#BOYSDANCETOO – Why we choose to provide co-educational dance classes.

A wonderful thing is happening in suburban dance schools around Melbourne, and the world…more and more boys are taking dance classes! This is fantastic for the ever-growing dance industry but more so for the young males who will receive all the benefits that learning to dance has to offer. If you’re not sure of the benefits of dance here is a super quick summary:

  • Fitness and agility
  • Strength
  • Healthy muscles and bones
  • Confidence
  • Self-expression
  • Mental Strength
  • And more! The list is never-ending.

Slowly but surely the “girls do ballet and boys do football” stigma is being squashed and many parents are embracing dance as an engaging and beneficial way for their sons to release their never-ending energy, express themselves and have fun.

Once he has voiced an interest in dance and music, mum and dad usually set out on a hunt for a “Boys Only Hip Hop Class” and “Dance Classes for Boys”…. but why? In 2019 when the fight for equality is high and there is a strong push for embracing every individual and all of their quirks, and all stereotypes and stigmas are being thrown out the window, why do boys need a dance class all to themselves? At Main St Funk we say, they don’t. We pride ourselves on providing co-educational dance classes to boys and girls of all ages and experience levels, not just because we aim to be fair and equal but because there are clear benefits to both genders in a co-educational dance class environment.

So what are they?

  1. It builds trust, respect, and boundaries and prepares them for the future.
    Upon leaving the dance studio, your child will re-enter a world that is 50 percent female and 50 percent male. They will interact with the opposite gender for the most part of every day of their lives; school, work, friends, family, playgrounds, the shops…what benefit is there in separating them at dance class? Learning together in an intimate environment such as a dance studio allows both parties to gain a better understanding of each other. They will know how to speak appropriately to each other, they will learn to understand each individual’s boundaries and it will teach them to be more empathetic to the opposite gender. Learning together builds trust between the two genders and diffuses the idea that we should be wary of people who are different to us; no more “cooties” or “boy germs”. Dance class can often be a “hands on” environment, boys will learn how to treat and respect women, which is such an important quality today and one that all boys should be learning. 

  2. A career in dance means a career with girls.
    If your son’s love for dance develops so strongly that he decides to turn his passion into a career, he will have no choice but to dance with girls. Tertiary level full-time dance courses are typically not gender specific. Which means if your son was to further his training on a more professional level he would be spending close to 40 hours a week in a dance studio, with women. That would be a pretty big shock to the system for someone who has only danced in a male-only environment. What’s more, a lot of professional dance gigs are diverse in gender and if your son is not capable of working with female dancers, it could cost him a job, his reputation, and even his career.

  3. Partnerwork.
    As mentioned above, most performance opportunities, whether it be a  corporate gig or a role in a show, are co-gender. Many choreographers love to feature partner work and lifts (think the famous lift in Dirty Dancing). Older boys, in a co-educational dance class, will have the opportunity to learn partner work and add lifts to their lists of skills. If you can tell an audition panel that you are confident and familiar with safely performing lifts and stunts and dancing with a partner, you are already at an advantage and will stand out amongst dancers who do not share the same skillset as you.  This is also an advantage for female dancers. If there are males in your dance class, you have the opportunity to learn new skills and tricks that might not typically be available in an all-girl environment.

  4. Boys and girls learn from each other.
    Throughout my years as a dance teacher, I have experienced both co-ed and boys only classes. Generally speaking, the boys only classes were rowdier and less structured. Girls, on the other hand, are more naturally adapted to the structure and routine of a dance class, it’s in their nature. Even though the boy students so needed and would benefit from structure and routine, it was harder to implement into a class environment where the pack mentality was “it’s playtime”. In a co-ed environment, the students are influenced by the other children in the class. In particular, the boys gained a quicker understanding of the way a dance class is structured and why it is structured that way. When the rest of the class is following suit in warm up and activities and remembering choreography the boys caught on and did the same. They were still having fun but receiving the benefits of dance class much quicker! In the same way, girls are also influenced by male students. Boys bring the energy up and create a positive vibe in the studio, which as you’ve heard MSF teachers say before “energy is contagious” Boys are naturally brave and will give new steps or activities a go without much hesitation, this “go for it” attitude rubs off on the other students. Lots of boys love the opportunity to lead by example and be a role model. In a co-ed environment, they often rise to the challenge by setting a great example and encouraging their classmates. Voila! Now we have a high energy, productive class where kids are having fun and trying new things. Thanks, boys and girls!

