Broke?

We want everyone to be able to connect to the community and come dance, regardless of finances. Our tickets are offered on a sliding scale, and if you can't afford our low-cost options and want to come dancing, email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll make it happen ❤

Learn from the best

The amazing Flouer Evelyn is going to take us on a journey through our dancing to help us explore and develop together. We'll also have gentle morning movement classes, evening practicas, social dances and non-dance evening activities for when it's time to just cwtch up and hang out on the sofas.

Three nights of parties

We've worked hard to secure the best venues, hunt down the most fusionable live acts and make plans for maximum magic.

  • Friday night, we're keeping it cosy in the Radnor Rooms 7pm-2am
  • Saturday night we're going all out, with parties across two rooms at the Hideout, 8pm-5am
  • Sunday night at SouthBank club we'll wind down in style, 7.30pm-1am

Full weekend passes are now SOLD OUT.

What's micro?

Micro is very small dancing. It's all about sharing tiny movements in your body and connecting deeply with a partner. Ever seen a couple of fusion dancers hug for a whole song and wander off with a dazed and dreamy look on their faces? That's micro!

Whether you've been dancing for a long time or it's your first time, you can join in the micro magic.

Fusion is a living dance

Fusion is new-fangled partner dancing. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps and endless rules, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets its name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

Tickets

Fusion is a living dance

Fusion is new-fangled partner dancing. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps and endless rules, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets it's name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

Tickets

Fusion is a living dance

Fusion is new-fangled partner dancing. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps and endless rules, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets its name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

We want all of you

We throw dance parties where all bodies are invited. You already know how to dance, we're just here to give you permission to embrace all of the ways your body wants to move.

Come alone, come with friends, dip in a toe or plunge in the deep end. However you want to party, we're here for it.

So that everyone feels safe to unleash their full selves on the dancefloor our only rule is to be excellent to one another (aka the "don't be an asshole" policy). What does that mean? We expect you to be great at respecting other peoples' boundaries and bodies, to pay attention, and to use your words if you're unsure. Trust us, asking is way less awkward than getting it wrong.

Camp Kaleidoscope is back!

So you want to spend a week dancing in a castle, surrounded by friends old and new, with good food, campfires and time to really dive into levelling up your dancefloor skills? You're in luck!


Camp Kaleidoscope is all that and then some. We're hiring out an actual castle just a stone's throw from Bristol, and the amazing Flouer Evelyn is going to take us on a journey through our dancing to help us explore and develop together. We'll also have gentle morning movement classes, evening practicas, social dances and non-dance evening activities for when it's time to just cwtch up and hang out on the sofas.


Camp Kaleidoscope is all-in, meaning we're also providing accommodation and mountains of delicious food, masterminded by your favourite local kitchen heroes. And as always, we're conscious of making our events as financially accessible as possible, so look out for sliding scale options at registration!


It's gonna be WHOLESOME y'all.


Get on the mailing list for all the updates. 

Superstar teachers and DJ's!

We'll kick off the evening with an intro to social dancing for anyone who'd like some tips on dancing with a partner, before local DJ's get us moving with tracks ranging from slow and squishy to high-energy bangers.

No partner or experience necessary, just bring yourself and shoes you can move in.

Topics

We're here with open ears to hear about whatever your big wants are. We're thinking about covering things like:

  • Music - picking and working with DJs and artists to create the party you imagine
  • Vibes - what goes on behind the scene to make the magic happen?
  • Growing your scene - building a community of local dancers who want to come again and again - and bring their friends
  • Safer spaces - making sure no-one is left behind
  • Money - how do we make it work for everyone, including organisers as well as attendees

Other things on our mind include what goes into a great residential, catering for groups, inclusivity, arranging teaching for fusion, and organiser appreciation.

 

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED! We're looking for timings that maximise folks' ability to attend, in the meantime you can express your interest in the form below.

I'm interested!

So that everyone feels safe to unleash their full selves on the dancefloor our only rule is to be excellent to one another (aka the "don't be an asshole" policy). What does that mean? We expect you to be great at respecting other peoples' boundaries and bodies, to pay attention, and to use your words if you're unsure. Trust us, asking is way less awkward than getting it wrong.

