Heather Boes: 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 23 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: Makinze Nichols is from Templeton, Iowa and is in her seventh 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 two kids, Paxton and Isla. Makinze is thankful to be a part of the Fusion Family and to share her passion and love for dance with her students!

Morgan Axman: Morgan has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She took dance from Debra's School of Dance/Fusion Dance for 15 years, was an assistant teacher for 5 years, and a dance instructor for 2. Morgan was a member of the Kuemper KIX Dance Team throughout high school and captain her junior and senior year! After graduating Morgan attended Allen College in Waterloo, IA and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing! She is an OB Nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital. Morgan is married to Josh Axman, and they have a son named Willy.

Dani Steinkamp: Dani 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: Jenna 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. She has her Landscape Architecture Degree, and is now a local designer for the Arcadia Limestone, and owns Lambertz Photography & Design LLC. Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and has one son, Kayden.

Megan Volquartsen: Megan has been dancing since she was four years old. She took dance from Fusion Dance for 14 years. While at Fusion, she was an assistant instructor for 5 years, and was a part of the Fusion Dance Competition Team for 10 years. She attended Kuemper Catholic High School and was a part of the Kuemper KIX Dance Team all four years. After graduating high school she decided to follow her passion for dance. She currently is working for BravO! Dance Competition as an Associate Director, and back teaching at Fusion Dance.

Office Staff: Sara Beiter and Nancy Diercksen
A Note from Heather:

Welcome to Fusion Dance! This dance season has been off to a great start! And we are thrilled to be adding some new changes to Fusion!

We made some updates to the Studio! The dancers are now able to enjoy a Snack Room during breaks, as well as a newly remodeled Dressing Room!

We have a new system called Dance Studio Pro! Everything is now online! You can access your account under our Fall Registration tab on our website.

If you have any questions with the online system, please stop at our front desk or give us a call and we can assist you.

We are excited to see what this season has in store for us, and are so happy for you to be a part of it! -Heather
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.
  • We will not be handing out any paper newsletters so please watch your emails for future newsletters and other updates.
  • If you miss a newsletter, you can always check our website, under the Newsletter Tab.
  • Check out our website: www.fusiondance-carroll.com
  • Like us on Facebook!

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 now 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 November 1st, and will be initiated on November 10th (same as November Tuition). 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 - $55.00                          
45 minute class - $55.00                       
60 minute class - $55.00                       
75 minute class - $55.00                     
90 minute class - $110.00
Boys Hip Hop is $55.00
Pointe is an additional $55.00
Hip Hop is an additional $55.00
Pom/Dance Team is an additional $55.00
Serendipity Acting & Fusion Dance Present….. Cindy Lou Who & The Grinch's Revenge

Practice Schedule:

Welcome Christmas:
  • Practice TBD.
  • Whole Cast. All dancers will participate in this routine. We will schedule a practice later as the performance date approaches.

My Favorite Things:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 1:15-2pm
  • October 17th & 24th, November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Cast:
  1. Halle Feld
  2. Kendal Lawson
  3. Avery Walkup
  4. Cassidy Phippen
  5. Avery Schroeder
  6. Camila Cuapio
  7. Aislinn Perez
  8. Brinlee Kanealy
  9. Arya Waterbury
  10. Macklin Pudenz
  11. Mya Behrens

Run Run Rudolph:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 1:45-2:30pm
  • October 17th & 24th, November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Cast:
  1. Ella Pottebaum
  2. Blakelyn Dusenberry
  3. Charlotte Milligan
  4. Audrey Owens
  5. Addilyn Sturm
  6. Blake Darveau
  7. Elliotte Cregeen
  8. Whitney Reis
  9. Calee Schreck
  10. Peyton Sapp
  11. Haley Carter
  12. Kyra Scheuermann
  13. Haley Heithoff
  14. Frida Cuapio
  15. Paisley Bock
  16. Lexi McCarville
  17. Ella Lechtenberg
  18. Eve Anthofer
  19. Ruve Laubscher
  20. Timberlyn Peterson
  21. Shyler Johnston
  22. Quinn Cregeen
  23. Caylee Olberding
  24. Maci Kluver
  25. Lily Heisterkamp
  26. Carlene DenAdel
  27. Marrin Drees
  28. Ariyah Reyes
  29. Penelope Tatman

