Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: March 24, 2011 in FAQ

Hi guys, I noticed there are some frequent questions been asked that you would like answered, so here you are ;)

Q. I’m a beginner can I join?

A.  Yes! We invite anyone to join in with the fun even if you never danced in your life!

Q. The free dance classes already started, is it too late for me to join?

A. No, it’s never too late to come to class! You can come at anytime, without any knowledge of dancing.

Q. My friends are Non- RMIT and want to join the Free Dance Class, are there any fees?

A. Non RMIT are required to pay a fee of $40 for a whole years worth of dance class.

Q. I love the club! I want to join NOW!

A. WOW Thanks! Just go to our membership page for more information! We look forward to meet you!

Q. When do you guys have training? What are the days and times?

A. We train 3 times a week at Building 57, go to our jam session page for more Information

Free Dance Class 2011

Posted: March 24, 2011 in Free Dance Lesson

 

PRESENTS

FUNK SCOOL DANCE PROGRAM 2011

Time: Saturday, March 12 at 11:00am – June 12 at 1:00
Location: Multicultural Hub,  506 Elizabeth Street,  City

Learn popping, locking and hip hop dancing! Link Arts & Culture runs a program of free weekly street dance classes on Saturday mornings throughout semester.

Classes are free for Friends of Link Arts & Culture and take place every Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the Multicultural Hub**, 506 Elizabeth Street, City.

RMIT students are free to attend all classes for the whole year!! Non-RMIT students are required to pay $40 for the whole year’s dance class. Please head to Link Arts & Culture Office to pay in person. Address is Building 8, Level 2, 360 Swanston Street Melbourne.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Semester 1
Get an intro to all styles of street dance; including, Hip Hop, House, B-boying, Poppin, Lockin and Dancehall.

Semester 2
Dance classes are structured around learning a routine, so it is advisable to get on board early on, as it will get harder to catch up. Students have the option to participate in an end of year dance performance!

Dates
Classes start on Saturday March 12 and continue every Saturday through Semester, with a break on 23 April for Easter/Mid Semester break.

In 2011 the streets have found the funk for an even bigger year of dance, performance and scooling in Hip Hop culture for aspiring dancers of all levels, by Melbourne’s finest dance teachers. All RMIT students are invited to take part and be involved in RMIT’s growing street dance community.
In 2010 RMIT Link Arts & Culture’s Street Scool dance program began with overwhelming success, with more than seventy participants taking part in classes. Highlights of the year included a Flash Mob as part of the RMIT Open Day, the creation of Funkadelic, RMIT’s first Hip Hop dance collective, and an end of year dance showcase at the Kaleide Theatre, RMIT.

GOALS OF FUNK SCOOL

To provide further opportunity for students to get involved in RMIT’s growing dance community

To provide physical and creative activities to assist in the well being of RMIT students

To create a social platform for RMIT students through their interest in dance

To develop dance events and competitions that involve RMIT students collaborating with students from other universities

COORDINATION

The Funk Scool program is coordinated by Cat Sweeney, Melbourne based dancer and community and cultural development worker. Cat has been teaching, performing and coordinating Hip Hop based projects and events for over six years and manages her own organisation, ‘Jungle City Massive’ based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Major project and events that Cat has been involved with include the annual Freestyle @ Fed Square, and She Got Game International B-girl Competition, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. With a huge love for Hip Hop culture and street dance Cat is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge to those who share her passion for maintaining a thriving music and dance community in Melbourne.

Term E-Newsletter

Funk Scool participants will receive a newsletter at the beginning of each term featuring information about classes, teachers and a brief history of the style of dance they will be learning.
The E-newsletter will also feature a gig guide, and information about other dance events, and classes happening around town so that students can get involved in the broader Melbourne dance community.

EVENTS AND COMPETITIONS

The 2011 program will see new opportunities for events, competitions and collaborations with other universities in Melbourne. Students and members of the RMIT Hip Hop dance collective, Funkedalic, will have the opportunity to perform and compete as a dance crew, at existing events as well as the end of year Funk Scool celebration.
Sat 12th March

HOW DO I BEGIN?!

Firstly, you must be a Friend of Link Arts & Culture : http://www.link.rmit.edu.au/friends.html

Secondly, fill out a Street dance school enrollment form – email cassandra.scott@rmit.edu for a form, or stop by the Link Arts & Culture Office to pick one up.

For more information,
Contact
Cassandra Scott
Arts Communication Officer
a Building 8, Level 2, 360 Swanston Street Melbourne
t 03 9925 3085
e cassandra.scott@rmit.edu.au

with the subject line ‘I wanna dance!’

FUNK SCOOL DANCE PROGRAM 2011

Date TIME TUTOR Class 1 TIME TUTOR Class 2
Sat 12th March 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking
Sat 19th March 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking
Sat 26th March 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking
Sat 2nd April 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking
Sat 9th April 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking
Sat 16th April 11:30am – 12:30pm Lenny Popping 12:30am – 1:30pm Lenny Locking

Mid-Semester Break

Sat 30th April 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 7th May 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 14th May 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 21st May 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 28th May 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 4th June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 11th June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 18th June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House
Sat 25th June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Deloy House

Mid Year Break

Sat 23rd June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance
Sat 30th June 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance
Sat 6th August 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance
Sat 13th August 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance
Sat 20th August 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance
Sat 27th August 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Jason Break dance

Mid – Semester Break

Sat 3rd Sep 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 10th Sep 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 17th Sep 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 24th Sep 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 1st Oct 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 8th Oct 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 15th Oct 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 22nd Oct 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal
Sat 29th Oct 11:30am – 12:30pm Jay Hip Hop 12:30am – 1:30pm Open training / rehearsal

Membership- Join Up!

