First Friday Fusion

First Friday Fusion

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Here’s my set from today for any who may be interested.
Hey Fusion family!

Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance is coming down to SoCal in 3 weeks for a deep dive into the effects of a Mindful approach to partner dance magic in the direction of improved relationships, intimacy and community in our world!

Consider joining us! January 23rd - 26th weekend at a beautiful estate in Murrieta!

All the info you need is here: dancecocrea.com/goslow

The theme is Slow, Saucy and Sacred.

Big love, and Happy 2020!
I noticed there was a photographer at the October event last week. Are those photos going to be posted? Thanks! :)
The first fusion monthly in orange county is happening! Revolution Fusion is on the second saturday of each month, in beautiful Orange, CA. The space is enormous, with a sprung dance floor, mirrors, air conditioning and a high ceiling!

Our grand opening is April 13th!!

We also have a facebook group...please join it!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2212014339020464/
My newest track is out! I'm pretty proud of this one considering how fast it came together. Hope you all enjoyed it on Friday - You guys heard it FIRST!

A bit off topic & feel free to delete...

Is anyone interested in going to the Bishop Briggs ft. Matt Mason concert on May 5th? They're both awesome for fusion & I have a few Santa Barbara dancers interested in coming down (: I'd love to get a group together so we can dance & groove. Lemme know ^_^

(Pretty sure tickets are only $23, too)
Just some of the Blues Fusion family!
I got a call back from the psychiatric hospital. They are ready to admit me if I insist in not knowing the address for this event. HELP!

First Friday Fusion is a fusion event in San Diego for dancers to express themselves without the con

Operating as usual

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 07/01/2022

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for tonight’s event! Unfortunately our 2nd DJ in our schedule, Phillip Bell, will not being DJing tonight, be sure to wish him a speedy recovery! But have no fear! Our 2nd DJ is here, a big thank you to Jenny Allen for subbing last minute. Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 7th First Friday Fusion of 2022!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lesson with Boris Rudenko!

Owner of Crown Dance Studio and dance instructor, Boris Rudenko was born in Siberia Russia and began dancing at age 7. An international Latin Ballroom dancer, he began competing at age 17, has competed and won in many competitions including: British Vice, US Dance Festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and International Festivals in Moscow, Winner in Open to the World in England, USA and Russia. Boris specializes in Latin dancing and is excited to be your instructor this month.

9:00pm-10:20pm: DJ Boris Rudenko!

10:20pm-11:40pm: DJ Jenny Allen!

Jenny Allen first began dancing in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Beginning with Swing Dancing, she has dabbled in other dancing genres before discovering Fusion. Her set will include a variety of songs that are more well known as well as newer discoveries. She wanted to make sure that there is a song for everyone to enjoy dancing to!

11:40pm-1:00am: DJ Alethia Espinal!

One faithful day Alethia was dragged along by her best friend to a social dance event and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then Alethia has collected a long list of music and “dance favorites” that’ll get anyone on their feet and dancing. Her sets include a wide variety of Turquoise, Electro pop, R&B, and Triphop.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 06/04/2022

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for tonight’s event! A small announcement regarding our website, due to unknown reasons our website is no longer active. We will do our best to get it back up and running as soon as possible.

Now back to the good part! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 6th First Friday Fusion of 2022!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lesson with Boris Rudenko!

Owner of Crown Dance Studio and dance instructor, Boris Rudenko was born in Siberia Russia and began dancing at age 7. An international Latin Ballroom dancer, he began competing at age 17, has competed and won in many competitions including: British Vice, US Dance Festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and International Festivals in Moscow, Winner in Open to the World in England, USA and Russia. Boris specializes in Latin dancing and is excited to be your instructor this month.

9:00pm-10:20pm: DJ Boris Rudenko!

10:20pm-11:40pm: DJ Stevie Sì!

DJ Stevie Sì playing the best of world dance music including swing, blues, r&b, rock & roll, tango, zouk, west coast swing, goth, and new pop music. I try to mix it up to have the most fun possible 💃🕺

11:40pm-1:00am: DJ Alethia Espinal!

One faithful day Alethia was dragged along by her best friend to a social dance event and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then Alethia has collected a long list of music and “dance favorites” she has cultivated to share with her fellow dancers. Her set will include a variety of Turquoise style music and Electropop.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

05/07/2022

Thank you all so much for coming to our event! Someone left their water bottle behind, it is currently located in the lost and found at Dance Infinity Sports Center. If you can identify it we will put it aside for you

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 03/27/2022

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for this Friday’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 4th First Friday Fusion of 2022!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lesson with Boris Rudenko!

