LOCKDOWN 5.0 – Free Online Dance Classes

Hi MSF Fam,

We can’t believe we are touching base with you again, about yet another lockdown. We are so sad and disappointed for our students and teachers who we know were pumped for term 3.

After a few days rest, we are ready and roaring to jump back on to zoom and to continue delivering the joy of dance to you and your kids. As always, our zoom classes will be fun, engaging and exciting but without the pressure of having to remember routines or prepare for deadlines.

The best part is, it’s free! To say thank you for your ongoing loyalty, support and incredible patience, we would like to invite any MSF student who was enrolled in term 2 or term 3, to join us this week, for online dancing at no extra charge. New or trialling students are also welcome to participate.  

All accounts will also be credited (not charged) for all in-studio classes missed during lockdown 5.0.

This latest set of zoom classes are just our way of saying thanks and to keep our dancing kids moving and grooving! 

Please note, should lockdown be extended extensively (touch wood) we will extend our timetable and charge for online enrollment, as we did in 2020.

But, for now, let’s just kick up our heels, push the furniture back and DANCE!

Please see the timetable below. Students can participate in any and all classes available for their age group.

THURSDAY JULY 22
Inter/Teen/Senior Ballet/Contemporary: 6pm
Inter/Teen/Senior Hip Hop: 6.45pm
Inter/Teen/Senior Jazz: 7.30pm

SATURDAY JULY 24
Petite/Mini/Tiny Ballet: 9.30am
Petite/Mini/Tiny Hip Hop: 10.00am

Tiny/Littlie/Jnr Jazz: 10.30am

Littlie/Junior Hip Hop: 11.15am
Littlie/Junior Ballet: 12.00pm

 Zoom links and passwords will be sent out in a separate email shortly.

We hope to see you all through our screens this week and hope even more that we are back in our dancing home soon.

The MSF Team xx

Welcome to Term 3

Hi Dancing Family!

We trust you have all had a good rest and a chance to recharge over the holidays. Thank you to everyone who could attend our holiday classes, it was great to see so many MSF kids back on the dance floor, doing what they love! We are excited to knuckle down and get back into it this term and welcome so many new dancing friends into our dancing home too.

A NOTE ABOUT THE MID-YEAR CONCERT: Sadly we have had to come to the decision to cancel our mid-year concert. While we had hoped we could pull something together, there is still uncertainty within the performance industry in regards to audience sizes and social distancing and we also feel, with so much disruption, our students have not had adequate time to prepare and feel confident. While we are devastated, we are grateful that we can keep dancing and we are excited to start preparing for our magical end of year concert, which is going to be spectacular.

COVIDSAFE PLAN STILL IN PLACE: We know it is tiresome but we thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we head in to term 3.

The short version:

  • Masks must be worn by all MSF students, parents or teachers who are over the age of 12 when not physically participating in a dance class.
  • Drop off ON TIME, dressed for class
  • Parents, don’t stay on-premise unless your attendance is absolutely essential
  • Don’t bring anyone extra to the studio, if you can avoid it
  • Parents staying must sign in using QR code
  • Clean your hands before and after class
  • Stay away from the studio if you are unwell or have been advised to isolate.
  • Read the full covidsafe plan here: COVIDSAFE PLAN – dance school epping

Please note, these policies are a legal requirement that our dance school must have in place in order to operate. By enrolling into a Main St Funk dance class, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by our Covidsafe Plan. This not only keeps you and your peers safe but also protects our business.

NEW STUDENTS WELCOME! We are still accepting new enrollments and would love to welcome even more new dancing friends into our family. If you know someone who would love to dance, feel free to pass on our details!

WE’VE GOT A SECRET! Kristie, Carla and Chloe have been working on something HUGE behind the scenes. This secret is so big that even our teachers don’t know yet. We can’t wait to tell you all what it is, we know you are going to be blown away but in the meantime, check out our social media for some sneaky hints and clues.

2021 PART 2 IS GOING TO BE HUGE! We are so pumped and hope you are too. Thanks for joining us on this dancing journey.

The MSF Team.

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An update and a few reminders.

Hi Dance Family,

With the restrictions lifted once again, we are inching our way further out of the woods and can return our classes back to full capacity (subject to the 4sqm rule). Thank you so much to everyone who was flexible this past week and came to alternative class times to ensure we could comply with the restrictions, you can now return to your usual class day and times.