  5. It promotes equality and fairness.
    Whether your child is male or female, young or old, beginner or advanced, at Main St Funk we treat all of our students as equals. We don’t want to tell boys that they can only participate in one particular style of class a week. We don’t want our female students to just accept that boys are entitled to a class that is exclusive and special just for them. Boys and girls, you are all important to us and we want you to feel comfortable in all of the many classes and opportunities we have available to you. And really, in 2019 when everyone is fighting for equality and acceptance, why are dance schools moving backward and continuing to segregate boys from girls? A good dance teacher should be able to cater to all of the individuals in the classroom and create a dynamic learning environment that benefits every student. It doesn’t matter if the class is co-educational or not, there will always be a variety of learning styles and personalities that the teacher needs to adapt to.

And so, the short version of this blog: “Why Should You Enrol Your Son Into A Co-Ed Dance Class?” A co-educational dance class will encourage your son to be a team player and to have a strong work ethic. Not only will he learn some killer dance moves but he will grow into a respectful, approachable and trustworthy young man who has an open mind and is prepared to live, work and dance in a diverse world where both genders play an important role.

During my time as a dance student I made many friends, lots of whom were male. So at the very least, a co-educational dance class might mean your child makes a few extra friends that they would otherwise not have had the opportunity to.

Right now, your son is probably just dancing for fun and to let off some of that after-school steam but at Main St Funk we see the bigger picture.

By Chloe Jobson – Co-Owner at Main St Funk Dance School and dance teacher to boys and girls for over 12 years.

November 2018

OH….EM….GEE! November is here and the Main St Funk concert is knocking on our door. We would like to thank you all for an amazing year of hard work, dedication and fun.  Please see below a few friendly reminders in relation to the end of year events!


We are excited to welcome professional videographer Nick from MODE Video Productions to film our Matinee show. MODE are an experienced and reputable company who film many dance concerts and other events each year. Nick’s philosophy is to ensure all children on stage can be seen on the screen (he doesn’t like to crop kids out) and he ensures a high quality product with a fast turn around! Woohoo! DVD’s are $36 each and can be ordered and paid for online. Please do so before concert day. They make beautiful keepsakes and great Christmas presents for relatives.

DVD ORDER FORM + PAYMENT: https://www.trybooking.com/ZHPQ


Thank you once again for your efforts on photo day. Bianca from Zelie Imaging is busy editing your prints. These will be available to purchase in the weeks leading up to concert as well as at rehearsal and concert day. Photos are $12 each or 6 for $60 and digital copies of your purchases are available for $25. Each year your photos are just stunning and this year is no different. You are going to LOVE your 2018 photos.


There are still great seats available for our two concerts – it’s not too late for your friends and family to come along. Online ticket sales will close on November 30. Tickets will be distributed during class in the weeks leading up to the concert. Tickets will not be handed out to families who have fees owing so please finalise your balance ASAP.

PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.trybooking.com/XNKF


Don’t forget about our rehearsal at the theatre on Wednesday the 5th of December starting at 4pm sharp. This is our one and only compulsory event for the year and attendance is mandatory for all students who are participating in the concert/s. No parents will be required but all students under the age of 16 will need to be signed in by their parents on arrival and signed out once dismissed.


Please ensure you are punctual and organised on concert day. Any lost or damaged costume items will need to be replaced by you prior to the performance. Students are to arrive with their hair and makeup done, in loose comfortable clothing with all costume items packed. We recommend separate snaplock bags for each costume and a tub/bucket instead of a bag for all costumes. This means costumes can be piled in neatly and will be easy to locate.


