Learn All The Fun Dances
With Soul Sister Ella Joyce!
FUNKaCIZETM - A new way to exercise & have FUN.
SPECIALIZED for active older adults.
RECLAIM a soulful culture, from a soulful past.
Soul MUSIC from the 60s & 70s is truly a treasured legacy, beloved around the globe. Studies have found that Soul Music, specifically, soothes the mind, spirit, and deep memory, enhancing one's mood, providing energy, and possibly comforting those with early signs of dementia and alzheimers. It's happy music, which simply makes people feel good.
Soul DANCES of the era, perfectly reflect the music. It gave birth to an array of lively, rhythmic, moves, grooves, and dances - adorned with fun-loving names. Re-live, get fit, and most important, have some fun! Parents, even kids, love learning the popular neighborhood dances -- bringing smiles to faces, tickles to the spirit, and funk to the soul.
Radiant actress, Ella Joyce, personally teaches a variety of classic, cool dances from the 60s & 70s, in easy, aerobic-style, funky, follow-along, dance routines. She has created her own trademarked technique (TM), to wake up the middle-aged body, and gently nudge the middle-aged spirit, into having fun again. Her technique equation is:
FUN+ExerCISE (2funkySOUL Music) = FUNKaCIZETM
You don't have to be a trained dancer to want to dance . You don't have to start with a perfect body. You don't even need a dance partner. Just a need to "boogie", and a desire to have some fun. Improved physical fitness, improved posture, balance, flexibility, and muscle tone will merely be a welcomed side-effect of this regular activity.
Remember the red light, basement parties? Funkacize serves as a joyous mood enhancer, sweating away the blahs for just one quick hour. It's a great activity to bring friends, or guests from out-of-town, looking for something fun and different to do on a Friday nite. Most people cannot do The Twist, without breaking into a huge smile! And smiles are good for the soul, sparked by Soul Music.
In an easy atmosphere with no one to judge, you can laugh, recall, and learn some of the era's most fun, soulful neighborhood dances from a proud, authentic Soul Sister, (straight out of Detroit & Chicago). She's a favorite actress to many, known for her ageless beauty, and youthful vitality.
It's a SockHoP PARTY !
The Best Hour in Town.
Come alone. Bring Friends. Bring a Date.
Bring Guests from out-of-town ---- they'll love you for it!
Joy, FUN, & Flexibity
FUNKACIZE FEELS GOOD
Last class Tonite
March 30, 2018
in NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
**a one-hour dance work-out**
Taught by ELLA JOYCE
thru end of MAR. 2018
at EVOLUTION DANCE STUDIOS
at 8:O0PM sharp
10816 Burbank Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Only $10 per class (1-Hour)
SockHOP STYLE CLASS (Must sign Waiver. Must dance in socks.)
BEST HOUR IN TOWN
returns June 15th, 2018.
(no classes in Calif. during April/May.
Regular Friday nites will resume June 15th, 2018)
do check back for possible Funkacize Classes in Chicago, IL- during April/May.
Always the BEST HOUR IN TOWN
The FUNKACIZE NEWSLETTER & this Website keeps you informed.
FUNKACIZETM is ALWAYS A
"SOCK-HOP Style" Dance class
(Must dance in thick, cozy, sweat socks.)
Prepare to sweat!
Dancing & Bopping to SOUL MUSIC
MEMBERS Please read your Funkacize Newsletter for details.
How do you become a Member?
Just attend one Friday nite class, AND register a deliverable email address for the FUNKACIZE NEWSLETTER/Ella Joyce FAN CLUB.
Exercise with Ella Joyce. Know whenever she appears in a play, or film, by receiving the Newsletter.
visit PHOTO Gallery- http://www.msthingproductions.com/funkacize-gallery.php?
Photos at MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Funkacize-Soul-Dancing/photos/
In North Hollywood, CA, on Fridays 8PM at EVOLUTION DANCE STUDIO
see more photos: https://www.meetup.com/North-Hollywood-FUNKACIZE/photos/
**whenever Class is cancelled, or the schedule changes, it will be posted here.**
Please VISIT Actress' MOVIE DATA BASE:
(check this site again for updates)
Ella Joyce receives Ovation Award, for the role of Ruby in August Wilson's "King Hedley II", directed by Michele Shay, produced by Sophina Brown, at The Matrix Theater.
are AVAILABLE TO BOOK.
(for Birthday Parties, special Events, Holidays
SEND PARTY INQUIRIES to: [email protected]
**Throw a FUNKACIZETM PARTY**
FUNKACIZETM is designed to be held at Dance Studios with mirrors, hard floors, & high performance sound system..
CELEBRATES 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY in Oct. 2018
Originally launched in October 2014.
Hosted by Ella Joyce & Dan Martin.
MEMBERS READ YOUR FUNKACIZE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFO.
Keep checking this page for updates.
FUN+ExerCISE 2FunkySoul Music=FUNKaCIZE
FUNKACIZETM IS OFFICIALLY TRADEMARKED.
FUNKACIZE KEEPS YOU FLEXIBLE.
Our LOCATION is: EVOLUTION STUDIOS, 10816 Burbank Bl, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (near Vineland Ave). (one hour) free parking on street. Walk to rear entrance. Class held Fridays-8pm.
in DETROIT: BAM DANCE STUDIO, 19954 Livernois Ave., Detroit - when visited.
To bring a little joy & FUN to older folks.
To encourage movement & flexibility, for the aging body.
To teach & celebrate authentic, Black-American, SOUL dances.
To savor the originality of the culture.
To cultivate "music appreciation".
To rejuvenate the spirit.
To spark life into underserved communities.
To cherish & reclaim, with pride, our soulful past.
FUNKACIZE IS OFFICIALLY TRADEMARKED BY THE UNITED STATES PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE.