Using the arts to develop life and learning skills - Through movement, rhythm and music, children learn discipline, self-expression and cooperation. While the weekly classes are designed to challenge students to realize their physical and creative potential, we are committed to leaving no child behind. Benefits associated with study of the arts and student achievement include: Reading skills, Social skills, Collaboration, Perseverance, Mathematical skills, Motivation to learn, Sense of community, Self-esteem, Recognition of effort as the main ingredient for success.
Our children's program offers classes in, Modern, Contemporary, JazzFunk, Hip-Hop and Flamenco. Our facility is also used as a home base for a not for profit Folklorico dance company, Resurrección Mexican Folk. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta, to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community.
Ecos de España, is Fusion’s educational outreach program that introduces Spanish classical and flamenco music and dance to grades K-12. It includes interactive exchanges with students, and promotes international cultural awareness. Arts education is emphasized through live performances, thereby imparting a richness of depth, dimension, and immediacy that is fundamental to the performing arts. This program is directed by Susan Cole.
FUSION also works with:
Pasadena High School
Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
Ballet Hispanico's CAP Program
Esteban E. Torres High School
Garfield High School
Enriching youth with the art of dance.