A few reminders about the upcoming weeks…

TERM 2 EXTENDED! To make up for missed time and for the purpose of consistency and progression, our classes will continue to run throughout the school holidays, sticking to our usual term timetable. This is for all students enrolled in term 2- there is no additional enrolment or payment for this.

MID-YEAR CONCERT POSTPONED. Our mid-year concert (which was to be held this Saturday June 26th) has been postponed. We do hope to get these kids on stage soon and we will send out all relevant info when we have secured a new date. 

COVIDSAFE PLAN IS STILL IN PLACE. Our covidsafe plan remains in place as it has since the beginning of the pandemic. We know it is tiresome and we really appreciate your cooperation and patience.

The short version:

  • Masks must be worn by all MSF students, parents or teachers who are over the age of 12 when not physically participating in a dance class.
  • Drop off ON TIME, dressed for class
  • Parents, don’t stay on-premise unless your attendance is absolutely essential
  • Don’t bring anyone extra to the studio, if you can avoid it
  • Parents staying must sign in using QR code
  • Clean your hands before and after class
  • Stay away from the studio if you are unwell or have been advised to isolate.
  • Read the full covidsafe plan here: COVIDSAFE PLAN – dance school epping

Please note, these policies are a legal requirement that our dance school must have in place in order to operate. By enrolling into a Main St Funk dance class, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by our Covidsafe Plan. This not only keeps you and your peers safe but also protects our business.

It’s a great feeling to have some normality back in the studio.

Thank you once again for your ongoing cooperation, support and understanding.

The MSF Team

Returning to the studio – Friday June 18th.

Hi Main St Funk Members,

Thank you once again for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult and confusing time.

We are so excited to confirm that we will be returning to the studio from tomorrow Friday, June 18th. We will be back to our regular class days and times.

NEW RULE ABOUT CLASS SIZES: The latest announcements stipulate that dance classes are limited to a maximum of 10 students per class. This rule will affect a number of our classes but don’t worry, we have a plan to ensure each and everyone of our gorgeous students can continue dancing.

If your child is in any of the following classes, please keep an eye out for an additional email from us about our plan going forward; Wednesday Littlie Hip Hop, Wednesday Junior Hip Hop, Friday Fairy Petites, Friday Mini Hip Hop, Saturday Fairy Petites, Monday Junior Hip Hop, Tuesday Tiny Hip Hop, Tuesday Tiny Ballet and Tuesday Littlie Hip Hop.

TERM 2 EXTENDED! To make up for missed time and for the purpose of consistency and progression, our classes will continue to run throughout the school holidays, sticking to our usual term timetable. This is for all students enrolled in term 2- there is no additional enrolment or payment for this.

COVIDSAFE PLAN: Our covidsafe plan remains in place as it has since the beginning of the pandemic. We know it is tiresome and we really appreciate your cooperation and patience.

The short version:

  • Masks must be worn by all MSF students, parents or teachers who are over the age of 12 when not physically participating in a dance class.
  • Drop off ON TIME, dressed for class
  • Parents, don’t stay on-premise unless your attendance is absolutely essential
  • Don’t bring anyone extra to the studio, if you can avoid it
  • Parents staying must sign in using QR code
  • Clean your hands before and after class
  • Stay away from the studio if you are unwell or have been advised to isolate.
  • Read the full covidsafe plan here: COVIDSAFE PLAN – dance school epping

Please note, these policies are a legal requirement that our dance school must have in place in order to operate. By enrolling into a Main St Funk dance class, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by our Covidsafe Plan. This not only keeps you and your peers safe but also protects our business.

CAR PARKING: Just a reminder that no cars are to drive beyond the gate into the complex. When dropping off or picking up your child, you must park your car in Lydia Court and walk down the driveway to the studio. As we mentioned before lockdown, neglecting this policy is causing distress amongst parents and students (as it is a safety hazard) and disrupting our positive relationship with our neighbours. We thank you for your ongoing cooperation with this.

We are so looking forward to being back in the studio! If you have any questions, please send us an email mainstfunk@gmail.com We will be in touch with those affected by the class capacity rules shortly.

Thank you and let’s get dancing!

