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    Funk Format

    About Us

    Funk Format are Portsmouth based?authentic street dance specialists?with a mission to?enable the creative and innovative?potential of young people and adults through urban dance, physical forms of movement and music.

    With 20 years of experience, we pride ourselves to be the most accomplished organisation in Hampshire with officially?qualified Authentic Street Dance teaching specialists. We continue to raise the standards for quality teaching of dance.

    We offer:
    – inspirational and inclusive street dance workshops in schools and community spaces
    – awe-spiring breakin’ (break dance) performances for a variety of audiences
    – hip-hop and urban arts projects for young and adults
    – continuous personal development training for aspiring dance performers and theatre practitioners

    Classes, School Visits and Workshops

    In our fun filled?classes?and workshops we are passionate to teach you more than just moves. Our Street Dance experts will teach you the origins and history of street dance styles as well as giving you the opportunity to express your own personality through freestyle. Learning to understand your own body and the styles of movement will transform your dance ability.
    Working in collaboration with the Portsmouth City Council’s Health and Wellbeing team, East Hants District Council and the?Radian Community, we focus on improving physical and mental health wellbeing across the region.

    We are proud to have been featured on the BBC News and the BBC’s Blue Peter series (with Prodigal Theatre Parkour team.) Even have the badge to prove it.

    Choreography and?Performances

    We can provide you with choreography and performances.
    Our choreography ranges from making your wedding extra special by choreographing your first dance, to big corporate events such as the opening of The Ideal Home Show at Earls Court.
    Our choreographers worked with artists such as Boy George,?Beyonce, Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue, and Sean Paul.
    Three of our younger students were featured in the music video of Boy George. Looks awesome, see here: Videos

    If you would like to book us for a performance we can provide you with shows done by our team of street dance experts and professional dancers, as well as small scale performances by our talented students.

    Our Founder

    Sasha?‘Mr Sasha’ Biloshisky a Russian born, UK based performer, teacher, choreographer, movement artist and entrepreneur is a member of the Floor Crusaders crew. His main hip hop dance foundation is Bboying (Breakin’), however he pursues other styles such as House, Hip-Hop dance and Popping.

    Sasha is currently the official founder of the ArtGility – an innovative fusion of parkour, urban dance,?technology and?theatre. While touring internationally with ‘UPG Team’?for 8 years, Sasha became a co-founder of the ‘Performance Parkour (2PK)’.

    Sasha has worked with artists Sean Paul, Kylie Minogue, Boy George, Alesha Dixon and Stacey Solomon.?He has choreographed and produced shows touring the UK appearing at Festivals including Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight and Edinburgh?Fringe. Also he has performed in numerous shows all over the world including as a member of the professional cast for the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony and starred in the West End production of ‘Daddy Cool’.

    As a founder of the social enterprise ‘Funk Format Trust’, he inspires and guides young people from?disadvantaged?backgrounds using urban dance and performance parkour. His enterprise is currently supported by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Big Lottery Fund, Lloyds Bank, East Hampshire District Council and Radian.

    ‘Mr. Sasha’ specifically focuses on preservation of the street dance foundations and educates his students not only on how to naturally move with the music, but also how to express themselves authentically with close attention to other dance styles and movement forms. He shares his experience, inspires and educates other dance teachers and professionals. Sasha is a regular?lecturer?at the worlds first Street Dance Teacher Diploma and?also a one of the specialist consultants for the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. (ISTD)

    Mr Sasha’s skills, experience and enthusiastic attitude brings artistic productions vision from concept to reality as he works closely with creative talents of all genres and styles. He is available for workshops and bookings all over the world.

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