New dance studio bringing the Funk to Function Junction 

A brand new local dance studio will open its doors officially with an in-house public reception next weekend.

Soul Funktion Dance Studio Inc. is taking over space behind the Home Hardware in Function Junction previously occupied by the Whistler Martial Arts Centre and a pilates studio.

The dance studio is a new venture for owner and creative director Codi Dalen, formerly an instructor with the Whistler Dance Academy. Dalen will employ six instructors and offer classes in ballet, tap, jazz, salsa, ballroom, hip-hop and breakdancing, and East India bhangra.

A veteran dancer who has worked in Los Angeles and Las Vegas Dalen was drawn to Whistler a little over a year ago for personal reasons and quickly established herself in the local scene. Running her own studio, she says has "always been a dream."

Dalen says two key differences between Soul Funktion and her previous place of employment will be in the way of fee structures and class structures.

The studio’s open house will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 8. Pre-registration will be accepted for all ages for a one-week summer session running August 23 — 27.

Soul Funktion’s regular autumn sessions will kick off in mid-September. For more information call 604-966-4645.


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