All mini and tiny students will be buddied up with an older student who will care for them backstage and help them get ready for each dance. Junior students will be buddied up with a classmate to help each other get ready. All students will be well cared for and supervised throughout both shows and the rehearsal. Parents are not permitted backstage or in the dressing room at any time throughout the concert or rehearsal including during interval and between the Matinee and Evening Show. Please ensure your child packs something to eat (nothing too messy), lots of water, make up and hairspray for touch ups and for those who are only in a few dances, a colouring book (no textas) or book to read would be handy to have as well. If your child requires medication please place in a snaplock bag clearly labelled with the child’s name and dosage and place somewhere where it will be easy to find OR hand it in to an MSF team member. In the event that your child does need you, we can always give you a call but we have never had to do that in 12 years of concerts! So sit back, relax, enjoy the show and know that your kids are in good hands.


Don’t disappear after the concert! Main St Funk invites you to a fun and FREE week of dance at our very first Orientation Week!

Monday December 10 – Saturday December 15 2018

Get to know your teachers.
Meet your new dancing friends .
Get a feel for the 2019 timetable – (Coming Soon!!)
Relax and enjoy learning new dance routines and skills without the pressure of an upcoming performance.

It’s the perfect way to finish off a fabulous year AND to help you decide what classes you want to take next year. Try one or try them all, the sky is the limit!


Shortly you will receive emails containing information in relation to; arrival and finishing times on rehearsal and concert day, the order of your dances and costumes, 2019 timetable and re-enrolment. Keep your eyes and ears peeled. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare for the busiest and most wonderful time of the year!

Check out our latest blog “How To Be “Next Level” Organised At Your Dance Concert” for 10 handy life hacks for concert day.


What an adventure 2018 has been, let’s finish the year off with a BANG!

Kristie, Carla and Chloe xx

October 2018

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to term 4, the most exciting time of the year in the dance world! We can’t wait for all of the exciting things we have lined up for our hardworking and gorgeous students.


  • Please check the kit list for day and time for your child’s class.
  • If your child does multiple classes, ensure you check ALL classes that your child attends
  • Mini and Tiny parents please stay with your child on photo day to assist with dressing your child.
  • Junior, Inter and Senior parents are not required on photo day. There will not be enough space at the studio to fit you all and it is great practice for the students as we do not have parents backstage on concert day.
  • Pick up times are approximate.
  • Students must arrive to photo day and concert day with their hair and makeup done.



  • Makeup for photo day is optional and at the discretion of parents and students
  • Stage make up is compulsory for all students (including boys!) on concert day. The purpose of stage makeup is to highlight the performers’ natural features. Professional stage lighting blurs out our features on stage and on the DVD footage. It is important to wear makeup so that the audience can see your face. This means in person, your make up will appear quite “full on” but on stage it will appear natural.
  • GIRLS: Liquid foundation (usually a little darker than day wear), setting powder, red blush along the apples of the cheek, eyebrow pencil, brown eyeshadow on eyelid, white eyeshadow under eyebrows, eyeliner on top eyelid with a wing/flick, no eyeliner under eyes, mascara (or false lashes if preferred), bright red lip liner, bright red lipstick.
  • NATURAL TONES ONLY. Please no blue, purple or glitter. Thank you.
  • Here is a great tutorial put together by past MSF student and make up artist Anna Papa:https://youtu.be/3Sz-NWTgumI
  • BOYS: An earthy (not metallic/glittery) bronzer or powder all over face. Mascara. Eyeliner- no wing, a light pink blush along cheekbones, a smudge of red lipstick. (use your finger, do not apply the way mum would for a night out.)


  • Styling your hair for a performance is much different to styling your hair for school or a day out. Hair should not be left limp or natural. All students require lots of product (eg; gel, hairspray, moose) as well as bobby pins/hair pins.
  • Buns require hair nets.
  • Hair ties and hair pins must be the same colour as your hair
  • ALL MINI + TINY STUDENTS + JUNIOR BALLET students require two “pigtail buns” at the top of the head.
  • ALL JUNIOR HIP HOP + JUNIOR JAZZ students require hair to be slicked back into a tight high ponytail. Hair must be straightened to ensure neatness and uniformity.
  • ALL INTER STUDENTS require two slick braids.
  • ALL SENIOR STUDENTS require a half ponytail with styled curls.
  • ALL BOYS: Funky styled hair with gel