The MSF Team xx

BACK TO THE STAGE -Mid-Year Dance Showcase

Hey dance fam…

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, we are excited to announce our plans for our Mid-Year Dance Showcase! “BACK TO THE STAGE” Our first live performance since 2019.

WHEN: Saturday June 26th 2021
WHERE: Enjoy Church – 74 Wedge St Epping
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Concert 1: 11am Concert 2: 1.45pm Concert 3: 4.30pm
STUDENT ARRIVAL TIME: 1 hour before performance time

All younger students will perform in 1 concert only, see groups listed below. Teens, Seniors and Open Age classes will perform in all 3 shows.

WHAT IS THE MID YEAR CONCERT?
The mid-year dance concert is an opportunity for all students (in the Mini age group and up) to experience performing in front of an audience in a relaxed and encouraging environment. Because we missed out last year, and this year we have SO MANY new dancers, this makes this performance extra special. We have a record number of dancers performing on stage for the very first time. This is a chance for parents, families and friends to see the progress our students have been making in class and an opportunity to celebrate our dancers, as they grow in confidence, work as a team with their class and overcome nerves and inhibitions.

TICKET SALES

  • Tickets will be available to purchase online via trybooking.com (link to be provided closer to the date)
  • Tickets will go on sale on Sunday May 30th at 9am
  • Adult tickets $20 and Children (under 12) $15
  • All audience members (including young children) will require a ticket.
  • Babies under 2 years old don’t require a ticket if they will sit on an adult’s lap
  • Performers do not need a ticket.

This will be a Covidsafe event with QR check in required of each audience member, sanitising stations provided and social distancing in place.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY?

  • Students will be dropped off, no later than one hour before show time.
  • Students should arrive dressed, with hair done, ready to perform
  • All bags/coats/drink bottles will be left with parents/carers unless you/your child are in multiple dances, then a small bag containing shoes and uniform is permitted.
  • Please do not send food/snacks with your child – ensure they have a healthy meal before arriving.
  • Audience members (including parents and siblings) will wait outside or in the foyer, while the MSF team help the children set up and settle their nerves.
  • Please be punctual as we are unable to delay the start of the show.
  • It is also important to arrive on time, as feeling rushed can be very stressful for our young performers before their turn on stage.
  • During the show, all students will stay with their class. After performing their dance, students will return to their allocated place, with their classmates. 
  • Performing students do not require a ticket for their performance.
  • Students do not sit with their families and no student will be dismissed from the concert until the after the show has finished.

WHAT DO STUDENTS WEAR TO THE MID-YEAR CONCERT?
Full uniform, including hair and shoes, are required from all students. If your child performs in multiple dances, we recommend layering, to make outfit changes easier for them. For example, if your child does hip hop and ballet and their hip hop dance is first, please put on ballet stockings and leotard and then your hip hop uniform (leggings and MSF tee) over the top. The concert order will be posted up on the studio walls where you can check what dance you/your child has first. Students who do ballet, as well as other classes, will keep their hair in a ballet bun for the entire show. A full outline of uniform, hair and shoe requirements can be found here: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-shoe-hair-requirements/

DO THE STUDENTS NEED TO WEAR MAKEUP?
No, makeup is not necessary for the mid-year concert. If you do choose to wear makeup (or put makeup on your child) for the mid-year concert, we recommend a light, natural look, using neutral tones to highlight the natural features. Use as little or as much makeup as you like but be mindful, as there are no stage lights, a full face of stage makeup can be very confronting, especially on little people.

CAN WE RECORD AND TAKE PHOTOS DURING THE CONCERT?
NO. Main St Funk has a strict “no photos and no videos during classes and concerts” policy. This is in line with national child safety laws and copyright laws and is a policy that all families agreed to upon enrollment. Rules aside, it is also very distracting to our young performers, many of whom are performing for the first time ever, to look out to a sea of phones and flashes. We understand the importance of capturing this special day so we encourage you to take photos of your child before and after the show and all families will be provided with professional digital footage of the concert  So switch your devices off, sit back, relax, be in the moment and enjoy the show! Your little one will be so excited to look out into the audience and see your smiling face!

HAVE YOU GOT A QUESTION THAT ISN’T LISTED ABOVE?
There’s no such thing as a silly question, please get in touch with The MSF Team, so we can help you out.