So that everyone feels safe to unleash their full selves on the dancefloor our only rule is to be excellent to one another (aka the "don't be an asshole" policy). What does that mean? We expect you to be great at respecting other peoples' boundaries and bodies, to pay attention, and to use your words if you're unsure. Trust us, asking is way less awkward than getting it wrong.

Tickets

What's micro?

Micro is very small dancing. It's all about sharing tiny movements in your body and connecting deeply with a partner.

We believe that micro fusion is a diverse dance that can be many different things - we want to make space for every kind of micro, from high-precision, detailed, creative tiny dances to the soft to squishy hug dance which leave you wandering off with a dazed and dreamy look on your face.

Whether you've been dancing for a long time or it's your first time, you can join in the micro magic.

Deep dive into solo movement

Frankie has planned an immersive afternoon of workshops that will cover:

  • EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION: a super simple and super effective concept that gives you a way to solo that involves absolutely no “moves” 
  • ARMS: WHAT EVEN ARE THEY: what to do with your hands and arms during solo (featuring WORKAROUNDS and the CREATIVITY OF CONSTRAINT)
  • AXIS AND BALANCE: how to create off-axis movement and position in solo in a way that looks cool as fuck (yes, there will be "moves" in this one)

You already know how to dance, we're just here to give you permission to embrace all of the ways your body wants to move.

Come alone, come with friends, dip in a toe or plunge in the deep end. However you want to party, we're here for it.

Dance has no gender

In fusion we...

...don't assume what role you take in the dance; whether you lead, follow or switch is up to you and your partner

...welcome everyone, embracing queerness and all types of bodies

...feel free to ask anyone to dance, and are okay hearing and saying no sometimes

...check-in with our partner about what kind of dance they would like, including whether they feel happy with close embrace or being dipped

It's gonna be WHOLESOME y'all.

Camp Kaleidoscope is all-in, meaning we're also providing accommodation and mountains of delicious food, masterminded by your favourite local kitchen heroes. And as always, we're conscious of making our events as financially accessible as possible, so look out for sliding scale options at registration.

Camp Kaleidoscope is now SOLD OUT for this year, but if you want to join us next time then get on the mailing list. We'll only write to you about the events you say you're interested in. 

Mailing list

New to fusion? We got you

We'll also have daytime skill shares showcasing our best local talent, so if you're newer to fusion you have some tricks to bring to the dancefloor each night.

  • Tristan is going to be sharing the secrets to partnered connections
  • Frankie will be spilling the beans on her amazing solo dancing

Single-night tickets

We're out of full weekend passes, but you can still get a taste of the micro magic! Single night passes are now available on Bristol's home-grown event site, Headfirst. 

Friday party

Class with Sam Dobbie

We'll kick off the evening with an intro to social dancing for anyone who'd like some tips on dancing with a partner, before local DJ's get us moving with tracks ranging from slow and squishy to high-energy bangers.

This month we're continuing our tour of different dance styles to see what they can add to our fusion with the help of Sam Dobbie from Bristol Swing Riot! With a beginner friendly class on what Slow Bal can bring to your fusion dancing, we're sure you'll have some fresh ideas to bring to the social floor. As always, our DJ's will be bringing the fusiony goodness post-class.

Class from Hazel Crimmins

This month international teacher Hazel Crimmins is taking us on a journey through fusion dancing. Ever since Hazel could walk she was doing it to the beat and making up her own rules. She has been teaching in the physical arts for over 15 years and has been in love with social partner dancing since 2010. Hazel draws on an eclectic world of influences blending technical disciplines such as contemporary dance and yoga with the improvisation skills that she picked up at clown school.

Tickets 💜✨

Three nights of great music

OUR NIGHTS

Our musical goals for Kaleidoscope XXL are to:

  • Broaden the range of music we dance to in fusion
  • Platform artists who are left out of the mainstream

Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re abandoning the classic floor-fillers. We’ve already got a several live acts in the works that we are very excited about, and a list of DJ’s to make you swoon. 

Parties will run:

  • Friday: 8pm to 3am
  • Saturday: 8pm to 4am
  • Sunday: 8pm to 1.30am

OUR DAYS

We'll also have daytime skill shares showcasing our talent, so if you're newer to fusion you have some tricks to bring to the dancefloor each night. 

