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FUSION DANCE COMPANY 

FUSION Dance Company is a diverse group of passionate Franklin High School students dedicated to the discipline and art of dance. FUSION is a class, an after-school training program, a student-governed club, a community booster, and a team. Dancers within FUSION are committed to developing their dance & choreography skills. Dancers wear designated FUSION uniforms for class, rehearsals & performances, participate in fundraising, and collaborate with guest artists in the community. Dancers enroll in a rigorous dance course with pre-professional expectations. Dancers establish their own voice in the world of dance with advanced choreography projects for performance. Dancers also create and develop dance concerts for the community. Pre-Requisite:  Application AND audition AND performance eligibility requirements.


2022-2023 Fusion Concerts:


Fusion’s Main Stage

Date:        Friday, February 10th  &   Saturday, February 11th - 2023
Time:        7:00pm
Location:  Cosumnes Oaks HS’ Performing Arts Center
Address:   8350 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove, CA. 95757
Tickets:     www.egusdarts.ludus.com (pre-sale begins in December 2022)

Fusion’s Showcase

Date:         Friday, May 12th   &   Saturday, May 13th - 2023
Time:         7:00pm    (There will also be a matinee show on Saturday at 2:00pm)
Location:   Franklin HS’ Blackbox Theatre
Address:   6400 Whitelock Parkway, Elk Grove, CA. 95757
Tickets:     www.egusdarts.ludus.com (pre-sale begins in March 2023)

2023-2024 Fusion Auditions

Try-Outs for the 2023-2024 Season will take place in February 2023.
More information and applications will be available in December 2022. 

Contact Info:
 
For more information about Fusion and the Dance and Yoga classes offered at Franklin High School, contact:  Mr. Candelaria at JCandela@egusd.net 
 

COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE COURSE:

 
*Dance I, Beginning
This course offers beginning dance technique and choreography. Students will be introduced to various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will gain an appreciation for dance as an art form and develop foundational skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  This course includes the application of the choreographic elements and principles, the study of history and evolution of dance, and an exploration of dance from a careers perspective.  This course meets the Visual and Performing Arts graduation requirement, Grades 9-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Pre-Requisite: None.
 

INTERMEDIATE DANCE COURSES:

 
*Dance II, Intermediate
This course offers intermediate dance technique and choreography.  Students develop intermediate dance skills of the various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will gain a deeper connection to dance as an art form and develop intermediate skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  Students will be introduced to production elements such as staging, lighting and sound, and company organization and management in professional dance careers.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits, Grades 10-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits.  Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of a beginning-level dance course and/or audition.
 
*Hip-Hop Dance
This course offers intermediate dance technique and choreography with an emphasis on hip-hop industry movement.  Students develop intermediate dance skills of the various hip-hop movement styles, including breaking, popping, locking, jazz funk, groove, house, and old school.  Students will gain a deeper connection to dance as an art form and develop intermediate skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in dance.  Students will be introduced to production elements such as staging, lighting and sound, and company organization and management in professional dance careers.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits, Grades 10-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of a beginning-level dance course and/or audition. 
 

ADVANCED DANCE COURSE (AUDITION REQUIRED)

 
*Dance III, Advanced
This course offers advanced dance technique and choreography skills to create project-based performances for live, film, and video production.  Students will develop advanced dance skills of various dance styles, including ballet and modern dance, jazz and tap dance, social and cultural dance, and contemporary and hip-hop dance.  Students will reflect upon their dance studies and establish their own voice within the world of dance.  Students will prepare audition or choreographic portfolios, learn business/managerial skills, and develop a professional career plan.  This course may be repeated for a maximum of 20 credits, Grades 11-12; one-year equivalent, 10 credits. Pre-Requisite:  Successful completion of an intermediate-level dance course AND audition
 

FUSION DANCE COMPANY:

 
FUSION Dance Company is a diverse group of passionate Franklin HS students dedicated to the discipline and art of dance. FUSION is a class, an after-school training program, a student-governed club, a community booster, and a team. Dancers within FUSION are committed to developing their dance & choreography skills. Dancers wear designated FUSION uniforms for class, rehearsals & performances, participate in fundraising, and collaborate with guest artists in the community. Dancers enroll in a rigorous 20-credit dance course with pre-professional expectations. Dancers establish their own voice in the world of dance with advanced choreography projects for performance. Dancers also create and develop dance concerts for the community. Pre-Requisite:  Application AND audition AND performance eligibility requirements.