Kristie, Carla, Chloe.

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Welcome to Term 2!

Woah, we blink and it’s Term 2! Time flies when you’re having fun hey?
We would like to extend a huge welcome to our many new friends joining us on the dance floor this term and of course a big welcome back to our loyal dance fam.
We trust you are all well rested and re-energised for a fun and jam-packed term as we prepare for our mid-year concert, our first performance since Nov 2019!

A few housekeeping reminders as we head in to term 2…

COVIDSAFE POLICY
Our covidsafe plan is still in place, in line with current government guidelines for our industry. We know it is tiresome but we appreciate your cooperation and patience.

The short version:

  • Drop off ON TIME, dressed for class
  • Parents, don’t stay on-premise unless your attendance is absolutely essential
  • Don’t bring anyone extra to the studio, if you can avoid it
  • Parents staying must sign in using QR code
  • Clean your hands before and after class
  • Stay away from the studio if you are unwell or have been advised to isolate.
  • Read the full covidsafe plan here: COVIDSAFE PLAN – dance school epping

Please note, these policies are a legal requirement that our dance school must have in place in order to operate. By enrolling into a Main St Funk dance class, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to abide by our Covidsafe Plan. This not only keeps you and your peers safe but also protects our business.

CAR PARKING REMINDER
At Main St Funk we have a strict “street parking only” rule. Please do not park in the neighbouring factory’s car spots. We have had complaints from our neighbours because MSF patrons were parking in their spots and blocking their doors. Under no circumstance should your car enter the gates on Lydia Court. It is not safe for our children walking to and from the studio and you do not have permission to park there. This includes “drop & go”. If you are just dropping your child off, please park in the street and walk your child down the driveway to the studio, and do the same for pick up. We thank you for your cooperation.

UNIFORM
Now that the majority of our schools has settled in to their classes, please ensure you/your child are coming to class in correct uniform, dance attire and shoes. This includes ensuring hair is off face for class. You can find our uniform guideline here: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-shoe-hair-requirements/

MSF MERCHANDISE
Woohoo we have finally re-stocked which means more MSF kids can rock the orange spot. We have had so many requests for hoodies and tees so thank you for your patience! Please come and see one of The MSF Team at the desk to make a purchase. Why not complete your MSF look with an MSF Bow or funky cap!?

  • MSF HOODIE: $45
  • MSF TEE: $30
  • MSF CAP: $20
  • MSF BOW: $10

IMPORTANT DATES
In 2021 MSF will hold 3 end of year concerts and 3 compulsory theatre rehearsals. Most classes will perform in one concert only and will only be required at the one rehearsal.

  • All seniors, teens and “open age” classes will perform in all 3 shows.
  • Petites do not perform in the concerts.

The concert and rehearsal dates were originally sent out in early December 2020 and have been sent out to every new student upon enquiry. We hope this means you’ve had ample time to diarise these important dates and ensure there are no clashes that will mean your child will miss out. If you haven’t yet, please note below.

MID-YEAR DANCE SHOWCASE
In term 2, MSF students will work towards a dance to perform at our Mid-Year Dance Showcas to be held at the end of June. We are still finalising details with the venue and hope to be able to provide more info soon. But, in the meantime, let’s get these kids excited about performing on stage again, or for the first time!

THANK YOU!
We know we have said it over and over and we hope you don’t ever get sick of hearing how wonderful you all are, but thank you again for your support and dedication to MSF. Whether you are brand new or a golden oldie, we respect and value every single dancer and their family that walks through our doors. Thanks for riding this wave with us, let’s dance!

The MSF Team.

Of course if you have any questions, please get in touch.
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School Holiday Program + Term 2 Enrollments

Hi MSF Fam,

As promised, Main St Funk will be holding a School Holiday Program during the second week of the Easter School Holidays from Tuesday 13th of April – Thursday 15th of April.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • This school holiday program is free for all MSF students who were enrolled in term 1, based on their term 1 enrollments. 
  • Additional classes are $10 each
  • Eg. If you are only enrolled in term 1 Mini Hip Hop, you may participate in the Mini Hip Hop school holiday class for free, but if you want to also participate in Mini Ballet, it will be $10.
  • Bookings are essential as places are limited. First in best dressed.
  • Waitlists will be available if classes reach capacity. If there is enough interest, we can put on additional classes.
  • Please do not enrol unless you intend on attending as you may be taking the place of someone who can attend.
  • If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please ensure you let us know so that we can offer your place to someone on the waitlist.
  • The School Holiday Program will be different to our usual timetable, please see below.
  • Non-MSF Students are welcome but they MUST register online and pay $10 per class prior to the program.