Hazel, our teacher for the weekend has this to say believes that dancing begins on the inside - in the heart and the imagination. Ever since Hazel could walk she was doing it to the beat and making up her own rules. She has been teaching in the physical arts for over 15 years and has been in love with social partner dancing since 2010.

Single night passes now available! 

We're all out of full weekend passes but you can grab single night passes over at headfirst!

Single night passes

WEEK A vs WEEK B

Our first Camp went so well that this year we are running it TWICE. 

Which week should I choose?

Our goal for camp is for everyone to have a stretching experience in class. To do that, we're splitting the two weeks by dance skill and experience. Considering that the vast majority of our attendees last year had at least 5 years dance experience (and most of them a lot more)*, we're not considering either of them a beginners level! We're expecting a lot of really fantastic dancers both weeks.

We anticipate that anyone ready to dive into an immersive week like Camp Kaleidoscope will already be able to dance in a range of holds - close embrace, closed, hand to hand - and smoothly transition between them. You'll be able to dance groovy, more stationary dances, smooth travelling ones and maybe some close micro too.

We're going to be real with you for a minute - it's really common for people to jump in and try to join tracks at a higher level than we might expect. We love the enthusiasm! BUT, even if you're up for the challenge, skipping a level and trying to dive right into a more advanced track impacts the experience of everyone in that group, not just you. So, please be honest with yourself when picking your week. If you're still not sure, then get in touch at hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll help you figure out which week is best for you! We'll keep an eye on registrations, and might get in touch if we think you'd be better off in the other week. That said, if you're newer to fusion but very experienced in other partner dance stylesl talk to us about joining Week A ;) 

 

*Time isn't a great measure of skill or experience! It's less about years and more about how many pairs of dance shoes you've worn out. That's why our levelling is less about numbers and more about the hunger.

 

Week A:  Super nerd - 3rd to 8th March

At this level, we expect that:

  • You're a very experienced dancer, who struggles to get a lot out of classes at most fusion events you attend.
  • You know exactly what you're currently working on and when watching your favourite dancers can pick out what it is in their technique that makes them excellent
  • You're always ready to learn, and as well as workshops and classes in fusion or other styles will do practice sessions alone or with friends
  • You are very happy leading AND following and dancing with you is a conversation - when following you have voice and as a lead you're listening and making space
  • You can fluidly switch back and forth between roles multiple times in a phrase
  • You have plenty of range and can adapt your dancing to the music whatever the genre
  • You regularly attend international fusion events and are usually in the top fifth of dancers there
  • You are one of the most experienced dancers in your home scene, and may teach locally or internationally

 

Week B: Dance lover - 11th to 15th March

At this level, we expect that: 

  • You are an experienced fusion dancer, or have some fusion experience backed by skills in other partnered dances.
  • You have some ideas of things you want to improve and recognise dancing you admire
  • You're motivated to keep learning and regularly attend classes in fusion or other styles
  • You are comfortable in at least one dance role, and have some skills in (or are excited to learn!) the other
  • You are able to switch roles during a song
  • You can adapt your dancing across a few music genres
  • You regularly attend international fusion events and are able to have enjoyable dances with nearly anyone there
  • You are one of the more experienced dancers in your home scene

Line-up

7.30pm all-levels workshop
8.30pm our DJ's bring the party  


Tickets available on Headfirst. We'll also have tickets available on the door - cash or paypal.

Tickets

Money

We're providing food and accommodation for the weekend. As a tiny event we can only get the basic costs so low (approximately 95EUR per person) but will make things sliding scale and do our best to make sure that anyone who wants to be there isn't limited by the cost.

Local teachers and DJ's!

We'll kick off the evening with an intro to social dancing for anyone who'd like some tips on dancing with a partner, before local DJ's get us moving with tracks ranging from slow and squishy to high-energy bangers.

No partner or experience necessary, just bring yourself and shoes you can move in.

Local teachers and DJs!

We'll kick off the evening with an intro to social dancing for anyone who'd like some tips on dancing with a partner, before local DJ's get us moving with tracks ranging from slow and squishy to high-energy bangers.

