Contemporary dance class combines concepts of modern dance with ballet and popular dance styles. It employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisational tasks meant to engage the creative side of the dancer. Using structured and specific sequences dancers will sharpen their bodies and minds, while dancing low and with athletic flow. Level 2 requires dancers to be in additional classes weekly including ballet.

Contemporary Open level Adult 15+yrs

This Contemporary class combines elements of several genres including modern, release, and more. It employs contact-release, floor work, all set to diverse and hype music with fun drills to develop musicality. This class will hone and challenge your dance patterns, and will include floor work and jumps and turns, and is designed for dancers of all levels.
Students will learn combos,  technique and across the floor sequences as well. The class will include floor work, and is geared towards movement quality and fluidity within new patterns.
It is open level, so movements will be layered for a range of experience levels.

Class is 1h 15min and cost is $110

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

 

Contemporary Inter/adv.

This class weaves release technique, floorwork, modern dance techniques and more into a rich class that explores a variety of movement styles. The classes vary from fluid lyrical movements to athletic leaps and jumps, street styles, fancy footwork, and intricate hand and arm movements. The aim is to create an adventurous dance experience that incorporates a down to earth aesthetic with a contemporary outlook.

Class is fast-paced, athletic and designed for dancers with a background in dance, intended for movers looking for a more complex and challenging class physically and mentally.
For dancers that want to try a drop-in, please email for details. slavadancefusion@gmail.com

Cost is $115

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

 

DanceFusion Open level 10-12yrs

Slava is excited to offer this fun, upbeat class combining elements of several genres including contemporary, lyrical jazz, ballet, street styles and more.  Dancers listen to a wide variety of music including current popular music and develop musicality thru movement. This class will hone and challenge your dance patterns, and will include floor work and jumps and turns, and is designed for dancers of all levels. Students will learn combos, choreography and technique as well.

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

Cost is $95+gst

 

Contemporary Inter/adv. 15yrs+

This class weaves release technique, floorwork, modern dance techniques and more into a rich class that explores a variety of movement styles. The classes vary from fluid lyrical movements to athletic leaps and jumps, street styles, fancy footwork, and intricate hand and arm movements, and partner work. The aim is to create an adventurous dance experience that incorporates a down to earth aesthetic with a contemporary outlook.

Class is fast paced, athletic and will include conditioning for enhanced floorwork. It is designed for experienced movers looking for a more complex and challenging class physically and mentally.

Students must be enrolled in 3+ classes a week to enrol in this class, exceptions can be made for experienced movers, email with questions.

We are so excited to welcome Ava Jinjoe to the teaching team. Trained in classical ballet from a young age, Ava is a dedicated instructor, bringing a unique blend of technical precision and artistic flair to class. Fostering a love for dance while nurturing each student’s potential. She has attended and been accepted to numerous dance programs from Kootenay Dance Works in Rossland where she started, to prestigious schools such as Arts Umbrella, Houston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Jorgen. With a career marked by passion, dedication, and a profound love for the art of dance, Ava is excited to join the Dance Fusion team this winter.

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

Contemporary Open 11yrs+

This Contemporary class combines elements of several genres including modern, release, lyrical, and more.  It employs contact-release, floor work, current popular music and fun drills to develop musicality. This class will hone and challenge your dance patterns, and will include floor work and jumps and turns, and is designed for dancers of all levels. Students will learn combos, and technique as well. The class will include floorwork, and is geared towards movement quality and pushing the comfort zone with coordination challenges.

Cloe Comstock will be guest teaching this spring before she heads back to Montreal where she was recently accepted into the highly competitive professional program of École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal.  

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site

 

DF Performance Youth

Placement by audition. Email for information about joining this unique training opportunity.

For dancers ages 15+ with 5+ years of dance experience, including Ballet and Contemporary and HipHop. This group requires dedication to attendance, extra rehearsals, and motivation to work hard at an athletic level and develop leadership skills as well as team building cooperation.
Students need to be enrolled in 4+ classes a week as a pre-requisite, including Contemp Weds 8pm and a Hip Hop class.

DanceFusion 13-17 yrs

Slava weaves her experience with Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Street styles, and more into a rich class that explores a variety of movement styles. The classes vary from fluid lyrical movements to athletic leaps and jumps, classical technique, fancy footwork, and intricate hands and arm movements. She aims to create an adventurous dance experience that incorporates a down to earth aesthetic.

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

Contemporary 8-11yrs

Contemporary is a style of dance that combines elements of several genres including modern, release, classical technique, and more, depending on the instructor and choreography. Often in terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance can combine floorwork and modern dance’s stress on the torso, but is not confined to these techniques. Contemporary at DanceFusion also employs contact-release,  floor work, fall and recovery, emotive qualities and improvisation. We look to be adventurous, curious, relevant and inspiring.
Dancers develop coordination, musicality and artistry. Dancers will develop coordination and musicality.

We are so excited to welcome Ava Jinjoe to the teaching team. Trained in classical ballet from a young age, Ava is a dedicated instructor, bringing a unique blend of technical precision and artistic flair to class. Fostering a love for dance while nurturing each student’s potential. She has attended and been accepted to numerous dance programs from Kootenay Dance Works in Rossland where she started, to prestigious schools such as Arts Umbrella, Houston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Jorgen. With a career marked by passion, dedication, and a profound love for the art of dance, Ava is excited to join the Dance Fusion team.

Class is held at Studio Alive in uphill Nelson.

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

Turns & Jumps

Sharpen your skills with jazz and ballet techniques!  The class includes a dance warm-up that conditions and stretches. Then students drill centre exercises and across-the-floor exercises. Work on skills like pirouettes, Chaîné turns, Piques, Battements, Jetés, Switch Splits, Stag jumps, Attitude Turns and more. This is an excellent technique class that compliments Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, and Acro well.

The class is open level and there will be enough variety to inspire all dancers.
CLASS IS HELD @ STUDIO ALIVE- uphill Nelson.

Spring Term  $ 95.00  + GST

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.

FusionFocus Technique Intermediate 12-16yrs

This is a special spring offering for intermediate students who are dedicated to pushing themselves in their dance training. This is not an open class and is by placement. Email for info.

Dancers must be enrolled in 3+ classes a week this year, and 3 years of continuous prior dance experience in 3+ classes a week. Cloe Comstock will be guest teaching this spring before she heads back to Montreal where she was recently accepted into the highly competitive professional program of École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal.  

The class will cover Contemporary as well as Ballet technique and will be a chance for dancers to push their artistry and skill.

Email for questions about placement.
Dancers needed to be enrolled in 3+ classes a week to be in this Intermediate class.

Please remember to also fill out the Google Registration Form which is separate from the online order. If you do not receive an invoice/receipt in your inbox, check your spam right away!  The link to the form will be in your email or can be found at the top of the Schedule Page or Info page on this site.