  • Please refer to your kit list and ensure that your child has packed ALL ITEMS listed for their class.
  • We also encourage packing spare items where possible to allow for accidents etc.
  • The items on your kit list are the “base” of your outfit.
  • We provide the costume items (the glitz and glam!)
  • The costumes will be distributed to you on photo day. After that they are your responsibility and you are to bring them on concert day.
  • Please do not let your child wear or play with their costume.
  • You will bear the cost of any lost or damaged costume items that need to be replaced.
  • Some costume items are yours to keep after the concert, others will need to be returned to us on concert day. This will be made clearer when you receive them.

As you know, Main St Funk do not charge a large costume fee. A tiny portion of your class fee goes towards our costume budget. To have costumes “made to measure” is very expensive. Therefore our team creatively source and make the costumes ourselves. This means that when you receive your costume, it may not be your exact ideal size. We use clever tricks of the trade to ensure it fits you and looks suitable for a photo shoot and a performance. We work very hard to make sure you will look and feel great on stage. Each one of your costumes is carefully considered before it is allocated to you and takes months of hard work. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


All junior, inter and senior students are required for both concerts. Participating in both shows is compulsory and students will not be dismissed to their parents until after the second show; approx 7pm.

If you are unsure what is required of your child please ask.

We can’t wait to see you all sparkle in front of the camera and on stage! Stay tuned for some exciting and fun performance opportunities coming your way!

Kristie, Carla + Chloe xx

September 2018

Wow, can you believe we are already at the end of Term 3.
The end of the year is always the busiest and most exciting time at Main St Funk.


We are excited to announce that our second storey mezzanine studio is finally “UP” and ready for our full timetable! This means:

  • ALL Friday classes will run at Epping Studio from now on (14/09/18)
  • Wednesday classes will return to its original timetable (as it was in Term 1 and 2), except Senior Jazz which will will run 6.30-7.30pm
  • See full timetable here: MSF Term 4 Timetable

Thank you so much to all of our students and families for your patience with the construction of our studio. We think you’ll agree it was worth the wait, and we are so excited to finally have the whole MSF Fam together in our new home.


To accommodate your combined routines, in Term 4 hip hop will run on Tuesdays as follows:

  • Senior B Hip Hop: 6.15-7.15pm
  • Combined Senior A + B Hip Hop: 7.15-7.45pm
  • Senior A Hip Hop: 7.45-8.45pm

Please let us know if you have any concerns or need to clarify your class times.


Our end of year performance is just 12 weeks away and we have rightfully titled it “2018; Our Best Year Yet.” Here is some key information to help you plan for the day:

  1. As our MSF family has grown so much this year, to make sure no one misses out on a ticket, we will have TWO shows!
    • Both shows will be held on Sunday December 9th at The Magis Theatre located within Loyola College in Watsonia.
    • A 12.30pm Show (Mega Matinee!) will include ALL STUDENTS and go for about 2.5 hours
    • A 5.30pm show will feature ONLY JUNIOR, INTER AND SENIOR STUDENTS and will go for about 1.5 hours
    • All Minis and Tinies will perform only in the 12.30pm show
    • All Juniors, Inters and Seniors will dance in both shows. If participating in the concert, both shows are compulsory. You cannot perform in one show and not the other.  
  2. Don’t forget about our compulsory theatre rehearsal that will be held on Wednesday December 5th.
    • You must attend this rehearsal in order to dance in the concert
    • Specific times will be provided later
    • If you will not be participating, please let us know ASAP 
  3. What happens on the day?
    • It is a long and exciting day! Exact times and details will be provided later, but here is a rough guide to what happens on Concert Day
    • Minis and tinies should expect to be at the concert venue from approximately 10.30am to 3.30pm (the conclusion of the first show)
    • Parents do not stay with them during this time. We have a sign in/out procedure and students are fully supervised so that all parents watch the show
    • Older students will be at the venue all day
    • All students must remain in the venue at all times. Parents are not permitted backstage or in the dressing rooms at any time, including between the two shows.
    • There will be time to relax and eat between the two shows but there will not be time to leave the venue. This means students should arrive in the morning with EVERYTHING they need including a substantial meal to eat. 
  4. Ticket Sales
    • Tickets will go on-sale online on October 1 2018 at 5pm.
    • The link for ticket sales will be emailed out to you closer to the day
    • Adult tickets are $30
    • We are now introducing a $25 Child ticket for 12 years and under
    • Performers do not need a ticket.
    • Minis and Tinies who would like to watch the 5pm show can attend for free if supervised by a paying adult. These will be allocated after ticket sales and will be dependent on availability.