Owner of Crown Dance Studio and dance instructor, Boris Rudenko was born in Siberia Russia and began dancing at age 7. An international Latin Ballroom dancer, he began competing at age 17, has competed and won in many competitions including: British Vice, US Dance Festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and International Festivals in Moscow, Winner in Open to the World in England, USA and Russia. Boris specializes in Latin dancing and is excited to be your instructor this month.

9:00pm-10:20pm: DJ Boris Rudenko!

10:20pm-11:40pm: DJ Alethia Bossi!

One faithful day Alethia was dragged along by her best friend to a social dance event and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then Alethia has collected a long list of music and “dance favorites” she wishes to share with her fellow dancers. Her set will include a variety of Turquoise style music and Electropop.

11:40pm-1:00am: DJ Vinnie Jones!

I first discovered blues fusion roughly 8 years ago when I lived in San Diego. I fell in love with the music, dance scene, people and I never looked back. My goal is to make you mentally escape the world if not only for an hour. I like to implement my DJ set with a wide range of music that will keep you dancing.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 03/02/2022

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for this Friday’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 3rd First Friday Fusion of 2022!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lesson with Peter Bognadoff and Kristy Veal!

Peter has been dancing for over 20 years in lindyhop, blues, micro, west coast swing and fusion. He has been dancing fusion nonstop since 2007, and is overjoyed to see fusion finally merit the popularity and music it deserves! These days he can be found dancing, teaching and djing in orange county, los angeles and san diego. He also runs the monthly fusion event Revolutino Fusion in orange county. His fusion dancing is founded on the idea that different social dances overlap significantly...and this overlap is where a practical partnered fusion can be found.

9:00pm-10:20pm: DJ Stevie Sì!

DJ Stevie Sì playing the best of world dance music including swing, blues, r&b, rock & roll, tango, zouk, west coast swing, goth, and new pop music. I try to mix it up to have the most fun possible 💃🕺

10:20pm-11:40pm: DJ Vinnie Jones!

I first discovered blues fusion roughly 8 years ago when I lived in San Diego. I fell in love with the music, dance scene, people and I never looked back. My goal is to make you mentally escape the world if not only for an hour. I like to implement my DJ set with a wide range of music that will keep you dancing.

11:40pm-1:00am: DJ Peter Bognadoff!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

02/02/2022

Hello everyone!

We're sorry to say that we will NOT have an event this month due to the recent COVID surge. Although the case rates are declining we want to ensure our guests safety. We're hoping that by next month things will settle down, stay safe and see you in March!

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 11/03/2021

Some captures from our new beautiful venue ! Stay tuned for the next event coming up! 💃🕺💫

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 11/03/2021

Some captures from our new beautiful venue ! Stay tuned for the next event coming up! 💃🕺💫

09/30/2021

Hello Everyone!

We have searched high and low for our new home and we are happy to announce that we will be moving to Infinity Dancesport Center! This studio has 3,000 square feet of beautiful hardwood flooring. Yes, you read that right. Hardwood. Flooring.

Per CDC guidelines we ask that if you are not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask. If you are fully vaccinated masks are optional

We will also go back to our original time from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am on the first Friday of every month. Bring your BEST dance shoes, hope to see you there!

The venue has free parking in front and back of the building.

NEW LOCATION: Infinity Dance Sport Center
7243 Engineer Rd B, San Diego, CA 92111

09/02/2021

Hello Everyone!

We are in the middle of moving the event to a more dance friendly location, therefore we will not be having an event this weekend. If all goes well with the new prospective location we may have an event ready by next Friday. Stay tuned and as always thank you so much for your support!

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 08/10/2021

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 08/10/2021

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post 08/10/2021

Photos from First Friday Fusion's post

07/02/2021

Hello everyone!

Just a few announcements before we commence with tonight’s festivities: We will NOT be having a lesson today, only social dance.
It was also brought to out attention that we did not describe the dance floor, it is semi smooth cement so leave your suede bottom shoes at home.

If anyone has any questions or comments please let us know! Looking forward to seeing all of you later tonight!

06/09/2020

I.M. Dance Happy Studios

Hello Everyone! Thank you for participating our stay at home FFF last Friday 😊 if you have a moment check out Rachel and Isaiah’s video on what is fusion dancing

What is Fusion? The name itslef is cause for confusion. Take a peak as Isaiah Meders and Rachel Hayes explain what the dance means to them.

💃🕺Dancers: Isaiah Meders & Rachel Hayes
🎶 Song: "The Bird" by SYML
🎥 Filmed by: Happy Valley Film Co

03/02/2020

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for next Friday’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 3rd First Friday Fusion of 2020!

