DETROIT (WWJ) – What do you get when you combine 60’s R&B music with aerobics? Funkacize!

Detroit native actress Ella Joyce, best known for her role as Eleanor in the 90’s sitcom “Roc,” is back home for her Funkacize Work Out Party — a class designed for middle aged people.

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“They love the music that they don’t get to hear hardly anymore, they love the idea of doing the dances — almost in the Zumba style of aerobic exercise. So, you come for an hour, you build up a sweat and you start becoming functional and flexible again. I have people in the class that are even in their 70s,” Joyce told WWJ’s Stephanie Davis.

Joyce said she’ll be teaching classic dances such as the Mash Potatoes and Boogaloo.

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“What I’ve devised are all of the dances — and a lot of them came out of Detroit, I highlight Detroit with Funkacize because that’s where I was raised — so, I’m teaching a lot of the basic dances that we don’t get to do anymore,” she said.

Funkacize takes place Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. at BAM Studio on Livernois in Detroit. The cost is $20.

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