Southport FUNdamentals

3827 N. Southport AveChicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-857-5386
Business Hours: Hours vary; open for programs; check website for programs taking place that dayEmail: hello@southportFUNdamentals.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

Southport FUNdamentals is a community center located in the Southport Corridor neighborhood dedicated to MAKING LEARNING FUN for kids of all ages (that means grown-ups too)! 

We offer a huge range of classes including music and dance, arts and crafts, sewing and knitting, fitness, professional development as well as birthday party space rental! 

Music & Dance: We offer music and dance classes that are fun and good for both your brain and body. Our instructors strive to create a space that is inclusive and welcoming to all, where everyone can develop their skills and express themselves. 

Cooking & Baking: Those of us with experience in the kitchen know how much joy gets poured in when preparing a meal for someone else, so we provide a warm and welcoming environment for our students to learn, grow, and connect with one another. When working with young learners in the kitchen, we sneak in math and science lessons (it's never a bad time to talk about fractions, right?) and stick to simple recipes to help our young chefs gain confidence! 

Tinkering: We believe that "tinkering" is a fun way to get young learners interested in engineering. When faced with fixing something that is broken, we take things apart, read instruction manuals, share ideas respectfully, watch videos of others solving similar problems, and always focus on safety. While sharing the sheer thrill of repairing something that wasn't working before, our instructors teach the properties of materials and the importance of testing. Most importantly, we teach the fundamentals of creative problem-solving. 

Sewing, Knitting & Crochet: Mending a loose button or a rip in your pants is a critical life skill, not to mention an awesome feeling! We are here to teach the fundamentals of sewing, knitting, and crochet (as well as how to fold a fitted sheet for anyone interested!) in a judgment-free and patient environment. The fun part is seeing the shining eyes of the student who holds up their finished project! 

Movement & Exercise: Moving your body is essential for both physical and mental health. We want to help you enjoy the process of getting fit and staying healthy. We offer a variety of classes taught by skilled instructors who focus on yoga, dance, and strength and conditioning classes. All our classes, especially those related to movement and exercise, are judgment free spaces. 

Arts & Crafts: We provide our students the opportunity to explore and discover their creative potential in a fun and supportive setting. Our instructors will guide students through artistic adventures, such as turning something plain into something amazing! Our mission is to provide an environment where our students can express themselves and release their inner artists. 

Languages: Learning a language is an exciting and rewarding journey and we want to help open doors for members of our community. We offer group foreign language practice sessions that focus on the flow of conversation. Our language-focused sessions are meant to be a relaxed environment for students to practice with others. 

Personal and Professional Growth: We offer classes for adults that are designed to foster growth, curiosity, and understanding. We offer classes on a range of topics such as DE&I, art, history, leadership, business-focused legal issues, finance, and more. Our classes are taught by experienced professionals who have an in-depth knowledge of their subject matter and want to help students "level up" while having fun.