Fusion Center Bemidji
Our main focus is YOUR DANCER. No, really! It is!
We want every dancer to reach their personal potential, and have a good time getting there. We work hard to create challenging and effective class curriculum, strength training programs, and choreography based on our CURRENT student enrollment.
Our year is broken up in four main sections: 1.) Dancer Assessment and foundation building; 2.) Choreography; 3.) Performance; and 4.) Cultivating Creativity
Our classes are capped to keep student to teacher ratios low optimizing the most out of our classroom experience.
Teeny Toes (Ages 2 1/2 -3)
A class designed for our little ones! These dancers are learning movement, coordination, and how to follow group activities. However, they need a different touch than a 4 to 5 year old class. Hence, we developed Teeny Toes! This class will have more energetic games and play, all while teaching all the important foundations of dance. A little less quiet time, and a little more fun!
*Class capped at 8 students.
Itty Bitty Ballerinas: (Ages 4-5)
At this age, dance should be about learning to nurture creativity in movement. Developing coordination, combined with learning basic positions and terminology are the building blocks of our creative dance curriculum. Our classes will challenge the students both mentally and physically, yet still keep that sense of creativity for all forms of dance. They will build a foundation in ballet, jazz, tap, movement, rhythm, and body placement.
*Class capped at 12 students.
Tiny Ballerinas: (Ages 6-7)
With all the basic foundations of our "Itty Bitty Ballerina" class, we will be taking these dancers to the next level. A restructured curriculum to include more ballet, jazz, tap, and technical training.
*Class capped at 12 students.
Acro Classes: (Multi-ages & Levels)
A great combination of acrobatics and dance. Acro dance teaches foundations for dance tricks in the areas of: handstands, bridge work, cartwheels, arials, needles, tumbling, freezes, etc. Contains flexibility training, as well. All classes are tailored to each individual's current level of strength and range of motion. Exercises are done in a gentle progression for the safety of our dancers' bodies.
Junior Combo: (Ages 8-11)
These classes are designed to introduce your student to a variety of styles and foundations of dance. We will cover Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop throughout the dance season.
For students interested in building their technical training. First semester will be more Ballet structured. Second semester will be more focused on Lyrical Choreography and movement.
These classes are designed to introduce your student to a variety of styles and foundations of dance. We will cover Jazz and Tap throughout the dance season.
A high energy class with emphasis on fun, attitude and the opportunity to develop your own sense of style. The main focus of this is class is developing performance quality and musicality. Move to the beats of the latest songs as you learn hot combinations and footwork.
This style of dance combines ballet technique and the soul of jazz with a contemporary edge. This class is intended for more advanced students who are ready to explore the connection of music, lyrics, and movement. Students learn techniques based on contemporary and modern dance. Combinations are choreographed as interpretation of the music's lyrics, and students will learn how to use emotion through their dance movements. Lyrical style is commonly known for portraying emotions an audience can feel.
This class brings energy and life to all who dance it. Jazz is based on the natural movement of the body and is designed to increase body control and coordination. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, rib-cage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Musicality and performance skills are taught through a series of dance combinations. You will soon be addicted to the playful edge of this style.
The core basis for all forms of dance. Works on balance, correct placement, and developing a dancer’s center. Basic foot and arm positions will be mastered, along with a structured set of barre exercises, stretches, and center floor work which will include introductory turns and jumps. Postural placement, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality will be emphasized in an age appropriate manner.
Classes focused on developing up to date dance skills and combinations including turns, jumps, and leaps. These classes will include the drills and fine tuning needed to master these elements.
This course is designed especially for the specific needs of dancers for an extensive flexibility & strength training program. Students will learn proper stretching form and technique, while continually working on increasing his/her range of motion through dynamic, static, and resistance stretching. In addition, students will partake in a strength training program to include isolated toning exercises and cardio conditioning. In order to be a strong dancer, you must have a strong body! This program is intended to help a student’s core strength, power, stamina, anaerobic potential, and to aid in the prevention of dance related injuries. This class is a must for all committed students. You will definitely see a dramatic improvement in your dancing abilities!