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.
“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.
“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.
For more information, visit www.ellajoyce.com/funkacize.