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 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: Makinze Nichols is from Templeton, Iowa and is in her eigth 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: 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. 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.

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, Nancy Diercksen, and Ranee Brown
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 24th 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 - $60.00                          
45 minute class - $60.00                       
60 minute class - $60.00                       
75 minute class - $60.00                     
90 minute class - $115.00
Boys Hip Hop is $60.00
Pointe is an additional $60.00
Hip Hop is an additional $60.00
Pom/Dance Team is an additional $60.00
The Night Before Christmas Practice Schedule:

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year:
  • Ages 10 and up.
  • Practices TBD.... This dance will serve as a show opener.

Here Comes Santa Claus:
  • Practices: Sunday's 12:45-1:30pm
  • October 23rd & 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th
  • Helpers: Braya Hinners, Alyvia Loeffelholz, & Bella Tunning
  • Cast:
1.     Isla Nichols
2.     Lilah Kallhoff
3.     Isla Weigel
4.     Emma Brown
5.     Marlee Pudenz
6.     Wrenn Kathol
7.     Evelyn Kimmes
8.     Lola Kasperbauer
9.     Avery Walkup
10.  Charlee Ruhland
11.  Avery Schroeder
12.  Camila Cuapio
13.  Kendall Lawson
14.  Collins Quam
15.  Paisley Schroeder
16.  Bailey Daniel
17.  Natalie Buswell
18.  Brexlee Bruns
19.  Jurnee Beyerink
20.  Phoebe Freml
21.  Harper Kay

Santa Claus is Coming to Town:
  • Practices: Friday's 4:45-5:30pm
  • October 21st & 28th, November 4th, 11th, & 18th
  • Helpers: Meredith Pietig & Aeri Kral
  • Cast:
1.     Mia Brown
2.     Stella Wenck
3.     Penelope Hempstead
4.     Hallie Feld
5.     Paige Quam
6.     Ayla Wittrock
7.     Brinlee Kanealy
8.     Peyson Boes
9.     Kynlee Schreck
10   Aroura Harper
11.  Charlotte Stork

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 12:45-1:30pm
  • October 23rd & 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th
  • Helpers: Alexa Tunning & Lily Petersen
  • Cast:
1.     Paxton Nichols
2.     Mya Behrens
3.     Blake Darveau
4.     Audrey Owens
5.     Kayson Schroeder
6.     Cora Haukap
7.     Frida Cuapio
8.     Aislinn Perez
9.     Paisley Bock
10.  Macklin Pudenz
11.  Kyra Scheuermann
12.  Brenna Daniel
13.  Wren Husken
14.  Lexie McCarville

Deck the Rooftop:
  • Practices: Friday's, 4-4:45pm
  • October 21st & 28th, November 4th, 11th, & 18th
  • Helpers: Bentlee Young & Ellee Schreck
  • Cast:
1.     Avah Bill
2.     Maggie Kasperbauer
3.     Espyn Weigel
4.     Myla Pudenz
5.     Penelope Tatman
6.     Caylee Olberding
7.     Emery Vonnahme
8.     Hailey Wittrock
9.     Addilyn Sturm
10.  Norah Podey
11.  Stella Wurzer
12.  Sophia Wurzer
13.  Myla Beyerink
14.  Shyler Johnston
15.  Lily Heisterkamp
16.  Eliza Berkes
17.  Calee Schreck
18.  Carlene DenAdel
19.  Josie Shanks
20.  Bailey Shanks
21.Andi Nieland

Let It Snow:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 12-12:45pm
  • October 23rd & 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th
  • Cast:
1.     Addyson Gehling
2.     Millie Pudenz
3.     Ava Mollhoff
4.     Skyler Reiling
5.     Harper Schroeder
6.     Brinley Daniel
7.     Emerson Boes
8.     Kenley Stoker
9.     Jemma Volquartsen
10.  Jolee Schreck
11.  Brinley Koster
12.  Hadley Behrens
13.  Chloe Kallhoff
14.  Adison Wallin
15.  Kyla McCool
16.  Sophie Tatman
17.  Jane Pogge-Weaver
18.  Lena Snyder
19.  Emersen Babb
20.  Hannah Iler
21.  Morgan Lamaak
22.  Zoey Stevens
23.  Blakelyn Dusenberry

Sleigh Ride:
  • Practices: Friday's, 4-4:45pm
  • October 21st & 28th, November 4th, 11th, & 18th
  • We will NOT meet on Friday, October 28th. Kinze will be out of town. We will instead meet on Sunday, October 30th from 11:15am-12pm.
  • Cast:
1.     Parker Aden
2.     Kendrick Tigges
3.     Bella Tunning
4.     Aliyah Mikkelsen
5.     Jazy Harkrider
6.     Evelyn G’Sell
7.     Alyvia Loeffelholz
8.     Meredith Pietig
9.     Josie Quinn
10.  Madilynn Hackfort
11.  Aeri Kral

Underneath the Tree:
  • Practices: Sunday's, 12-12:45pm
  • October 23rd & 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th
  • Cast:
1.     Natasha Toyne
2.     Ashlyn Stewart
3.     Cora Masching
4.     Lily Petersen
5.     Alexa Tunning
6.     Bentlee Young
7.     Ellee Schreck
8.     Elizabeth Segebart
9.     Jasmine Booher
10.  Sophia Sperry

Silent Night:
  • Cast:
1.     Haley Lux

The Sugar Plum Fairy:
  • Cast:
1.     Lillie Ortner

We Wish You a Merry Christmas:
  • Whole Cast
  • Practice TBD.... This will be the finale of the show.

Dress Rehearsals:
Sunday, November 27th, Monday, November 28th and Friday, December 2nd. Times TBD.
December 3rd, 1pm & 5pm 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 $22.00 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

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......

Monday, October 24th - Sunday, 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 3rd: Competition Practices Begin (Competition Students Only)
October 31st: No Dance (Halloween)
November 23rd-27th: Thanksgiving Break
November 27th-December 3rd: Week of Christmas Show Rehearsals & Performances
*See above for more details regarding the Christmas show*
December 22nd-January 3rd: Christmas Break
January 4th: Classes Resume
February 19th: Competition Showcase (Competition Students Only)
February 24th-26th: Talent on Parade Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
March 5th & 7th-9th: Dance Pictures with Photography by Fiscus & Rehearsal at the Rec Center
March 6th: All Ballet Techniques at Fusion Dance (Competition Students Only)
March 19th-21st: Spring Break
March 24th-26th: Celebrity Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
March 30th-April 2nd: Bravo Dance Competition (Competition Students Only)
April 9th: No Dance (Easter)
April 23rd: Finale Practice
April 23rd-27th: Rehearsal on the Rec Center Stage
April 30th-May 7th: Recital Week (Dress Rehearsals & Recital Performances)
Fusion Dance!