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Membership
The best way to support your club not only in 2011, but in the future is by becoming a Club Member.
You are supporting your Club
By becoming a member, you are helping ensure the future success of  Funkadelic for the years ahead.Our club needs members to spread the love of dance around campus, to help develop new dance skillz, to pour back into basics, the running of the club and even to help draw sponsors and exposure for our club. 

By becoming a member of our club, you are playing your part in helping to keep funkadelic  alive!

Membership will entitle you benefits throughout the year such as:

Discounted lessons
Discounted street wear
Cheap/free event passes
Discounted dance workshops
And much, much more!

Benefits will be updated regularly so that you can get the most out of your membership.

 

Membership Costs:

By  joining us you can choose to have a club T-shirt

Membership Card
RMIT: $10          Non- RMIT: $15

Membership Card + T-shirt
RMIT: $15          Non- RMIT: $20

RMIT Community includes RMIT students, RMIT staff, RMIT graduates:

Non-RMIT includes students of other universities, high schools, or the general public.

Print and fill out the membership form and bring it to any of our Weekly Practice Sessions up at Building 57 or our Saturday Classes, and look for any of our Committee members to sign you up!

DOWNLOAD: Funkadelic Form


Be A Fan!

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Merchandise

Club Merchandise T-Shirt

$20

You are supporting your Club!

Come to any of our Weekly Practice Sessions up at Building 57 or our Saturday Classes, and look for any of our Committee members to get the Tee!

Member Card Benefits

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Membership

Discounted Lesson

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Receive $10 off Concession 10 x Pass at Passion Studios Group Class (60 minutes)

WAS:  $135 (buy 10 get 1 free | $12.50 per class)

(Full access to all available classes, excluding workshops and short courses, valid 3 months only)

Address: 63 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000

 

Discounted Street Wear

Recieve 10% off all New Era Caps at Kickz101

Location: 63 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia

FUNKADELIC is proud to present NEXT Fridays @ The LOFT. Because we love our funky members so much, just mention “RMIT Funkadelic Club” or “RMITFC” at the door to receive the Guestlist Entry: $20 EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT FOR THE WHOLE YEAR! Guestlist runs from 10pm – 2am.

SO HAVE A FUNKIN GOOD TIME!!!!

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A breath of fresh air has blown into Melbourne’s premier nightclub scene, NEXT Fridays @ The LOFT is the place to be EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT! Pumping out the hottest tunes week in and week out, our resident DJs never fail to impress. Whether you like to bust a smooth move the huge RnB room or want to dance the night away in the seductive House room. NEXT Fridays @ The LOFT will be rocking every friday all night long!MAIN RNB ROOM / MIKE$ / MICH / HAZIT

HOUSE ROOM / NURI 24/7 / MATTIE / LONSKII

Doors Open 10pm-Late / Dress Standard apply

For all enquires please contact Shuffling Crab Entertainment on 0406 206 858 or Bedrock Productions on 0419 223 288

The Loft Level 2 / 117 Lonsdale St. Melbourne

nextfridays@gmail.com
www.the-loft.com.au

Weekly Jams

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Jam Sessions
Time Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays from 12noon – 5 pm.

Location
Edward Jackson Room Building 56, lvl 4 next to cafe

Hi all,

This years weekly Jams are once again on Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays from 12noon – 5 pm.

We have our own key to the room, However if the key person is absent please go to reception on level 3 and ask them for the key. Speakers will be stored in the cupboard with the combination lock. If you need the combination please let us know and we will let you know.

Please ensure that if you are the last ones to leave (do not assume someone else will be coming after you on the same day) make sure you roll up the vinyl mats if you have used them and put them to the side. and also to pack up the speakers. We have lost speakers before and do not want it to happen again.

In-case RMIT security arrives to check if we have booked the room, there will be a copy of our booking sheets inside our cupboard. As the weeks go on please remove the past dates from the plastic pockets. The sheets will be put in 3 different pocket for the 3 different days. (Tues, Thurs, Fri) Please note that there are days which we do not have the room. These dates will be posted on this page below.

Remember that everyone uses this room and we want to make sure that we can all have a fun time training together so keep it clean.

Funkadelic Committee

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Days that Edward Jackson will not be opened for us.

Tuesdays:
April 26
May 17
Aug 9 & 16
Nov 1 & 15

Thursdays:
March 10
May 19

Fridays:
April 22
May 20
Dec 16 & 23

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Time
Monday, March 7 · 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Location
RMIT building 8 level 3 Conference room.

Dearest fellow funkers!!!

Welcome to 2011, Funkadelics second year.

Thank you all for joining us and for those from 2010 welcome back to another funking awesome year to come.

So we are going to kick off the year with a new tradition which we hope to keep for the years to come.

So come along, hear from the committee, get to know each other and become part of the FNDS family!!

At this event we will be giving you all information for the year to come and also get your ideas.

Finger foods and drinks will be provided and as always there will be music for us to dance teach and learn with each other!!!

So make some time and come down even if its just for an hour or two

The venue is the conference room in building 8 on level 3 across the hall way from the gym. If your lost just give us a call on 0401 585 350

Much love and respect
2010 FNDS Family

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Images from the day!