You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 2:30-3:15pm
  • October 17th & 24th, November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Cast:
  1. Callie Kokenge
  2. Makena Halbur
  3. Macy Badding
  4. Brynn Badding
  5. Harper Schroeder
  6. Skyler Reiling
  7. Millie Pudenz
  8. Hadley Behrens
  9. Emersyn Babb
  10. Ruby Rogers
  11. Arya Clark
  12. Addisyn Malik
  13. Myla Pudenz
  14. Espyn Weigel
  15. Jolee Schreck
  16. Emery Vonnahme
  17. Hailey Wittrock
  18. Hadleigh Toms
  19. Norah Podey
  20. Addyson Gehling
  21. Stella Wurzer
  22. Sofia Wurzer
  23. Maggie Kasperbauer
  24. Lena Snyder

Jingle Bells:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 2-2:45pm
  • October 17th & 24th, November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Cast:
  1. Jazy Harkrider
  2. Carly Phippen
  3. Addison Humlicek
  4. Katelynn Gehling
  5. Zoey Stevens
  6. Kyla McCool
  7. Allison Graffunder
  8. Chloe Kallhoff
  9. Audrina Madden
  10. Adison Wallin
  11. Evelyn G’Sell
  12. Aliyah Mikkelsen
  13. Bella Tunning
  14. Josie Quinn
  15. Sophie Jones
  16. Meredith Pietig
  17. Braelin Vaughn
  18. Sophie Tatman
  19. Tierney Tryon
  20. Lily Freese

Where Are You Christmas:
  • Practices: 3:15-4:00pm
  • October 17th & 24th, November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Cast:
  1. Ashlyn Stewart
  2. Adalynn Pietig
  3. Natasha Bird
  4. Emily Grabenbauer
  5. Sophia Sperry
  6. Cora Masching
  7. Alexa Tunning
  8. Lily Petersen
  9. Jasmine Booher
  10. Maryn Murrell
  11. Gaby Running
  12. Lilly Kasperbauer
  13. Kendra Loew
  14. Addy Anthofer
  15. Ella Heitthoff
  16. Bentlee Young
  17. Ellee Schreck
  18. Haley Lux
  19. Brielle Hinners

Dress Rehearsals - the week of November 28th-December 2nd.
Performances - December 3rd, 4th, & 5th at the Rec Center.

This is a FREE performance opportunity! All rehearsals and performances are FREE for the dancers to participate.

There is a REQUIRED $20.00 t-shirt. Each dancer will need this for the finale and cast photo.
Order information will come at a later time.

Costumes: TBD. In the past we have put together costumes we already have.
We do our best to keep these costs MINIMAL and to reuse items from the past.

October Color Contest!

Pick up & turn in your color page at our front desk!

Or click HERE to print one off today!
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 3rd: Competition Practices Begin (Competition Students Only)
November 24th-28th: Thanksgiving Break
November 28th-December 5th: Christmas Show Rehearsals & Performances with Serendipity
December 23rd-January 2nd: Christmas Break
January 3rd: Classes Resume
February 20th: Competition Showcase (Competition Students Only)
February 24th-27th: Bravo Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
March 11th-13th: Celebrity Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
March 20th & 22nd-24th: Dance Pictures with Photography by Fiscus & Rehearsal at the Rec Center
March 21st: All Ballet Techniques at Fusion Dance (Competition Students Only)
March 31st-April 3rd: Talent on Parade Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
April 17th: No Dance (Easter)
April 24th: Finale Practice
April 24th-28th: Rehearsal on the Rec Center Stage
May 1st-8th: Recital Week (Dress Rehearsals & Recital Performances)
Fusion Dance!