
We use a range of music including hip hop, r&b, pop, alternative. For our younger classes we make sure the classes use non explicit music to keep the environment friendly and welcoming.
CAN I BOOK PARTIES WITH YOU? YOUR TEACHERS?
To book a Streetfunk party, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can request a specific teacher, although it depends on their availability.
WHAT IS LOCKIN’?
Lockin’ is a Funkstyle which was created by Don Campbell in the late 60s / early 70s. This dance art from takes its name from “The Lock” and it includes social dance party steps, quick locking and pointing movements along with hand slaps, splits and loads more. Click here to see more.
WHAT IS POPPIN’?
Poppin’ is a Funkstyle which was created by Boogaloo Sam in Fresno, California in the 70s. It is a style that involves flexing your muscles continuously to the beat to give a jerky/snapping effect. Click here to see more.
WHAT IS BREAKIN’ / BBOYIN’ / BGIRLIN’ / BREAKDANCE?
Breakin’ is a style of street dance that was created and developed as part of Hip Hop culture among Afro Americans and Latino youths in New York City in the late 70s. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy or b-girl.
CAN I SIT AND WATCH THE CLASS WHILST MY CHILD IS LEARNING?
We believe that students need to be able to focus without the distraction of family members in the teaching space. We only invite parents to come and watch the last class of each term.
DO YOU DO PRIVATE LESSONS?
Yes, however these can be very expensive. Price would include hire of teacher and venue.