WOW! What a big and exciting event we have ahead of us. With all the extra seats make sure you invite all of your family and friends.

We are so humbled to have welcomed so many new families into our community this year, as well as to have so many long term, loyal students who have developed and grown with us.

As always we welcome any questions you have so please get in touch if you need to confirm anything!

Happy Dancing!
The MSF Team xx

P.S Did you know Main St Funk have a blog? Check out our latest two posts!


July 2018

Term 3 is here!

And what better way to kick off the term than with an exciting performance opportunity! Diamond Valley Basketball Association has invited Main St Funk to perform at their upcoming SEABL finals.

This will be a fun opportunity to perform in an encouraging and lively environment. MSF students will learn two short flashmob style routines that will be performed throughout two basketball games.

The choreography will be taught to ALL students in the first week of term and ALL age groups are encouraged and welcome to participate.

It will be a great way to bond with your classmates and there will be other entertainment and games throughout the evening as well the basketball matches. The atmosphere should be fantastic. Please let us know if you can or cannot attend. Thank you!

WHAT: Quarter Time/Half Time/Time Out Entertainment
WHERE: Diamond Valley Fitness Centre 44 Civic Dr, Greensborough VIC 3088
WHEN: Saturday July 21st 2018
TIME: 5.30pm -9.30pm approx – we understand this is a long night. Younger students are welcome to leave after performing in the first game. We will perform multiple times throughout the night.
WEAR: Main St Funk tee, black leggings or track-pants, plain back sneakers, hair in a ponytail
COST: Free for performers and their families

A reminder that there is a temporary timetable change for weeks 1 and 2 of term 3.  All Epping Studio classes are cancelled but all are welcome to attend Wednesday and Friday for make up classes and to learn the choreography. Please see our email from Wednesday 11/07/18 for further details.

Exciting times ahead! See you soon!

The MSF Team xx



MAY NEWSLETTER #2: Mid-Year “Sneak-Peek!” Showcase Information


Due to the number of students participating in this years mid-year concert, we have to split our our mid-year SNEAK-PEEK performance into two seperate concerts to ensure that we can safely fit all students and audience members into the venue. The alternative was to move to a more expensive venue and charge audience members for tickets OR cap audience numbers. We felt neither options were suitable for the casual nature of our mid-year concert or our amazing, big group of supporters that come along every year. Please see details below.

  • Both concerts will be held on Friday the 22nd of June in the Drama Centre at Lalor Secondary College (Cnr Dalton Rd and David St Lalor) where our Wednesday and Friday classes are held.
  • There will be no regular class that evening, only the showcases.
  • There will be an early show at 5.30pm and a later show at 7pm.
  • If your child is unable to attend the showcase, please advise us by email ASAP so their teachers can be advised.
  • All Mini, Tiny, Junior and Inter students will perform in one show only
  • Senior students and crew members will perform in BOTH concerts.


  • Students are to arrive wearing correct uniform and hair at their designated arrival times. (see link for kit list at bottom of page)
  • Hip hop students who do not have an MSF t shirt, please arrange to purchase one in class ASAP. $30 each. Hoodies are not permitted to perform in.
  • Minimal make up is permitted but not necessary.
  • Students who do ballet as well as other styles will keep their hair in a ballet bun for the entire show
  • Students who do hip hop and other styles are required to wear their ballet/jazz/contemporary uniform under their hip hop clothes
  • MSF Logo JoJo bows are permitted in hair but not compulsory
  • Students who need to bring a change of shoes etc for different styles are to bring them along in a small, easily recognisable bag (labelled with their name). Otherwise, please leave ALL jackets, bags, drink bottles etc. with parents. The number of bodies in the space will warm everyone up!
  • Please ensure your child has been to the toilet before dropping them off.


