Welcome to another season at Fusion Dance-Carroll!
We are off to a GREAT start!
Check out our faculty!

Heather Boes: Owner/Head Instructor

Heather Boes is owner and head instructor of Fusion Dance-Carroll. Heather grew up taking classes at Debera's School of Dance, now Fusion Dance, for 18 years. After high school she attended the University of Iowa and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in dance. Also, she was a member and co-captain of the University of Iowa Dance Team where she cheered for Hawkeye football and basketball games. After college Heather moved back to her hometown of Carroll and began teaching dance for her mother, Deb, at Debera's School of Dance. Heather has also been coaching the Kuemper KIX Dance Team for the past 24 years, which she herself was a part of in high school. She is also a Board Member of the Iowa State Dance Team Association. In 2010 Heather took ownership of the studio and the name was changed to Fusion Dance-Carroll. Heather's twin sister, Heidi, also owns Fusion Dance-Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. And their younger brother, Justin, owns Fusion Dance-Solana Beach in California. Heather is certified under Dance Masters of America to teach. She is married to Eric and they have five children, Emma, Jadyn, John, Izabelle and Mason. Heather loves her job and teaching the art of dance to others.

Makinze Nichols: Dance Instructor

Makinze Nichols is from Templeton, Iowa and is heading into her ninth year teaching with Fusion Dance. Makinze has been dancing since the age of three and began her training with Debera's School of Dance, now Fusion Dance-Carroll. Makinze was an assistant instructor for Fusion Dance all through high school. She also spent her high school days dancing on the Kuemper KIX Dance Team. After high school Makinze attended The University of Iowa where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Minor in Business. After college, Makinze moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue a career in dance. She interned with Zenon Dance Company and School, instructed ballet at Larkin Dance Studio and QC Dance, and was a company member with Borealis Dance for two seasons performing throughout the Twin Cities and touring to Hibbing, MN. She is married to Jeff and they have three kids, Paxton, Isla, and Ryland. Makinze is thankful to be a part of the Fusion Family and to share her passion and love for dance with her students!

Dani Steinkamp: Dance Instructor

Dani Steinkamp has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She took classes from Debra's School of Dance/Fusion Dance for 15 years and was an assistant teacher for 2 years. While in high school, Dani auditioned for a spot on Dance Caravan. She then traveled with Dance Caravan to four cities where she performed and helped teach dances to kids at the clinics. Dani was also a member of the Kuemper Kix Dance Team all throughout high school. After graduating Dani attended The University of Iowa where she earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She currently manages Queen Beans Café in Carroll. Dani is married to Ryan and they have three sons, Lincoln, Rowen, and Rafe.

Jenna Lambertz: Dance Instructor

Jenna Lambertz danced for 12 years growing up, and was on the Carroll PAWS Dance Team. In highschool she was a part of the All Iowa Honor Dance Team along with the Fusion Dance Competition Team. She continued to teach throughout college at Iowa State University for the DubH Hip Hop Club for 5 years. Jenna was the Technology Director and Cabinet Member for the Club. Jenna is the owner of Lambertz Photography & Design LLC, Ink by Jen, and now The Studio. She's a local lifestyle and wedding photographer. Her services range from photography, branding content, graphic design and marketing. Her passion for creative content is the reason for pursuing all things creative. Jenna also enjoys spending time with her family and has one son, Kayden.

Nicole Bauer: Tumbling Instructor

Nicole Bauer is the new tumbling instructor for Fusion Dance. Nicole is from Willey, Iowa where she started taking gymnastics at the age of 5. In high school, Nicole did competitive gymnastics and was a cheerleader for the Kuemper Knights where she was awarded a spot on the Iowa All State Cheer Team. After high school, Nicole earned a spot as a flyer on the Iowa State Coed Cheerleading Team and continued cheering all four years of college. In her time as a Cyclone Cheerleader, she cheered at many games and events including the Women’s Big Twelve Championship Game, Men’s Sweet 16, and various football games. Nicole was awarded Gameday Cheerleader of the Year for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. She also competed for ISU at the NCA College Cheerleading Nationals in Daytona Beach, the same competition in the Netflix show “Cheer”. In finishing up her time at Iowa State, Nicole graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and will be teaching first grade at Kuemper. Nicole is excited to get back into coaching and teaching the younger generation the skillset tumbling can offer.

Office Staff: Sara Beiter, Nana Brown, and Nancy Diercksen

A Few Helpful Hints:
  • Be sure your dancers are looking like dancers when coming to class.
  • Girls – hair pulled back, leotard, fitted shorts or leggings, tights, and proper shoes
  • Boys – t-shirt, shorts, and proper shoes
  • Be sure that everyone has elastic on their ballet shoes and buttons on their tap shoes. If you need buttons for your tap shoes, they are available at the front desk for $3.00 + tax.
  • Also make sure your name is in your dance shoes.
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Tuition will be posted to your accounts the 1st of each month, and auto-pay will be initiated the 10th of each month. Depending on your form of payment, you will see it go through 1-2 business days (credit cards), or even 5-7 business days (ACH/Checking) after it's initiated. We will use auto pay for all charges, not just tuition, including costumes, competition fees, music fees, etc. If you wish to choose an alternate form of payment, you need to then pay at our front desk BEFORE the 10th of each month.

Costume Deposit:

The Costume Deposit will be posted to your accounts October 23rd and will be initiated on November 1st. The Costume Deposit is for your dancer's recital costume(s). A remaining costume balance will be charged to your accounts after the New Year.

Mommy & Me - $65.00                          

45 minute class - $65.00                       

60 minute class - $65.00                       

75 minute class - $65.00                     

90 minute class - $130.00

Boys Hip Hop is $65.00

Pointe is an additional $65.00

Hip Hop is an additional $65.00

Pom/Dance Team is an additional $65.00

Cookie Dough Sales:

Orders are due TOMORROW, October 2nd, we will NOT accept any late orders.

All cookie dough sales will be available to pick up Thursday, October 19th.

You MUST pick up your orders and deliver them yourselves. This is the ONLY day for pick up.

A New York Christmas

Click HERE for our Christmas Show details.

October Color Contest

Click HERE

to print off your color page.

Turn in at the front desk with your name on it!

We invite all our students to join us in some Halloween FUN and come dressed in your Halloween Costume to dance class on......

Tuesday, October 24th - Monday, October 30th

We can't wait to see your costumes!

Parking Lot Traffic:

Friendly reminder!
We ask that everyone please follow the arrows to create a safer traffic flow in order to give everyone a better drop off and pick up experience. Please be respectful of Olsen Muhlbauer and the Radio Station’s business hours and not park in their parking lot when dropping off or picking up from dance.

Important Dates:

October 2nd: Competition Practices Begin (Competition Students Only)

October 31st: No Dance (Halloween)

November 22nd - 26th: Thanksgiving Break

November 26th-December 2nd: Christmas Show

December 22nd-January 2nd: Christmas Break

January 3rd: Classes Resume

February 17th: Solo, Duo & Trio Showcase (Competition Students Only)

February 18th: Competition Showcase (Competition Students Only)

March 3rd - 7th: Dance Pictures with Photography by Fiscus & Rehearsal at the Rec Center

March 8th - 10th: Celebrity Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)

March 11th - 17th: No Dance (Spring Break)

March 22nd - 24th: The Movement Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)

March 31st: No Dance (Easter)

April 4th - 7th: Bravo Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)

April 21st: Finale Practice

April 21st - 25th: Rehearsal on the Rec Center Stage

April 28th-May 5th: Recital Week (Dress Rehearsals & Recital Performances)

Fusion Dance!