Events downtown

Apr 21

Fusion Dance Party
Location: 449 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Join us for a Fusion dance in Portland, Maine!
Hosted by Alyssa Adkins and Travis Widrick

What Is Fusion? . . .
Fusion is a collaborative partner dance that relies on practicing and creating solid dance connection. Once that connection is established, Fusion invites you to bring moves from whatever dance styles you have in your pocket and weave them together with a partner, making dance more of a conversation, more focused on listening. By emphasizing strong technique and communication, we are able to open up our creativity to countless possibilities!

Friday, April 21st
7:00 – 8:00 — Lesson with Alyssa and Travis
Topic: Less Confusion, More Fun Fusion – Exercises that lead to heightened listening, musical exploration and cool flourishes.

8:00 – 11:00 — Fusion Dance
8:00 – 9:30, DJ Lyss
9:30 – 11:00, DJ Travis

The Portland Yoga Project
449 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101

Class and Dance is by donation:
Sliding Scale ( $10 – $30 )no one will be turned away! We ask that you contribute a bit more if you can, to support others who need to pay less. Thank you!
COVID – If you are not feeling well, please stay home. Masks are optional.


Alyssa [they/she] stumbled upon fusion twelve years ago when they were living in NYC. They got hooked real fast. She’s danced and played music all her life, and you’ll see flavors of the many styles she’s explored in her teaching and DJing, from Blues and hip hop to Zouk and Westie. Alyssa ran Portland Fusion Dance! from 2019 to 2022, teaches folk waltz, and calls for contra dances. Their teaching is a combination of warmth and giggles combined with specificity and adoration of connection. Shockingly, they have a life outside of dance, too: farming, playing banjo, teaching yoga, and just generally acting like a Muppet. Can’t wait to dance with you!

Travis [he/him]has been a professional Argentine Tango Instructor and DJ for 15 years. In addition Tango, he has danced, explored and taught dances such as bachata, swing and kizomba. Travis’ approach to teaching dance starts with connection, listening, the music, body awareness and creating an environment that feels safe, fun and open to self expression.