Category Archives: fusion

Ballroom meets Hip Hop

Ever notice how when you notice something, you seem to see it everywhere?  A while back I wrote a series of posts about fusion dance, a phenomena in which two different dance styles are “fused” together. Last week on my … Continue reading

Posted in competitive dance, dance videos, fusion, Hip Hop, performance dance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fusion in Performance Dance

I’ve written before about partner dancers combining styles, but performance dancers do it too.  Some years ago I spent 8 Julys  in Sweden studying the European partner jazz dance Boogie Woogie   My favorite teacher, Christer Isberg, was the best all … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Dance, Dance History, dance videos, fusion, Hip Hop, inspirational dancing, Lindy Hop, performance dance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Fusion Dance: Lindy and Balboa

Of all the fusion dances, Bal/Lindy is probably the most natural.  Almost everyone who knows both dances has done them together on occasion if not regularly.  Pure balboa is done in a close hold that never breaks, but almost everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Connecting Socially, Dance History, dance videos, fusion, Lindy Hop, music for dance, social dancing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Brilliant Use of Dance and Technology

Before I was a dancer, I was an artist.  When I was in art school, I took a trip to Hollywood to see the Art and Technology show.  Famous artists of the day like Claus Oldenburg and Andy Warhol teamed … Continue reading

Posted in dance videos, fusion, inspirational dancing, performance dance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fusion Dance Part III: Swango!

    In my first article about fusion dance I wrote about hip hop and swing. In the second, I wrote about Lindy and Tap. This one is about Tango and Swing. Unlike Tap and Hip Hop, which can be … Continue reading

Posted in Connecting Socially, dance videos, fusion, leading and following, social dancing, west coast swing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment