About Us

Dance Fusion Elite

Dance Fusion Elite (DFE) is for students’ ages 1-18. DFE is committed to the proper instruction as well as the strong emphasis on technique in the areas of Acro, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz/Funk, Musical Theater, Modern, Pointe, and Hip Hop, however, it offers more than just instructional dance techniques. The structures of the classes are designed to help students gain a deeper awareness of self while being able to express themselves creatively. Through dance and movement exercises, students will learn self discipline, self control and self esteem.

DFE is dedicated to enriching the lives of its participants through the artistic ministry of dance. It is important to us that all of our classes have age appropriate music, choreography and costumes, as we understand the importance of dance being taught while preserving and maintaining the values of being a youth in this day and age. We also strive to provide an authentic approach to instructional dance and a fun, enjoyable experience for all of our students.

DFE has at least two performances a year as well as opportunities to perform in local community events.
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Dance Fusion Elite Competitive Company

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Our competitive company will have the opportunity to compete in the U.S. at regional competitions, conventions and possible Nationals. We will have city wide auditions June 3rd for all dancers 7 and up  (9-11am for 7-9 year olds,  11:30-1:30pm for 10-12 year olds, 2-5pm for 13-18 year olds) and auditions for ages 4-6 years old may be set up by appointment through June 10th.

Dancers planning to audition must come prepared with audition paperwork. Simply email us at  www.DanceFusionTallahassee.com for the audition form as well as details on what the audition will consist of that day, along with a $25 audition fee, and must be prepared to pay the company registration fee of $125 for the year (if selected) that day. **All competitive dancers are required to attend two of the Summer Technique Intensives and a choreography session. (Company members will get a 50% discount on the second intensive.)

2017 is only the 3rd year of going to competitions as DFS Competitive Company and we are just so proud of all of our dancers. We may be new at this, but we are building some pretty incredible foundations. There really is something special we have going on here at Dance Fusion and the hope is to continue to grow and learn how to be better and better each year.
To our Dance Fusion Family, we have so much to be proud of and as always we are so grateful that you can choose to dance anywhere, yet we are THANKFUL that you choose to dance with us!
Here at DFS we strive to make sure that every student sees our dance family not only as a place where they grow technically, but that they really have a 2nd family that cares and encourages them to be the best version of themselves. We try to create and ensure that DFS is a place that allows room for all differences and diversity to flourish and to be the kind of studio that sees the benefit in pushing these dancers to be better than what they think they’re capable of in their minds.
 
There were many happy tears and screams of joy as we cannot believe how we did again this year! We know what is capable with the dancers who really buy into the vision DFS has for them and we are thankful for such great parents who are willing (aka awesome enough) to trust us with them. So thankful to love what we do and to love who we’re doing it with on a daily basis! 
TRYOUT DETAILS:
We are looking for potential, not perfection. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE SKILLS MENTIONED BELOW TO MAKE THE COMPETITION TEAM. We simply want to see where each dancer may be with each skill or dance style. We will place everyone in the level/ dances that we think will be best overall for the dancer/team. Tell the dancers, No Stress…just do your best!
Ages 6 and under evaluations will consist of:
-Following directions given by the Teacher to assess rhythm, coordination, flexibility, general knowledge of dance positions and focus.
Ages 7-9 auditions will consist of:
-Following directions given by the Teacher to assess rhythm, coordination, flexibility, general knowledge of dance positions and focus. Specific Skills: Pirouettes, Penche,  Side Tilt Extension, Saut De Chat (Front leap), Firebird Jump, Chin Stand, Elbow Stand, Walkovers, and Brief Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop combination.
Ages 10-13 auditions will consist of:
-Following directions given by the Teacher to assess rhythm, coordination, flexibility, general knowledge of dance positions and focus. Specific Skills that may be asked to perform: Pirouettes, Fouettes, Penche, Scorpion, Needle, Side Tilt Extension, Side Tilt Leap, Saut De Chat (Front leap), A la seconde leap (Side Leap), Firebird Jump, Calypso, Chin Stand, Elbow Stand, Walkovers, Handsprings, Aerials and Brief Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop combination.
Ages 13-18 auditions will consist of:
-Following directions given by the Teacher to assess rhythm, coordination, flexibility, general knowledge of dance positions and work ethic. Specific Skills that may be asked to perform: Pirouettes, Fouettes, Penche, Scorpion, Needle, Side Tilt Extension, Side Tilt Leap, Saut De Chat (Front leap), A la seconde leap (Side Leap), Firebird Jump, Calypso, Chin Stand, Elbow Stand, Walkovers, Handsprings, Tucks, Aerials and Brief Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop combination.

Dance Fusion Studios

Dance Fusion Studios (DFS) is for clients ages 16 and up. At DFS we strive to provide an authentic approach to instructional dance and a fun, enjoyable experience for everyone who walks through the front door! This year we will be offering classes in Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jazz/Funk in Optional Heels, Lyrical, Tap, Stretch and Flexibility, and Technique Fundamentals and Progressions. We will also be flying in guest choreographers from across the U.S as well as having dance intensives to give all of our clients the maximum opportunity to learn, grow and to most of all enjoy the love of dancing while here in Tallahassee. There are no registration fees or monthly commitments. Just come as much as you can, when you can!

DFS Collegiate and Young Professionals Company

Another aspect of DFS is our collegiate and young professionals company. If you want to be more involved than just taking classes, whether that be performing on campus and in the community or want to get back into the competitive aspect of dance, well now you can! The DFS Company allows you to choose events, appearances, conventions and competitions based off your schedule and/or preferences of which you would like to do. We rehearse on a “need to” basis so you have the freedom to be a part of as much as your schedule and your desire allows!
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