  • Please park in the first carpark on Dalton Rd or on the street.
  • A reminder there is NO SMOKING ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS permitted.
  • There will be no reserved seating and doors will open just before the show.
  • Video recording and photography during the performance are not permitted.
  • A DVD recording will be available to purchase at a cost of $14 each. This is a great keepsake and assists in practicing for the end of year performance.
  • If you would like to order a DVD please ensure you order and pay by the final week of term.
  • Each class will perform 1 dance each.
  • Family is invited to come and watch. Cost will be a gold coin donation per audience member as a fundraiser.
  • The show WILL start on time and because the doors to the drama centre lock automatically, late comers will not have access to the show. Don’t be late!
  • Seats are not allocated and audience members will not be permitted inside the building until doors open, 15 minutes before show. There is good viewing wherever you sit.
  • Audience members are welcome to wait in the gymnasium (opposite the performance centre) while the children warm up and settle in with their class.

Please organise all items outlined on your checklist prior to show week and be sure to check all of the classes that your children attend.


As always, please get in touch if you have any questions. We understand we have LOTS of new parents and children this year and we are happy to help you out where we can.

Happy Dancing!

The MSF Team xx

May 2018

Welcome to Term 2! We are off to a flying start. This term is a busy one, so please see details and friendly reminders below.


At the end of term 2, Main St Funk hold a mid-year performance. This is a very casual performance designed to give our students the chance to practice performing in a front of an audience. It is a low key demonstration of what we have been working on so far this year and a “sneak peek” of what’s to come at our end of year professional show. Each class will perform one dance and students will be required to wear their correct uniform.

DATE: Friday 22nd June – no dance classes will run this evening, just the showcase.
WHERE: Lalor Secondary College, Drama Centre
DANCERS ARRIVAL TIME: 5.00pm – students to be dropped off at the Drama Centre for warm up and to settle in.
SHOWTIME: 6.00pm. The doors will open to the audience at 5.50pm
TICKETS: Cost is a gold coin donation per audience member.


MSF mama’s get ready! In the week leading up to Mother’s Day we want to celebrate you! How do we celebrate at Main St Funk? We dance! Mums you are invited to join in the last 20 minutes of your child’s class for some fun dancing activities with your kids and to see some of the dances they have been working on. Why should the kids have all the fun!? Note: if mum can’t make it, one other significant grown up (eg, dad, aunty, grandma, older sibling) is welcome to join in instead.


A reminder that term fees are due in the third week of term every term. Continued late payments may result in your child losing their spot in class or the possible introduction of late payment fees. If you are having genuine trouble paying your fees, please contact us directly to discuss your options. If not, please pay your fees immediately. Either by cash in a clearly labelled envelope, cheque or electronic transfer.


Students should now be wearing correct uniform and footwear to class.  A reminder that our set colour for ballet and jazz is BLACK (not pink, sorry!) and hair should be appropriately pulled back off the face at all times. See full uniform guidelines here: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-guidelines/



This year our concert will be held at the new performance arts centre at Loyola College in Watsonia. Exact call times and finishing times will vary depending on age groups and will be confirmed closer to the date.

END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE: Sunday December 9th

More details can be found on our website: https://mainstfunk.com/dates-events/


  • Parents are not permitted in the classroom unless invited in by the teacher
  • Please do not park in front of the other units at 13 Lydia Court. Only street parking is available at this stage.
  • There is to be NO SMOKING on the grounds of Lalor Secondary (including the car park). If you wish to smoke, you need to be at least 3 metres away from the front gate.
  • Please supervise siblings at all times and supervise students before and after their scheduled class times.
  • Please walk your child to and from the studio and car as MSF teachers are not always available to supervise drop offs and pickups.
  • Please remember to take your child to the toilet before their class starts to limit class interruptions and to ensure they benefit from a full class.