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Login to the MSF portal: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/mainstfunk
  2. Click “Register for Classes”
  3. Ensure you are viewing the tab titled “School Holiday Program” and not term 1 or term 2 classes.
  4. Select your class/es of choice and click submit.
  5. If your class is full, please join the waitlist.
  6. If you cannot see your usual age group/class, please email us to let us know and we will enrol you from our end.

COVIDSAFE

Our CovidSafe policy still applies during the school holiday program. As we expect large class numbers, the policy will be strictly enforced, with no exceptions.

A reminder:

  • Drop and go, parents are not permitted in the facility.
  • Parents of Petites and Minis are allowed to stay, if essential. Strictly one parent per student and no siblings or extra family members. Please wait outside if the foyer/lounge becomes crowded.
  • Our classes are closed, no spectators.
  • Parents staying must sign in using QR code
  • Clean your hands before and after class
  • Stay away from the studio if you are unwell or have been advised to isolate.
  • Read the full covidsafe plan here: COVIDSAFE PLAN – dance school epping

We are so looking forward to a wonderful week of dancing on the holidays with you all, it’s going to be super fun and a chance for us to keep building our skills, confidence and friendships in a relaxed environment.

TERM 2 ENROLLMENTS

It’s hard to believe that term 2 is already just around the corner! Enrollments roll over automatically each term, you do not need to re-enrol. Please let us know if you would like to make adjustments to your current enrollment or take additional classes. Please also spread the word to your friends and family that are interested that we are now taking new students for term 2 2021! Direct them to our website or contact details!

As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch.

The MSF Team x

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Beating the “after school blues” and getting the most out of your dance class

Each year, in term 1, we do see a common trend. Our children have just enjoyed a relaxing six week break off EVERYTHING only to be thrown straight back in to the deep end. And by “deep end” I mean school; 6-8 hours a day of exhausting mental stimulation, all that learning, playing, running around and adjusting to everyday life, responsibility and independence. That hot Aussie sun that is famous in Term 1, takes a toll on their bodies too. These kids are coming to dance TIRED.

2021 is proving to be an even bigger adjustment. Some people would say it has been a tsunami wave of work, social life, commitments and just existing outside of your house to adjust to…those people would be, me. Given that most of us spent 2020 at home, with no activities or appointments to run around to and now the new year has kicked off with a bang, we have gone from zero to a hundred and so have these kids! I heard one lovely MSF mum say she had actually gone from zero to 4000, and I think many parents would feel the same. Even though they might not be able to articulate it, the children are feeling that too.

It may seem impossible now, but I promise you, your child is capable of overcoming this little bump in the road and having an absolutely awesome year of dancing, filled with learning, progress, friendships and FUN!

There are few things that will help this happen.

1. WATER: Ensure you/your child has had a sufficient amount of water, everyday, but especially the day and night before a big activity and throughout the day leading up to class. Not only will this keep them hydrated, it will increase their brain power, energy levels and help keep them focused and alert. If your child is extra sleepy or lethargic after school, they may not have had enough water. When we are extra thirsty, our body can crave sugar. Try not to give in to this – don’t fill your child up with cordial, soft drinks or energy drinks as this will actually make them more dehydrated and give them a burst of the sillies. If you think they might be dehydrated, try electrolyte tablets for a kickstart before exercise.

2. FOOD: The dancing kids hear us talking about food a lot. We loooovveee food! Food is our fuel, it gives us energy and focus. Make sure your child has a nutritious lunch and an after school snack before dance class. A healthy snack that provides long lasting energy is best. Try to avoid chips, lollies or sugary snacks as these will only provide a short burst of energy (usually a bit of craziness) before a crash landing back into sleepy-vill. Try to avoid big meals too – no one does well in a dance class with a food coma and a food baby (just ask me). Some good snack ideas: banana, muesli bar, yoghurt, healthy sandwich, fruit and nuts etc. Our cars don’t run without fuel and neither do our bodies. EAT.