No partner or experience necessary, just bring yourself and shoes you can move in.

What music can I expect?

Part of creating space for all those different dances to happen is making sure there’s a suitable soundscape - across a micro weekend, we want to hear a variety of music, from a diverse range of artists and genres.

Our aim is that the parties really feel like parties - we love gentle micro feels, but we like for those feels to be balanced with energetic, vibrant, dynamic moments too. It’s important to us that the energy of the music varies over the weekend - we want some high-energy party time, low-energy wind down time, and everything in between.

Essential info

  • TIMINGS: Arrive at 1pm, classes finish at 5pm, with breaks throughout
  • LOCATION: St Paul's Learning Centre, main hall
  • ACCESS: Step-free from the street to the main hall, adapted toilets available, detailed info here
  • COST: £15 for 3 hours of workshops, with sliding scale options available
  • TICKETS: on Headfirst
Tickets

Be excellent to each other

So that everyone feels safe to unleash their full selves on the dancefloor our only rule is to be excellent to one another (aka the "don't be an asshole" policy). What does that mean? We expect you to be great at respecting other peoples' boundaries and bodies, to pay attention, and to use your words if you're unsure. Trust us, asking is way less awkward than getting it wrong.

KALEIDOSCOPE XXL

We're focusing on the classes and daytime stuff at Camp, with relaxed social dancing and a couple of parties scattered through the week and plenty of time to unwind. If all that isn't enough dancing for you, never fear! We're planning a weekend full of big late-night parties to put your new skills to good use immediately after - 10th to 12th March, so watch this space!

Kaleidoscope XXL
Saturday party

Camp Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope XXL is the sister event to Camp Kaleidoscope - a fusion dance residential focused on leveling up your dance game. We've arranged it so that you can segue smoothly between Camp and XXL with our transfers to and from Bristol to our castle in the countryside. 

Camp attendees will get priority booking for Kaleidoscope XXL, and also a discount on their ticket for the weekender. 

Intrigued? Click the button for all the info about Camp Kaleidoscope <3

Camp Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope XXL

We're focusing on the classes and daytime stuff at Camp, with relaxed social dancing and a couple of parties scattered through the week and plenty of time to unwind. If all that isn't enough dancing for you, never fear! We're planning a weekend full of big late-night parties to put your new skills to good use in between Weeks A and B - 8th to 10th March, so watch this space!

Kaleidoscope XXL

Access

We're back in our usual venue, which is fully accessible. The front door is accessed by a tarmac ramp, there is on-street parking for blue badge holders and an accessible bathroom inside.


If you want to attend the class and might need some modifications, DM or email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com so we can make sure our teaching meets your needs.

Who are we?

We are Siân Kathryn and Ouardane Jouannot. We were brought together by our love of fusion dancing and the fusion community, and a whole bunch of shared values around what those mean to us.

Ouardane has been organising forever - you might know them from EMF (European Micro Fantasia). They are also the creator and moderator of the European Fusion Organizers and Fusion Dance Europe facebook groups.

Siân is a pretty new organiser, and the creator of Kaleidoscope. In classic "go big or go home" style, in her second year of organising she's throwing 6 mulit-day events in 7 months whilst trying to grow a local scene. 

This event isn't really about us though. It's about all the people who inspire us - including you, if you want to be there. 

Line-up

7.30pm all-levels workshop
8.30pm our DJ's bring the party  


Tickets available on Headfirst. We'll also have tickets available on the door - cash or paypal.

Line up

7.30pm all-levels workshop
8.30pm our DJ's bring the party  


Tickets available on Headfirst. We'll also have tickets available on the door - cash or paypal.

Workshops from Frankie Porter

Frankie encountered Argentine tango in the heady summer of 2011 and has been dancing like a maniac ever since, both in partnership and alone.

On the micro floor she seeks to combine passion with precision, building internal landscapes within a flexible, responsive connection, and will happily micro to anything from hard EDM to a dripping tap.

As a teacher, she focuses on developing both creativity and control, building concepts in an accessible way to provide an expanded palette of musicality.

