New Dance Studio Set To Open In Edison

FUNKtion’s Christina and Eric Samson together with Benny Ninja, Coach, Instructor and Judge on America's Next Top Model (Photo courtesy of FUNKtion)

FUNKtion’s Christina and Eric Samson together with Benny Ninja, Coach, Instructor and Judge on America’s Next Top Model (Photo courtesy of FUNKtion)

EDISON – A new dance studio is coming to Edison. FUNKtion Dance Studio will hold an open house on Sunday, June 2, from noon-4 p.m.

FUNKtion is a non-competition studio that concentrates on catering to the industry dancer as well as the recreational dancer. Classes range from the beginner through advanced from kids to adults. FUNKtion offers classes that teach students a plethora of styles, specializing in Popping, B-boying (breaking), Locking, House, Waacking, Voguing, New Jack Swing (aka Hip Hop), Street Jazz (choreography classes), Heels (Industry dance),Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, and are adding more classes as demand increases.

They also offer “Open” drop in style classes where young adults and adults can drop in and take a class without the worries or pressures of having to sign up for long term classes. Once the Edison location is open, the FUNKtion Dance Complex will have two studios to offer classes throughout the year.

Co-Owner/Managing Director Christina Rak-Samson has been dancing for over 25 years performing and continuing her dance education in New York City and New Jersey. She has been teaching dance as well as choreographing throughout the tri-state area for the past 15 years. Rak-Samson has also appeared on several television commercials, print ads, and preformed in and choreographed numerous plays and productions. She will be choreographing Spamalot for Plays-In-The-Park this summer.

Christina’s husband, Eric Samson, Co-Owner / Artistic Director, studied with teachers that taught styles from the Hip Hop culture.

The FUNKtion Dance Complex is located at Mill Plaza 2595 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison. For more information, call 732-90-FUNK-1 or visit

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