First ten families in the door will receive our new exclusive T-shirt!
Funk Lab Dance Center is currently accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 season of dance! While we remain the area’s first and most authentic hip hop dance studio, we have also grown to include alternate styles such as contemporary, ballet and jazz. Our experienced, yet fresh, dance instructors are still performing and constantly training to bring the Dayton area the most updated styles and movement. Funk Lab instructors are highly educated to the history and true forms of hip hop. You won’t find a better hip hop program or training anywhere else.
Why join us?
-Dance classes promote creativity, socialization, self-esteem and are FUN!
-Dance classes aid to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. They promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
-Dance classes allow students to make new friends and memories while becoming stronger at what they love.
-Participating in a full season (9 month) of dance teaches commitment and responsibility and our annual recital helps to provide students with a sense of self-mastery.
Funk Lab is internationally known!
-Our competitive team was the WINNER of the World Dance Championships in Seacacus, NJ in 2016, and TOP 3 FINALISTS in 2019!
-We have hosted dance celebrities such as Comfort Fedoke, Phillip Chbeeb, Russell Ferguson, Jaja and Poppin Pete!
-Our faculty have trained under Twitch, Ian Eastwood (Justin Bieber), Luam (Kelly Rowland), Gil (Janet Jackson) and so many more!
-We have been featured in Dance Teacher Magazine, Huffington Post, Dayton Daily News, Kettering Neighbors, Living Dayton, Pecha Kucha, PBS and much more.
Funk Lab is involved with the community!
-We support downtown Dayton business. We have our holiday party and photo shoots downtown each season. We have hosted several workshops and events in the downtown area. We march in the Downtown Dayton Holiday Spectacular Parade.
-We have performed at the Dayton Dragons twice and two of our instructors have been their “bat boys”.
-We have been the intermission performers at the annual Youth and Teen Talent Show at the Fraze.
-We have collaborated with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and performed at several of their events.
-We have performed for: Harlem Globetrotters, Culture Works, DAI, ArtFest, Oakwood Farmers Market and more!
-We have provided services to: Mustard Seed Foundation, Ohio Youth Works, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Clinton County YMCA, Girl Scouts, DEA, and more.
-We have donated funds, provided sponsorships or supported fundraisers with: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dayton Autism Society, Centerville Softball, Oakwood, Chaminade-Julianne, and Kettering schools PTOs, PBS auction, Good Works Farm and many other private causes.
Funk Lab is inclusive!
– With our gender neutral environment and 11 male instructors, boys can feel comfortable taking dance lessons. It is not uncommon for us to have 200 male students at any given time. Dance is not just for girls!
-Adults like to dance too and it’s never too late to learn something new or return to a childhood passion. We have something for every adult! From our basic beginner classes to our adult competitors, we have students who are attending college and students who have grandchildren. Our adult classes are very popular and always sell out. Dance classes are not just for children.
-Do you have a child with a medical or behavioral impairment? We strive to make accommodations for every child. Kelly Dailey, the owner, is a pediatric Behavioral Health Registered Nurse as well as a mother to a special needs child. She is CPR certified and employs strict safety practices in the classrooms. We are trained and equipped to teach students on the Autism Spectrum as well students with ADHD and medical conditions such as Diabetes, hearing and visual impairment, and allergies.
-“Ballet bodies” are not required to begin dance classes. Dance is for every shape and size and we celebrate everyone who walks into our studio. The best way to achieve physical fitness is through exercise and we make it fun!! There is no desired shape and size for Hip Hop or Funk Lab. That’s why we love it so much!
-Families of all cultures, races, sexualities, religions, ages, genders, size and abilities are welcome at Funk Lab. Everyone can feel safe in our space!
There are many other reasons to love Funk Lab but we want you to discover it for yourself. Our classes sell out every year. Sign up now! You have a better selection the earlier you enroll. Registration is just $20 per family and can be done online at: www.funklabdayton.com.
Monthly tuition- $48 (most 45 minute classes)
Costume fee- $45-$55 (due in November)
Recital fee-$50 (due in February)