Third Saturday Fusion Dance

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

This event occurs usually every third Saturday of the month.

Time:
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (sometimes until 9:30) — Lesson
9:00 pm – 12:00 am — DJed music

Location:
Living Arts Collective (aka LAC)
410 W. Geer Street, Durham

Admission: $7-15 sliding scale

Parking: Parking can be a challenge in this part of Durham. There is a lot across from the studio and in back of the building. There is also various street parking.


What is Fusion?
Fusion is an improvised lead-follow approach to dancing to any style of music that does not have a strictly defined dance aesthetic. Just as music adopts, adapts to, and blends with various influences and styles, fusion accomplishes the same in the form of dance. It is a triad of connection between your movement, your partner’s movement, and the music. Depending on the music and the dancers, fusion can mean creating a new dance style to unique music, or combining two or more established dance aesthetics into a single dance to reflect the sound of a song combining multiple influences.

Many fusion dancers are versed in the fundamentals of various dances, be it blues, tango, west coast swing, Lindy Hop, waltz, or hip hop. By finding the commonalities between various dance styles, or creating new movements, dancers can actively adapt and improvise their dance style to music of all influences.

Last checked for accuracy 1/6/2020

Tags: fusion

Location
Living Arts Collective