Party with us

No need to wait to put your new-found skills into practice, come throw down on the dance floor with us at a Kaleidoscope party following on from the workshops! 

There will be time to grab dinner on Stokes Croft before joining us for the night-time party.

Superstar teachers and DJ's

We'll kick off the evening with an intro to social dancing for anyone who'd like some tips on dancing with a partner, before local DJ's get us moving with tracks ranging from slow and squishy to high-energy bangers.

No partner or experience necessary, just bring yourself and shoes you can move in.

This month, we have not one but TWO amazing dancers from the Bay Area, birthplace of fusion, coming to share their talents with us.

FAQ

TICKETS

Do you do social passes?

We're keeping it simple with one pass to cover the full weekend, whether you want to come to the workshops and the parties, or just the parties.

Can I split a pass with a second caregiver?

Yes! We want to make it possible for parents and caregivers to enjoy Kaleidoscope XXL by sharing a pass.

Both of you should register, but just put 50% of the ticket amount in the custom field at payment. Let us know who you're sharing with, either via email or in the "your needs" section at registration. 

Will there be single-night tickets available?

Probably. We'll release tickets for single nights on a month before the event starts IF we have the capacity. 

How much does it cost?

To make the event as accessible as possible, we offer a sliding scale and will give as many discounts as we can afford, plus a limited number of free passes. This is made possible by the generosity of people who can afford to pay a little more!

  • Default rate: £95 this is how much we need to average to break even
  • Support our community: £125 we think we're offering something worth at least this much!
  • Low income: £60 we'll offer as many of these as we can afford
  • Sliding scale: £? - for the high rollers and broke bitches who want to offer a custom amount

What's the camper discount about?

That's for folks who are coming to Camp Kaleidoscope - our week-long residential - either before the weekend. You can learn more about Camp here.

CHANGING PLANS

What's your cancellation policy?

We're happy to offer refunds up to one month before the event. After that, you're welcome to arrange a private transfer - just get in touch with us to make sure that we make it work behind the scenes too. 

What's your sickness policy?

If you feel unwell, please test for Covid and do not attend if you test positive. If you have a mild virus that is not Covid, please keep everyone healthy by masking up! We'll have masks available on the front desk in a range of colours to suit your outfit. 

LOGISTICS

Are you offering hosting?

We're not arranging hosting this time around, but once you've registered you will be invited to join our discord where you can link up with other attendees to share accomodation. 

Where are the venues?

We're waiting to have contracts in hand before announcing all of our venues, but as they're confirmed they'll appear on our map at the link below.

Venues

Camp Kaleidoscope is a collaboration between us and you

Flouer is curating a dance journey through the week, so that you can really nerd out and build your skills. Team Zankie are planning a menu of meals that will make your mouth water - and provide comfort and sustenance whatever March brings. The rest is up to you!

We'll always have a dance space available and will throw open the doors through the week for sweet house party vibes. We'll also share some options for other ways to hang out and connect over the week, with board games, country walks, a pub trip or jam sessions but it's down to you to choose your own adventure.

Keeping things as financially accessible as possible means we don't have an army of staff on hand, and instead ask you to do your bit! Everyone will take a turn or two supporting our chefs in the kitchen or doing dishes and it's all hands on deck for get-out on Friday. No free rides, but kitchen crew just might turn out to be the highlight of your week.

Broke?

If you can't afford a ticket and want to come dancing, email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll try to help   

Access

Our regular venue is fully accessible. The front door is accessed by a tarmac ramp, there is on-street parking for blue badge holders and an accessible bathroom inside.


If you want to attend the class and might need some modifications, DM or email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com so we can make sure our teaching meets your needs.

Access

Our regular venue is fully accessible. The front door is accessed by a tarmac ramp, there is on-street parking for blue badge holders and an accessible bathroom inside.


If you want to attend the class and might need some modifications, DM or email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com so we can make sure our teaching meets your needs.

Watch this space!

More info coming soon!

Line-up

7.30pm all-levels workshop
8.30pm our DJ's bring the party  

FAQ

BASICS

How do I get there?

