forum | Boston Fusion Exchange: January 7-9, 2011!
Boston Fusion Exchange: January 7-9, 2011! 
Posted: 05 June 2010 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Come out to Boston this Winter for the fourth annual Fusion Exchange! This is the only nationwide Fusion event, and gets bigger and better every year.

Because Fusion tells us it’s okay to break out of that box we’ve been dancing in. Be free to follow your heart, your emotions, and your feet in social partner dancing. The Fusion Exchange challenges dancers to broaden their love of dance to incorporate many different dance styles in order to embody all the sounds and rhythms the music has to offer. Whether blues, tango, swing, west coast swing, salsa, pop, hip-hop, trip-hop, or music that incorporates sounds from all these genres and more, every dancer is challenged to “dance outside the box” and use their dance backgrounds and lessons learned in classes to break down barriers and understand that you can dance to practically anything. It is a celebration of individual expression, and sharing that experience with others through social dance.

This year’s event will be held in Boston, MA, at the absolutely beautiful Springstep center. This dedicated dance and movement facility has fully sprung floors and premium sound systems in all of its ballrooms and event rooms, and eye-catching, award-winning design.

That’s right, this 3-day, 3+ night event costs under $100! Even better, we provide FREE breakfast and lunch for attendees, and special hotel deals, volunteer opportunities, and homestays to make the event as accessible as possible. If you can’t afford the full price at one time, we even have an installment plan to make the cost more managable*. The $95 tickets won’t last long, though; we do pricing tiers by quantity, so once a certain number have been sold, it will start going up.

*If you’re interested in the installment plan, email [email protected] ASAP. Spaces in this program are limited, and the earlier you sign up, the better price you can get.

You can register, look for housing, check out media from past events, and get any information you can think of on our website, We have a lovingly hand-crafted FAQ, photos and videos from SDFX and prior fusion exchanges, our DJ and instructor lineup, a tentative schedule, and more.

We’ve negotiated a special deal with the Boston Medford Hyatt, a full-service hotel available at the low, low rate of $119/nt for a double queen or single king room. This price expires Dec 23, 2010 and includes:
Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, continental breakfast daily from 7-10am and 24hr coffee/drink service in the lobby, and a swimming pool, on-site parking, and shuttle service to wellington station. Live like a king for $30/night (quad occupancy)!

We’ve also partnered with Space Share this year to make finding housing and travel companions a breeze. Space Share is an online networking system that allows BFX participants to find other dancers with whom to share hotel rooms, taxi’s/carpools and even airline flights!! This new service will replace traditional rooming assignments used in the past. So instead of us doling out your room assignments, Space Share will allow you to easily find and choose who you room/travel with!

We have all of the BFX DJ’s and instructors confirmed! The following funky cats will be spinning your beats and expanding your minds:


Homer & Cristina Ladas (San Francisco, CA)
Mario Robau (Houston, TX)
Campbell Miller & Chris Mayer (Austin, TX)
Amanda Gruhl & Shawn Hershey (Boston, MA)
Ruby Red & John Joven (Chicago, IL)
Heriberto Perez (Cleveland, OH)
Mike “the Girl” Leggett (Philadelphia, PA)
Andrew Sutton (Sacramento, CA)


David Keogh (Santa Fe, NM)
Julie Brown (Boston, MA)
Emily Smith (Seattle, WA)
Ben Long (Portland, OR)
Whitton Frank (Los Angeles, CA)
Patrick Warren (Austin, TX)
Adin Van Duyne (Ft. Collins, CO)
Allyson Rice (Los Angeles, CA)
Anna Fizyta (San Francisco, CA)
Chris Mayer (Austin, TX)
David Chandler (College Station, TX)
Derrick Dingman (Portland, OR)
Emil Chuck (Fairfax, VA)
Emiliano Estevez (Philadelphia, PA)
Greg Avakian (Philadelphia, PA)
Gretchen Metzenberg (Portland, OR)
Ivy Grey (Portland, OR)
Jae Myong Wilson (Portland, OR)
John Vigil (Albuquerque, NM)
Josh Keroes (Portland, OR)
Justin Riley (Lawrence, KS)
Kayce Spear (Portland, OR)
Keenan Kriegel (Portland, OR)
Khrysti Smyth (Boston, MA)
Lessa Lamb (Seattle, WA)
Magen Dean (Portland, OR)
Megan Repar (Portland, OR)
Parisa Zolfaghari (New York, NY)
Stephen Jackson (San Antonio, TX)
Suzanne Sluizer (Albuquerque, NM)
Will Shaver (Eugene, OR)

We’re excited to be bringing back Dave Keogh, who composed an entire set of fusion music just for last year’s dancers, and will be spinning two full, all-original sets at BFX. You can download his entire SDFX playlist for free a