Thank you for respecting these policies. We always appreciate your cooperation and support, it doesn’t go unnoticed. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Are you following us on social media? We post regular updates on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and have a PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP.

March 2018

Yes, it’s us again! With another newsletter. The more exciting things that are happening at Main St Funk the more things we need to tell you! We will try to keep this one short and sweet.


We are excited to announce that construction for our second mezzanine studio is due to start in the next 8 weeks. Unfortunately, the timeline for completion is looking a little longer than we anticipated which means that Wednesday and Friday classes will continue at Lalor Secondary College in Term 2. We apologise as we know how excited and keen our gorgeous kids are to dance in the new studio. We thank you for your ongoing patience and support and promise it will be worth the wait. We expect there to be a little disruption to our Epping timetable during the construction period (i.e. possible class cancellations) so in lieu of this we would like to offer ALL Main St Funk students FREE entry to our very first school holiday program! See details below.


Come and enjoy a day of dancing and fun at our Epping Studio on the school holidays. These classes are offered to all current Main St Funk students for FREE and will also be open to the public ($10 per student per class) so feel free to invite your friends. The classes will be workshop style classes (i.e not concert routines) and will be a great chance to learn something new, perhaps from a teacher your child hasn’t had before. We are excited to have a special guest choreographer come in to work with the inters and seniors. Stay tuned to find out who it is! Autumn Jam will run in the second week of the school holidays, Tuesday 10th of April. Please note the age groups under each class. They are slightly different to our usual age groups, to give you the opportunity to take as many classes as you like. While there is no limit to the amount of classes you can take, please stick to age groups specified. Even though there is no charge, bookings are essential. Fill in the google form to sign up. https://goo.gl/forms/IjiAiYvmlOQepIb63

9.00-9.30 Mini Ballet

3yrs – Grade Prep

9.30-10.00 Mini Hip Hop

3yrs – Grade Prep

10.00-10.15 Mini Concert
10.15-10.45 Tiny Ballet

Grade Prep-2

10.45-11.00 Snack Break
11.00-11.30 Tiny Hip Hop

Grade Prep-2

11.30-12.00 Tiny Jazz

Grade Prep-2

12.00-12.15 Tiny Performance
12.15-1.00 Junior Jazz

Grade 2-5

1.00-1.30 Lunch Break
1.30-2.15 Junior Hip Hop

Grade 2-5

2.15-3.00 Junior Ballet/Contemporary

Grade 2-5

3.00-3.15 Junior Performance
4.00-4.45 Inter Ballet/Contemporary

Grade 5-Year 7

5.00-5.45 Inter Jazz

Grade 5-Year 7

6.00-7.30 Inter Hip Hop

Grade 5-Year 7

7.30-9.00 Senior Hip Hop

15 Years +


MSF are excited to be participating in the Big Dance. The Big Dance (organised by AusDance) is the largest free dance celebration in the world and it’s hitting Australia on International Dance Day (29 April 2018)!  Big Dance is open to dancers and non-dancers, everyone of all ages, all abilities and all experiences. Students will learn the set choreography (choreographed by acclaimed Indigenous choreographer Frances Rings and New Zealand born Craig Bary) in their usual class time and then have the opportunity to participate in a flash mob at Federation Square on April 29th. AusDance will be organising shuttle buses to Fed Square. We will give you more info  (i.e. specific times, getting there/back, meeting points) as it comes in and we highly encouraged all to get involved. Mums and Dads you are invited to participate too! Please fill out the form below.


Main St Funk are proud to, once again, be participating in St Kilda Mum’s “One Mother to Another” campaign by holding a Mother’s Day drive. We will collect donations from now until Friday the 27th of April. Last year we were overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion shown by our dancing family and can’t wait to do it all again. To be involved follow the steps below.

