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WHAT IS URBAN FUNK?

URBAN: (adjective): denoting or relating to popular dance music  FUNK: (noun): music that combines elements of rhythm and blues and soul music
Urban Funk™ is the award winning, streetdance fitness workout that has been a part of the UK fitness consciousness for over a decade.  It is a uniquely designed class that enables participants to experience a freestyle, hiphop dance orientated workout with levels of choreography usually found on stage or on the screen.  Get fit, burn fat and dance yourself to a better version of you.
Developed by platinum award winning choreographer & fitness professional, Richard Callender and presented by top national and international talent, the genuinely cool workout is all about creating an environment where your moves, mindset and music match.  We are a collective that have always been passionate about making hiphop dance accessible, fun and part of a healthy lifestyle.  We agree, it is good to dance like no one is watching, but sometimes it’s fun to dance like they are.

URBAN FUNK   …#bringingthebeatback

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Urban Funk training courses are designed to give you the confidence, skills, tools, choreography and showmanship to create a dance workout second to none.

UF SHOP

Visit the official Urban Funk online shop to purchase your apparel, buy your event tickets or book onto the instructor training courses.

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Contact us for further information on courses, bookings, apparel or instructor support.

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES

Become an official Urban Funk instructor and open yourself up to a world of new group fitness and dance  possibilities. Learn how to choreograph inspiring hiphop routines, teach amazing classes and instill confidence in your class community with help from our team of world class trainers. 

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EVENTS

Urban Underground dance fitness events were created to bring people together to experience a range of dance classes suitable for everyone.  Join us as we bring some top dance instructors and choreographers to one venue, with great music and hundreds of dancers of all levels.  Come play, dance hard and let the music journey begin…

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masterclasses

The Urban Funk National Crew are available to host Masterclasses at your gym, studio or venue of choice.  Booking a Masterclass means bringing one of our top instructors to your place to showcase an Urban Funk workout, empower your members, create a buzz and leave your venue rocking. Availability is strictly limited, so contact us today.

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 UPCOMING SCHEDULE

URBAN FUNK DIARY

LONDON/HERTS  –  11TH MAY 2019       URBAN FUNK INSTRUCTOR COURSE      9AM-6PM
MANCHESTER  –      12TH MAY 2019        URBAN FUNK INSTRUCTOR COURSE      9AM-6PM
 

SMALL PRINT

 

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Urban Funk does not authorise: the reproduction, storage in a retrieval system or modification of any of the material accessed from this website, making any of the material accessed from this website available over a network or sharing system the creation of any work that has been derived from this website unless it is authorised by national or international law. This does not apply to material on other servers linked to this one.

If you wish to apply for permission to use any of the material found on the Urban Funk website, please contact us directly via info@richardc277.sg-host.com

Urban Funk (and/or affiliates operating under the brand of) assume no responsibility or liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred as a result of any use or reliance upon the information and material contained within or downloaded from this website.

Hypertext links to third party websites outside of the Urban Funk official website are provided for the convenience of users only. We are not responsible for content and cannot verify the accuracy or appropriateness of any of the information held within these third party websites – this is solely the responsibility of the publisher of the third party website and/or the visitor to the site.

Any and all views and opinions expressed on third party websites are not the views and opinions of Urban Funk. We cannot grant permission to use material found on third party websites, therefore we advise you to view their specific terms and conditions of use.

Please read all general Terms and Conditions in full before enrolling on a training course/workshop/event, as they apply to all bookings and are deemed incorporated into your contract with Urban Funk. They do not affect your statutory rights.

Prior to booking, you will need to confirm that you have accessed our website, read all relevant details and/or talked with one of our support team, to decide if training to become an Urban Funk instructor is suitable to your needs and requirements. While we will do all that we can to help you make the right choice, the final decision is yours and we cannot be held responsible for your ability to complete the training or execution afterwards.  Only instructors/teachers qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, with valid insurance and relevant experience may undertake training with Urban Funk.  Failure to meet this criteria may result in cancellation of your course attendance or termination of your license if you have completed a designated training course without refund.

Successfully completing the Urban Funk training course will grant you permission to use the Urban Funk branding, activate your license for 2 years to teach the concept and enable you access to marketing and copyright material for the same duration.

All existing Urban Funk instructors must re-attend a training course (Refresher) before being granted permission to teach branded Urban Funk classes if your training course was completed before 2015.

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Cancellation

By booking your place on the course, you are agreeing to undertake your training. You have the right to cancel your training course (event bookings are final, please see terms and conditions for events), providing we receive the request in writing within 14 days of you making your booking. After 14 days of booking, no cancellations are permitted and no refunds will be given.

Deferrals

Booking an Urban Funk training course is very much like booking a holiday: once a place is sold to one person, it becomes unavailable to others. The closer to the designated date, the more difficult it is to sell the place to someone else. If you get into a situation where you feel you must defer your booked date on a practical course or assessment, we will do everything we can to accommodate your request. However, there may be an administration charge.