3. FRESHEN UP: Before dance class, or whenever you or your child need a little boost through out the day, freshen up by washing your face and redoing your hair. It is such a simple thing to do, just like restarting your computer when it starts slowing down. Washing their face washes the day away and wakes them up ready to start again with focus and a fresh attitude. Brush their hair. Everybody is familiar with the hairstyles that come home from school, they are usually very different from the ones that get dropped off in the morning. By brushing their hair and pulling it off their face, not only will they look like a presentable dance student but they will be focused without hair on their face to distract them.

4. GET CHANGED: MSF do have a uniform in place and it is an important factor in the way our students embrace class. Getting changed out of their school uniform, gets them out of “school mode” and allows them to let go of everything that has already happened that day. Putting on a clean and dry dance uniform will help them reset and get in the zone for dance class. Changing socks and undies too might sound a little silly (and like more washing for mum and dad) but being fresh and clean all over can lift spirits and refresh our energy levels for what the rest of the day has in store for us.

5. GET ORGANISED: Prepare your dancing clothes, shoes and snacks the night before. That way you don’t have to come home and frantically look for all your bits and pieces. If you’re coming straight from your school, have your bag packed and in the car, when you leave in the morning.

6. DON’T GET COMFY: If you have time to pop home between school and activities, try to take it easy but don’t get too comfortable. Avoid watching tv or getting caught up in activity that will distract you from getting ready for class. Get changed as soon as you get home and eat your healthy snack at the table so that you don’t succumb to the very tempting afternoon slouch!

7. DON’T GIVE UP: My main piece of advice, and probably the most important, is not to quit now. Your child is resilient and capable of making this huge adjustment – they are already doing it and so are you! Pulling them out now will only set them further back and they will eventually have to start this adjustment process all over again. Coming home from school or dance tired, is completely normal. It’s a sign of a hard worker, of a little body doing big things and a person who has put themselves out there to make friends, build new skills and have fun…yes, having fun is exhausting but in the best way! Pushing through this short tough period will teach your child that they are capable of overcoming more than they think and that when things can get hard, you don’t have to quit.

Don’t forget, your dance teachers are adjusting too! Some of us spent most of 2020 on the couch watching Netflix and ordering Uber Eats, and by some of us, again, I mean me. We understand how you feel because we’re feeling it too. We are in this together so let’s take our time, be kind to ourselves but let’s not give up!

By Chloe Jobson – Fulltime Dance Studio Owner and Part Time Sloth.

The MSF Spirit

It’s 2021 and we are celebrating 15 years of dance!

This year, like always, we aim to continue our legacy of being a welcoming, inclusive, FUN and vibrant dance school. We strongly believe in ensuring every student feels special and valued in our community and we hope that as each of you walk through our studio door, that not only do you experience the benefit of our big family culture but you also uphold the Main St Funk spirit by being kind, having a positive attitude and trying your very best. This standard filters right through our school, from our leading teaching team, to our younger students and even our dance parents.

If you are new to MSF, you may have signed up for our dance classes because you want your child to dance for fun, fitness, and friendships. We absolutely provide an environment for these things to flourish but please know, we also instill in each of our students a strong work ethic and we encourage our students to be dedicated and committed to dance in a way that is realistic and sustainable. We encourage our students to approach dance by putting their best foot forward, having a positive mindset and knowing that it is ok to make mistakes and to be a “work in progress.”

At Main St Funk we have found a fabulous balance where our students are consistently challenged to work to the best of their abilities and at the same time, have fun and make amazing memories along the way.

We have eliminated the pressures that are often associated with dance class by teaching a quality dance education without competitions, exam results or report cards and there is no in-house competitiveness because every student is “the star” in their own special way. We aim to encourage our students to work as a team, to applaud in each other’s acheivements and to aim to be THEIR best not THE best.

Main St Funk has made a mark in the local community because our reputation for being an all-inclusive, welcoming dance school is beyond compare. Our vision was to create an environment that felt like family but that doesn’t work without the wonderful kids and parents who share and uphold our values. So thank you, for contributing to what makes Main St Funk a dance school with a difference.

As we continue making the worlds most epic comeback, let’s hold our heads high and let the MSF spirit fly in 2021. ✨