Fresh Funk

Fresh Funk

With over 300 participants, Fresh Funk is Canberra’s leading hip-hop and contemporary dance program. Classes are available for all ages and skill levels. Fresh Funk is about dancing, co-ordination, and enjoyment, with an emphasis on fun, fitness, and friendship.  To register for Fresh Funk classes, please fill in the Enquiry Form below and the Fresh Funk Director will be in contact.

Fresh Funk Shows

Fresh Funk’s performance program produces a show at the end of each semester. Each show is a multi-faceted spectacular, rather than a “recital” – with a current theme relevant to young people, often adapted from well-known stories. Performed on stage at Erindale College by more than 300 Fresh Funk students; with each class getting multiple routines that speak to the show narrative which are learnt, practised, and developed into choreographed pieces through the semester. The use of video components, specialised lighting effects and staging come together with cutting-edge choreography to create a huge “wow” factor and forms the unique Fresh Funk experience for both audience and dancers.

Young Choreographers Initiative

Fresh Faced has become a centrepiece of the Fresh Funk program. Running every semester for over 20 years, the initiative offers emerging choreographers the opportunity to develop and perform an original dance work as part of the “Fresh Faced” showcase. From contemporary pieces to well-known musical theatre gems, and hip-hop anthems, each piece has its own theme with each young choreographer taking full control over all the elements of the creative process, from movement to lighting design and costumes. Fresh Faced is offered to the program’s advanced dancers as a free development project and applications are open to students who are keen to learn how a professional would create a show. The opportunity provides valuable insights into the professional dance industry and gets students working outside their comfort zone and with dancers from outside their normal class groups. 


Meet the Tutors

Leena Wall
Brittany Landon
Charly Lehmensich
Chanelle Smith
David Nery
Noah Gorrell
Danica Spitaler
Lucy Nugent
Carmen Rush

About Fresh Funk

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Fresh Funk Program Structure

Fresh Funk offers fun classes which cater for dancers of all levels. “Littlies” and Introduction classes introduce the basic elements of dance, and the graduated performance program offers a...

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Fresh Funk Success

As Canberra’s first hip-hop dance and choreographic development program, Fresh Funk has paved the way for young dancers to learn, explore and create in hip-hop and contemporary dance styles for...

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History of Fresh Funk

In 1998 Caroline ‘Leena’ Wall and Geza Szanto, Year 12 students at Erindale College decided to enter their School into the ACT Rock Eisteddfod.  This experience in choreography, producing and...