Just get your ass to Bristol, we'll do the rest! We're putting on a bus to and from the venue so that you can use public transport as much as possible. The transfer times for each week will be confirmed by New Year, but we are aiming at:

  • Week A: Pick-up 4pm Sunday, drop-off by 4pm Friday
  • Week B: Pick-up midday Monday, drop-off by 7pm Friday (with a little after party in Bristol Friday night!)

If you can't make the transfer, Lydney train station is a 15 minute drive from the venue.

Parking is very limited and goes first to organisers, and then to those for whom having their car is an access need. If there are spots left over it's first come first served, but be prepared to park a little way off from the castle.

 

Tell me about access

This is the least accessible event Kaleidoscope runs for those with mobility needs. The main venue is a castle with a lot of narrow winding staircases which are unavoidable as the dance space and eating/hangout spaces are on different levels. If this makes it a "maybe" for you, then reach out - we're happy to share more.

For other needs, we'll ask at registration if there is anything specific that would make the event more accessible for you.

 

Can I bring my child?

No. We don't have what it takes to make Camp Kaleidoscope a child friendly space. We will have parent passes available for Kaleidoscope XXL though, so that two care-givers can share the load and join in the fun.

 

MONEY

How much does it cost?

At Camp, we're providing all your meals, 4/5 nights of accommodation, 10+ hours of intensive teaching, plus group work, practicas, morning movement, evening dances and activities, and transport to and from Bristol. 

To make the event as accessible as possible, we offer a sliding scale and will give as many discounts as we can afford, plus a limited number of free passes. This is made possible by the generosity of people who can afford to pay a little more!

We sometimes update the sliding scale options during registration if we need to in order to cover our costs. Early registrations get the best rates. 

For Week A (five nights) that looks like:

  • Default rate: £300 - this is how much we need to average to break even
  • Support our community: £450 - we think we're offering something worth at least this much!
  • Low income: £225 - we'll offer as many of these as we can afford
  • Sliding scale: £? - for the high rollers and broke bitches who want to offer a custom amount

For Week B, we're cramming almost the same amount of content into 4 nights, so it's a tiny bit cheaper:

  • Default rate: £275 - this is how much we need to average to break even
  • Support our community: £425 - we think we're offering something worth at least this much!
  • Low income: £200 - we'll offer as many of these as we can afford
  • Sliding scale: £? for the high rollers and broke bitches who want to offer a custom amount

Plus, we're giving you a bundle deal on the weekender - Kaleidoscope XXL, three nights of epic parties - with a 30% discount on XXL tickets for Camp attendees!

 

What's your financial model?

We do a whole lot with very little. We're all about making our events as financially accessible as possible - for everyone. That means organisers need to pay their bills too!

There will always be sliding scale options and we haven't yet had to turn anyone away who needed a discount, BUT this is only possible with the generosity of our community! If you can afford the Feeling Flush option (or more) perhaps you want to know where your money goes?

  • First, we cover the basic costs of the event
  • Then, we offer subsidised tickets and free passes to those who need them
  • Then we add in a few luxuries (last year this was hot tubs)
  • And if there is anything left over it will go to organisers or be reinvested in e.g. more equipment (right now we have our eye on some more lights)

Honestly, we think that even our feeling flush options are great value.

This year, the basic costs of the event includes a small percentage to organisers. Camp takes literally months of labour to create, plus your freelance organiser has to take 3-4 weeks unpaid time off over the event itself to make it happen and would like to keep a roof over her head at the same time.

 

Can I have a payment plan?

Sure! Get in touch and agree a plan with us ahead of registrations opening. It's payment upfront to secure your spot this year, so we'll help you figure out what options to pick at registration if you speak to us before.

 

ACCOMODATION

What's the accommodation like?

Sleepover-style! Good, solid bunk beds with cosy bedding provided in rooms that mostly take 8-12 apiece.

We'll make sure there are some quiet rooms and gender-grouped rooms if that's a thing that people ask for at registration.

 

Can I pay extra for a smaller or private room?

Nope, this isn't that event. We looked at fancy venues with private rooms but just couldn't find the enthusiasm for running something that bougie - and pricey to attend.

 

Can I sleep in my van?