8:00pm-9:00pm: Lesson with Boris Rudenko!

Owner of Crown Dance Studio and dance instructor, Boris Rudenko was born in Siberia Russia and began dancing at age 7. An international Latin Ballroom dancer, he began competing at age 17, has competed and won in many competitions including: British Vice, US Dance Festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and International Festivals in Moscow, Winner in Open to the World in England, USA and Russia. Boris specializes in Latin dancing and is excited to be your instructor this month.

9:00pm-10:20pm: DJ Jenny Allen!

Jenny Allen first began dancing in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Beginning with Swing Dancing, she has dabbled in other dancing genres before discovering Fusion. Her set will include a variety of songs that are more well known as well as newer discoveries. She wanted to make sure that there is a song for everyone to enjoy dancing to!

***10:20pm-10:30pm: Special performance by Boris Rudenko and Nadia Kireyko!***

10:30pm-11:50pm: DJ Kendra Bork!

Kendra Bork’s DJ style is heavily influenced by her love of dancing and diverse taste in music. From her original love of Lindy Hop and Balboa to her more recent passion for West Coast Swing and Fusion, it’s all about moving to the music. She plays for the dancers, tending toward music of all tempos that not only has soul, but also that something extra that inspires partners to play with. As a DJ, her goal is to get dancers of all levels to have fun on the dance floor and connect to the music and each other.

11:50pm-1:10am: DJ Chris Seidel!

Chris’ set is a blend of instrumental electronica, fusion classics and even some EDM banjo that will get you in that fusion-y mood asap

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

02/07/2020

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for tomorrow’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 2nd First Friday Fusion of 2020!

8:00-9:00: Lesson with Terese Farmen!

Terese Farmen, a local San Diego dancer, loves to teach, make and find awesome connection with other dancers. She manages two local dance teams, choreographs, performs and competes at swing events and is a regular Lindy Hop and Blues teacher at various dance venues in town. She says she's stoked to teach at First Friday Fusion and can't wait to meet folks on the dance floor! You can find her teaching weekly classes at Infinity on Thursdays at 6pm!

9:00-10:20: DJ Jesse O’Sullivan!

Jesse has been dancing blues and fusion since 2012. His sets cross genres from electronic to R&B to funk to trip hop. Expect something fun, something new, some throwbacks to fusion of years past, and maybe something utterly ridiculous.

10:20-11:40: DJ Jenny Allen!

Jenny Allen first began dancing in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Beginning with Swing Dancing, she has dabbled in other dancing genres before discovering Fusion. Her set will include a variety of songs that are more well known as well as newer discoveries. She wanted to make sure that there is a song for everyone to enjoy dancing to!

11:40-1:00 AM: DJ Jeff Eldridge!

Jeff has been playing in bands as a guitarist and vocalist since he was 12 and has a good grasp of musicality. He began swing dancing 22 years ago, and has studied Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate S**g, Blues, Fusion and Tango. In 2017 he was a featured instructor at the Glasgow Getdown in Scotland, teaching Fusion and "Blango" a hybrid of Blues and Tango. He's taught hundreds to dance over the years and is always ready to help beginners learn.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

01/03/2020

Happy Friday everyone! If you’re looking for another wonderful escape to dance fusion check out Cocréa’s Mindful Partner Dance’s Retreat! We will be announcing more details and discount codes later today at the event, if you can’t join us tonight feel free to message us if you have any questions 😉

Hey Fusion family!

Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance is coming down to SoCal in 3 weeks for a deep dive into the effects of a Mindful approach to partner dance magic in the direction of improved relationships, intimacy and community in our world!

Consider joining us! January 23rd - 26th weekend at a beautiful estate in Murrieta!

All the info you need is here: dancecocrea.com/goslow

The theme is Slow, Saucy and Sacred.

Big love, and Happy 2020!

01/02/2020

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for tomorrow’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 1st First Friday Fusion of 2020!

8:00-9:00: Lesson with Jesse O’Sullivan and Malissa Thomas!
Jesse started dancing Blues in 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA, and fell in love with the connectivity and collective creativity of the dance. He started fusion dancing in 2013 after moving to San Diego, and has been dancing both Blues and Fusion ever since. He enjoys both breaking down fundamentals and body mechanics and pushing creativity in dancing.

9:00-10:20: DJ Chris Seidel!
Chris’ set is a blend of instrumental electronica, fusion classics and even some EDM banjo that will get you in that fusion-y mood asap

10:20-11:40: DJ Carlee Krichmar! I have been feeding my soul with a variation of partner dancing for the last three years. My set list is created to encourage dancers to connect with each other while finding their inner weirdo and their inner god and goddess.