If you fail to contact us to arrange a deferral prior to a course, you will forfeit your place and will therefore be required to pay for the course again if you wish to re-book. If, owing to unforeseen circumstances, Urban Funk finds it necessary to change the agreed date or venue for a practical course or assessment, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible and will take reasonable steps to book you onto the earliest available practical course or assessment convenient to you.

Assessments

When taking a course or any written assessment, if you are unsuccessful with your first attempt you will be given the opportunity to re-take the practical or re-submit video evidence free of charge. However, subsequent retakes and re-submissions will incur a charge

 

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our FACES OF FUNK

Meet some members of the UF National Training Crew who choreograph, teach, educate and inspire participants and instructors around the world with Urban Funk and across many different disciplines.
JO (PARRY) ALI
JO (PARRY) ALI

Master Trainer

Jo is an International Fitness Presenter with almost 20 years of fitness experience, a BSc Health & Fitness degree and countless strings to her multi talented bow.

RICHARD CALLENDER
RICHARD CALLENDER

Creative Director

Richard is an award winning trainer/choreographer who brings endless energy to classes, clients and fitpros on a daily basis.

NIKKIE RIOZZI
NIKKIE RIOZZI

Master Trainer

Nikkie has been involved in the dance and fitness industry since 1994, renowned not only for her flawless teaching but her unique style and friendly approach.

STACEY JACQUES
STACEY JACQUES

National Coordinator

National Coordinator for Urban Funk training courses, events, masterclasses, launches and everything else outside the box.

KYLE FONTAINE
KYLE FONTAINE

Operations Dude

Kyle is our 'go-to guy' with experience that ranges from tech support to MC'ing at events.

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YOU?

Presenter Winner 2019

The Urban Funk Presenter search is coming. Become an instructor, watch this space and this could be YOU

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I TEACH URBAN FUNK CLASSES

To teach an official Urban Funk you must first attend and successfully complete the Instructor Training Course (ITC) which is a one day intensive course and includes your practical teaching assessment on the day.  Only qualified fitness (Level 2 or above) professionals or certified dance teachers may participate on the course and teach Urban Funk as a class concept.   Upon completion of the course you will be notified within 14 days as to whether you have successfully passed, you will receive your Members Pack and can proceed to teach Urban Funk branded classes nationwide at the venues of your choice.

Urban Funk classes are a blend of streetdance and a cardio based fitness workout.  The award winning concept was originally designed to be freestyle in nature, but with so much demand for pre-choreography we have developed the program to cater for both the innovative dancer or the pre-choreography comfortable instructor.  In short, you teach your class in your own unique and match it to either our blocks of choreography or develop your own.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A LICENSE FEE OR ADDITIONAL COSTS AFTER THE COURSE?

Your Urban Funk certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of your training course and this includes your license fee which covers the same period.  After paying for the instructor training course, the only ongoing fee you will pay is for access to the Urban Funk members choreography library on an annual basis.  This is not mandatory, however if you choose to sign up for the library within 30 days of successfully passing the course, you will receive a discount on your ongoing annual fee.

We expect our instructors to stay up-to-date with their fitness knowledge, develop their skills and remain professional at all times. Urban Funk wants its instructors to be known for being creative, dynamic, passionate and powerful individuals. To help instructors achieve and maintain this level, we will aim to provide numerous opportunities for continuing education and require all Urban Funk instructors to refresh their skills every two years  in order to renew their instructor certificate.

What support do we get?

After you have become an official Urban Funk instructor, you will have access to the Urban Funk websites’ Members Area where you can view new class choreography (if you have signed up library access), download official marketing materials, read articles, get tips from the professionals and purchase clothing and merchandise.  Urban Funk was created for dance fitness professionals BY dance fitness professionals and so we will continually be updating our marketing campaigns to best support your business and our brand. The support team are always available to answers your queries and they will help with your class launches, choreography, tech issues and everything inbetween.  

DOES MY VENUE NEED A SPECIAL LICENSE TO BE ABLE TO HOST URBAN FUNK CLASSES?

No.  We don’t believe in confining you to teaching Urban Funk classes at any one venue, so your instructor license allows you to teach unlimited classes wherever and whenever you like.  This puts you firmly in the driving seat, removes you from financial restriction and allows you to market your business more effectively for both yourself and your prospective audience.

HOW DO I FIND A CLASS TO ATTEND NEAR ME?

With the emphasis being placed on the multitude of individual instructors launching and marketing their classes in an area, it is difficult to list all venues that are home to Urban Funk.  However, you can use search engines or social media to find classes nearby and then verify the identity of the instructor to ensure they are officially certified and insured to teach.  If your club/gym/studio does not have Urban Funk on the schedule, then ask them to contact us about hosting a masterclass for the members or training for the instructors.

what if i can't make the dates or locations of the training courses?

Instructor training courses are run across the UK at various sites and these may not always be convenient.  We will be expanding the course listing throughout the remainder of the year, so either travel to join us or please be patient while we develop new relationships with host venues.  You can always enquire about arranging an external course at your venue or for a group of fitness/dance professionals to suit both parties.  The minimum number of attendees is 8, maximum attendees is 20 and group discounts are applicable.   Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

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