  1. Make up a gift bag of women’s toiletries – choose a nice toiletry bag and fill it with everything you would need if you had nothing. Some ideas are toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, hairbrush, hair ties, comb, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tampons/pads, sunscreen, body and face moisturiser, cotton buds, cleanser, eye makeup remover, body wash, tissues, shaving cream, hand cream, lip balm, deodorant, face wipes, sunscreen, paw paw cream, band aids or a basic first aid kit.
  2. Include a note for another mother to let her know that you care
  3. Take a photo of your gift pack and post it on facebook, twitter or instagram using the hashtag #onemothertoanother and tag @mainstfunk
  4. Pack in a small bag or box and write #onemothertoanother on the outside
  5. Hand in to us at dancing by Friday 27th of April and The MSF Team will make a delivery that weekend.

Wow, busy, busy, BUSY! Thank you all once again for your patience, support, enthusiasm, big smiles and positive dancing feet – you are the reason we love what we do. As always, if you have any questions please get in touch!

The MSF Team xx


February 2018

TERM ONE 2018!

Wow! What a great start to 2018 we have had. A new dancing home, a few new classes and lots of new faces. And of course, lots of familiar faces are back for another year too. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as our new studio is still a work in process. We hope to get the Wednesday and Friday kids in soon and promise it will be worth the wait.

We trust that everyone has settled in to their classes. It’s not too late to try a new style, we offer Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary and accept new enrolments right up until term 3.


Main St Funk have once again been asked to perform at the City of Whittlesea Community Festival (for the fourth year in a row!). Students will perform a short routine with their class and then participate in the disco party held straight after. It has been asked that The MSF Kids stick around to help get the party started. (We are good at that!). This festival is always heaps of fun and one of the highlights of our year. This event is completely optional but highly encouraged as it is a great way to practice in front of a relaxed and encouraging audience, a great chance to bond with your classmates and it will be heaps of fun!

WHAT: City of Whittlesea Community Festival.
TIME: Students to arrive at 1pm. March 18th (Sun)
WHERE: 25 Ferres Boulevard South Morang
WEAR: Students participating will be asked to wear their appropriate dance uniform as outlined in our guidelines. MSF t-shirts have been ordered and will be available to purchase shortly. https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-guidelines/
GETTING THERE: Festival site located just 500m from South Morang train station! Ride your bicycle and get a free tune up from Good Cycles! Car parking details will be available closer to the event.

Please fill out the form below to let us know if you can make it or not.



We are thrilled to have locked in a date for our performance and compulsory theatre rehearsal. This year our concert will be held at the new performance arts centre at Loyola College in Watsonia. Exact call times and finishing times will vary depending on age groups and will be confirmed closer to the date.


END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE: Sunday December 9th

More details can be found on our website: https://mainstfunk.com/dates-events/


  • Parents are not permitted in the classroom unless invited in by the teacher
  • Please do not park in front of the other units at 13 Lydia Court. Only street parking is available at this stage.
  • Term 1 fees are now overdue.
  • Please supervise siblings at all times and supervise students before and after their scheduled class times.
  • Please walk your child to and from the studio and car as MSF teachers are not always available to supervise drop offs and pick ups.
  • Please remember to take your child to the toilet before their class starts to limit class interruptions and to ensure they benefit from a full class.

Thank you for respecting these policies. We always appreciate your co-operation and support, it doesn’t go unnoticed. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


angeliqueA number of our hip hop classes are now FULL! Thank you to everyone who continues to spread the word about Main St Funk. Word of mouth is a huge part of what helps Main St Funk get bigger and better every year. To compensate for the huge demand and to make room for everyone, we have added in three brand new hip hop classes on Monday nights. Students are welcome to swap over to Monday if this day and time suits them. We welcome the fabulous Angelique Kondovasis to the MSF team to teach our Monday night hip hoppers. To get to know Angelique and the rest of your teachers, jump on our website: https://mainstfunk.com/meet-the-team/


Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and to like our Facebook page for daily updates and inspiration! We would love to hear your feedback, if you have a spare minute to leave us a review on our Facebook page. Thank you!

As you know our mantra is “dancing is our happy place” and we aim to provide a positive and fulfilling atmosphere where friendships, team work and fun are at the forefront. We have already seen so much improvement, enthusiasm and new friendships formed and believe this is only the beginning for what will be our best year yet.

Keep it up kids!

The MSF Team xx