11:40-1:00 AM: DJ Kendra Bork!
Kendra Bork’s DJ style is heavily influenced by her love of dancing and diverse taste in music. From her original love of Lindy Hop and Balboa to her more recent passion for West Coast Swing and Fusion, it’s all about moving to the music. She plays for the dancers, tending toward music of all tempos that not only has soul, but also that something extra that inspires partners to play with. As a DJ, her goal is to get dancers of all levels to have fun on the dance floor and connect to the music and each other.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

12/05/2019

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for tomorrow’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 12th First Friday Fusion of 2019!

8:00-9:00: Lesson with Boris Rudenko!

9:00-10:20: DJ Jesse O’Sullivan!
Jesse has been dancing blues and fusion since 2012. His sets cross genres from electronic to R&B to funk to trip hop. Expect something fun, something new, and maybe some throwbacks to the fusion scene circa 2013 (Alex Clare anyone?).

10:20-11:40: DJ Vinnie Corleone!
Vinnie Jones is From Chicago "I've been dancing blues fusion now for over 2 years. I started dancing Ballroom, Latin and Swing back in college. I also competed in ballroom dancing for a bit. The playlist that I will be playing is a mix of "dark fusion" that caters to most genres. My goal is to have a playlist with musicality that allows you to escape reality."

11:40-1:00 AM: DJ Jenny Allen!
Jenny Allen first began dancing in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. Beginning with Swing Dancing, she has dabbled in other dancing genres before discovering Fusion. She is very excited for her First Friday Fusion event! Her set will include a variety of songs that are well known as well as newer discoveries. She wanted to make sure that there is a song for everyone to enjoy dancing to

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

11/30/2019

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10/27/2019

Hey everyone! Hope you're getting excited for next Friday’s event! Here's our instructor and DJ lineup for our 11th First Friday Fusion of 2019!

8:00-9:00: Lesson with Rachel & Isaiah!

Isaiah Meders & Rachel Hayes have over 40+ years of combined dance experience in both solo and partnered dances. Rachel started dancing at the age of 5 with roots in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Her first introduction to partner dancing was through a Lindy Hop performance team at Chapman University in 2013. Since then, she has tried just about everything from Ballroom to Spanish Flamenco. Isaiah's dance career originated in Florida where he developed the first Latin nightclub scene in Jacksonville through his program, Dance Salsa JAX (est. 2005), which still runs today. After many years of owning a Ballroom/Theatre Dance studio, Isaiah moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and opened up I.M. Dance Happy Studios to teach people presence and connection through dance. T

Currently, you can find Isaiah and Rachel teaching at I.M. Dance Happy Studios in Torrance, CA with specialties in West Coast Swing, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango, and Fusion. Additionally, they teach at Chapman University and Schooner Bar & Grill in Redondo Beach while traveling to compete and perform on a national and global level.

Due to their diverse background and plethora of experience, Isaiah & Rachel teach Fusion in a fun, carefree form that makes sense, opens your mind, and has you discovering parts of your creativity that you never knew you had.

9:00-10:20: DJ Christian Hahn!

Christian religiously scours the internet to find the deepest darkest music. There will be synth bass

10:20-11:40: DJ Delaney Heil!

Delaney strives to bring the heart of music to her DJing, incorporating dramatic beats and atmospheric calm into her sets. Her goal is that those listening to her music will tap into their emotions, and build connection not just to their partners, but to themselves.

11:40-1:00 AM: DJ Pyro!

Pyro has been dancing in one form or another since he was brought to his first underground warehouse event in Philadelphia in 1999, where he fell in love with electronic dance music. While his roots are in electronica, he aims to bring a variety of sounds to all his sets, with a general theme of music being ethereal, emotional, and uplifting, and the goal of every set to give every dancer feeling like they just experienced something epic.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to message us!

10/22/2019

The photos have finally arrived! Thank you all for your patience, feel free to tag yourselves and your friends!

First Friday Fusion

From the beginning, First Friday Fusion was founded to be a dancing space that caters to our dancers needs and provides freedom for expression.

Fusion is a dance founded on the mixing of dancing styles where you can take in our take out certain styles or stylistic elements to make a dance that is uniquely fusion. Fusion is singular among the dancing community because it doesn't rely on just one dance style or footwork technique, and partners can instead bring different dancing background to one dance and meld them seamlessly.

At First Friday Fusion we seek to embody the creativity of Fusion as a dance, and we welcome dancers of all backgrounds to dance and have a good time.

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