Fusion Center for Dance and RX Physical Therapy will be joining forces to provide an injury prevention and pointe readiness lunch for dancers and their parents.

Physical Therapist, Kensey Bermingham, and physical therapy assistant and former professional ballerina, Karen Camelet, will present an informative session for both dancers and parents next week at Fusion Center for Dance. Topics will include injuries amongst young dancers and how to better prevent them, including specific stretches and strengthening exercises. Kensey will also bring his former experience assessing readiness for pointework to speak on the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of pointe training and methods to build strength and readiness.

WHERE & WHEN: Lunch and Learn with RX Physical Therapy: Injury Prevention and Pointe Readiness for Dancers, Thursday August 22nd from 11:45am-12:30pm at Fusion Center for Dance

Dr. Sarah Gendernalik, ballet instructor for Fusion Center for Dance and Wellness & Aesthetics provider at Family Physicians in St. Jospeh, had this to say, “As a physician and a dancer, I try to stress the importance of injury prevention in all of my classes at all age levels. I strongly feel that whether students intend on pursuing dance professionally or simply as a hobby, that the better you know your body and how it works, the more successful you will be. We are so lucky to have this opportunity to work with Kensey and Karen from RX. I hope that this is a partnership that we can continue into the future.”

This luncheon is a part of the annual week-long intensive that team dancers at Fusion part take in to kick off their competition season. The public is welcome, but must pre-register by calling 269-985-8144.

Fusion owner and team director, Jennifer Loy, said “Our weeklong intensive is always my favorite part of the year. The kids are eager to learn and excited about auditioning for a new season. I am especially excited this year to add the RX Lunch & Learn for our parents and students. Our goal at Fusion is to always keep reaching and expanding learning opportunities for our students.”

Fusion Center for Dance is currently accepting new members to the Fusion Dance Company competittion team for the 2019-20 season. Dancers should have had at least one year of experience and a passion and commitment for dance. Ages 3-18 are eligible to participate. If you are interested in learning more, please visit or call 269-985-8144.

Fusion Center for Dance provides quality instruction to dancers of all ages and abilities. Fusion is located at 2162 Plaza Drive in Benton Harbor, behind the Pet Smart Shopping Center, and NOW IN COLOMA at 6777 Paw Paw Avenue. The Fusion Center for Dance staff is excited to be to offer a comprehensive curriculum in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, acro and contemporary, from beginning to advanced levels for dancers 18 months to 18 years old.

Benton Harbor Open House – August 24th from 11-2 pm Coloma Open House – August 27th from 4-6 pm

For more information or questions, please feel free to contact Christine Waterhouse at or at 269-985-8144 (BH) or 269-985-8134 (COLOMA)

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