No. We thought long and hard about this one, but part of running a sustainable dance event is making sure that we treat our venues well, and that we are good neighbours so we can return in the future. For Camp Kaleidoscope, that means we’re asking attendees not to sleep in their vans in St. Briavels. We are staying in a small village, where parking is limited and outside of castle walls. We are providing transport to and from Bristol as part of the entry fee, and really encourage as many people as possible to take us up on that!

A personal comment from your organiser - as an occasional van-dwelling dirtbag myself, I know how nice it is to have your own space to curl up in at the end of the day. Thing is, one person in their van is very different from a whole influx of vans taking over small, sleepy village, so we're being strict on our limits for vans. 

 

OTHER

Are you looking for staff for the event?

All our priority staff spots are taken ahead of the event going live. If you're reading this, they're gone!

If you need a discounted pass, and want to offer a skill in lieu of all or part of the fee then speak to us about what you'd like to offer. You will still need to register - this isn't a way to skip the queue if there's a waitlist. Think of it more like your gift to the event as a thank you for the sliding scale options we offer anyway.

 

What's your cancellation policy? 

Cancellations made in 2023 get a full refund. After that, we can give refunds up to our default payment rate up to a month before the event as long as there are people on the waiting list to transfer to. In the last month, we're happy to support DIY ticket transfers if you want to pass on your spot but won't automatically be refunding as our costs are locked in and we'll be snowed under with last minute preparations.

What the F is fusion?

Fusion is partner dancing, without the baggage. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets it's name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

For us, fusion is more than a dance, it's also a way of living the future we want to build. That means it is queer, it is feminist, and we don't want anyone left behind.

Broke?

If you can't afford a ticket and want to come dancing, email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll try to help.

Broke?

If you can't afford a ticket and want to come dancing, email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll try to help.

Dance has no gender

In fusion we...
...don't assume what role you take in the dance; whether you lead, follow or switch is up to you and your partner, every time you take to the floor
...welcome everyone, embracing queerness and all types of bodies
...feel free to ask anyone to dance, and are okay hearing and saying no sometimes
...check-in with our partner about what kind of dance they would like, including whether they feel happy with close embrace or being dipped

Tickets

Sliding scale available on Headfirst https://hdfst.uk/e109601
We'll also have tickets available on the door - cash or paypal.

Tickets

Registrations now OPEN!

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What the F is fusion?

Fusion is partner dancing, without the baggage. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets it's name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

For us, fusion is more than a dance, it's also a way of living the future we want to build. That means it is queer, it is feminist, and we don't want anyone left behind.

WTF is fusion?

Fusion is partner dancing, without the baggage. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets it's name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

For us, fusion is more than a dance, it's also a way of living the future we want to build. That means it is queer, it is feminist, and we don't want anyone left behind.

Access

Our regular venue is fully accessible. The front door is accessed by a tarmac ramp, there is on-street parking for blue badge holders and an accessible bathroom inside. 

If you want to attend the class and might need some modifications, DM or email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com so we can make sure our teaching meets your needs.

Broke?

If you can't afford a ticket and want to come dancing, email hello@kaleidoscopefusion.com and we'll try to help.

WTF is fusion?

Fusion is partner dancing, without the baggage. We're not here to stick to a rigid set of steps, but to actually dance with another person to good music on a night out. Fusion is all about improvisation, connecting with your partner and seeing what happens. We don't care if you've never danced before, as long as you're having a good time.

Fusion gets it's name from fusing different styles of dance - maybe you've danced blues, tango, lindy, west coast swing or hip hop or maybe you just like to get on the dance floor and shake it, you have something to bring!

For us, fusion is more than a dance, it's also a way of living the future we want to build. That means it is queer, it is feminist, and we don't want anyone left behind.

Our events & news

Microscope 2024

Kaleidoscope fusion dance night - June

SOLO DAY with Frankie Porter

Kaleidoscope Fusion dance night - April

Kaleidoscope XXL 2024 - Fusion weekender

Camp Kaleidoscope 2024 - Fusion residential

Kaleidoscope Fusion dance party - February

Kaleidoscope Fusion dance party - November

Microscope 2023

Kaleidoscope Fusion with Sian Kathryn

Kaleidoscope Fusion with Hazel Crimmins

Kaleidoscope Fusion with Sam Dobbie

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