In 2013, Violet Kind tried out some new dance ideas with willing students at her Mankato dance studio. These experiments became Fly FusionĀ®, a trademarked format inspired by her background in fusion belly dance which now has certified teachers in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and the UK. Join Violet and her welcoming crew of original Fly students at the homebase of this style for weekly classes for all levels!

WEEKLY CLASSES IN MANKATO, MINNESOTA

THE ORIGINAL FLY FUSION CLASS IN THE HOME OF FLY FUSION

THE CLASS

My new approach to teaching Fly Fusion features a little bit of everything! Juicy combinations, playful technique drills, and surprise shenanigans along the way! Variations offered for every level. We are also offering a special bonus class this session. Keep scrolling to learn more :)

THE STUDIO

Welcome to our new home at Menari Body Works! We are so excited to be a part of this gorgeous space! Located at 121 E. Cherry St. in Mankato, MN. Come in through the front door and use the door to the right to go downstairs to the studio.

THE TEACHER

Hey, I'm Violet! I was born in Mankato and have been teaching here since 2011. I also teach online and in different parts of the world. Wherever I am, my goal is to create a supportive community and fun dance experience. I've been told my passion about dance is contagious, so watch out ;)

Frequently Asked Questions

Comfort and ease of movement is the priority! Students generally wear leggings or sweats with a t-shirt, tank top, or sports bra. Wear what makes you feel good! You do not ever have to show your belly. Lots of students dance barefoot, some with socks, and some wear clean dance shoes. You can optionally wear a belt or hip scarf to accentuate your hip movements. Don't overthink it ;)

If I had a dollar for every time I heard this I'd be rich! ;) I LOVE teaching absolute beginners. My goal is to make you feel welcomed and capable of the dance shenanigans we get up to. I remember my first dance class and how terrifying (and exciting!) it was to finally take the plunge, and it changed my life. I teach growth mindset techniques which stress the fact that talent is learned and not inherent and in order to get good at anything, you've gotta suck at it first. So, come on in.. the water's fine!

I've had students from ages 10-75 in my classes and I think that's one thing that makes dance so special! This class is comprised of mostly adults and may occasionally feature some strong language, but mature kids attending with their parents are welcome. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about this!

If you have an unanswered question, please send an email :)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR

SUMMER 2024 SESSION

WEDNESDAYS JUL 10 - SEP 25

ALL LEVELS FLY FUSION

WED 6:30-7:30P WITH VIOLET KIND

All levels (yes, even you!) are welcome to join us for this fun weekly class. Learn juicy, flowy mini-choreographies then put them together into a dance with your new secret language.

SPECIAL SUMMER SERIES

WED 7:30-8:00P WITH SAMARTH TRIVEDI

Experience the vibrant energy of Bollywood fused with the smooth sophistication of jazz and the lively rhythms of swing in this unique series being offered this summer. All levels welcome.