• Hello & Welcome!

  • Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor

    -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

     

    Monsters Dance is thrilled to present its new eMpower Program, a fun and supportive hiphop dance class and party for dancers with special needs.

     

    Monsters tours the country with world renowned hiphop choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles, and much more!

     

    In keeping with its mission to provide dancers with real opportunities, these unique eMpower classes, held on Friday evening in as many cities as possible, will allow dancers with special needs the chance to express themselves in a fun and safe environment, free of charge.

     

    All are welcome to join our dance family with the goal to "eMpower" the artist within each individual. No previous dance classes required.

     

     

  • COME JOIN US

    Please let us know which city you'll be attending by completing the form below!

    eMpower sessions will be held from 5pm-7pm on the following dates.

    Once registered, further details will be emailed to you directly.

     

    DENVER, CO | November 3, 2017 at the Westin Westminster

    10600 Westminster Blvd
    Westminster, CO 80020
    (303) 410-5000

     

    ATLANTA, GA | November 10, 2017 at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown

    165 Courtland St NE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    (404) 659-6500

    CHICAGO, IL | November 17, 2017 at the Westin Chicago North Shore

    601 N Milwaukee Ave
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 777-6500

     

    MYSTIC, CT | December 1, 2017 at the Marriott Mystic Hotel & Spa

    625 North Road (Route 117)
    Groton, CT 06340
    (860) 446-2600

     

    More coming soon!

  • WHO WE ARE

    Monsters Dance was started by Andy and Becky Funk with Becky’s sister, Angie Worley. Collectively, the three developed the unique concept for Monsters Dance based on Becky and Angie’s background in competitive dance, and Andy’s experience in business and marketing. They saw a need, took a chance and created a Monster!

     

    While Monsters has grown tremendously, the company always strives to maintain the family environment on which it was built.

    BECKY & ANDY FUNK

    DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

     

    Yes, that’s really his last name! Andy graduated from Towson State University in 1996 with a double major in Mass Communications and Communication Studies. He worked in a variety of areas from freight logistics and non-profit development to baseball tour guide and major event planning.

     

    In 2002, he left his full-time job to run the family business, a dance studio in Maryland that he and his wife started three years earlier. The entrepreneurial bug would not allow him to stop there and with the help of his wife and sister-in-law, they created Monsters Dance in 2003.

     

    Driven largely by the experience of losing his brother, Alan, to Leukemia in 1990, Andy continues to work hard to make a positive impact and create meaningful opportunities for dancers and individuals throughout the world.

     

    Becky is the dancer in the Funk family and the reason why Monsters exists. Had it not been for Becky leaving her job as a Health Educator to open a dance studio, the idea would have probably never come up. Becky graduated from Towson State University in 1997 with a B.S. degree in Health Science.

     

    After spending so many years dancing competitively, she saw a need for more hip hop classes on the convention circuit and more career opportunities for hip hop dancers. This vision lead to the development of Monsters’ unique format and mission.

     

    In addition to managing two businesses and coaching tee ball, Becky and Andy love spending time with their three boys!

  • TESTIMONIALS

    I think starting something like this and trying to make it nationwide is super cool because if you just give these kids and adults a chance - to put them in there in their hiphop gear and let them dance with everyone - I think people will be amazed and inspired. I think only good things can come come from it.

    -Atlanta eMpower parent

    Giving all the kids like (my son) Layne, kids with disabilities, an opportunity to participate in the same programs that our other kids do...

    for me as his mom that's the most important thing, because as soon as he starts moving or gets up there on stage, it just melts my heart.

    -Christy Schultz, studio owner & parent to Layne, Alan Funk Award recipient

  • CONNECT WITH US

    Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST

    Limited phone support on the Fridays of event dates.

     

     

     

     

    Call us 888-566-6787

    Email info@monstersdance.com