World Fusion Bristol Information Page

Dance around the world with Movema and guests at our weekly World Fusion classes in Bristol.

World Fusion is a high-energy dance class packed full of music & moves inspired by various modern and traditional styles from around the globe such as; Carnival, Dancehall, Bollywood and Latin styles. We celebrate diversity and provide an energising experience with an emphasis on dance choreography and sequences.

Level: Mixed dance levels adults 16+ (access is via stairs at The Island)
Teachers: Penny from Movema, and guests throughout the year!
What you’ll need: Clothes you can move in, you can choose to dance bare foot, or indoor sports/dance shoes. And please bring a bottle of water.

By attending these classes, there are numerous performances that you can get involved with! Including festivals and community events such as St Paul’s Carnival, Harbour Fest, Black History Month and Lunar New Year

The vibe is very friendly and we always welcome new people 🙂


To book a class please visit our Bristol Classes page.

Or go directly to Bookwhen:

MoveGB Members can book on the MoveGB platform:

For more information & regular updates, please visit our Movema Bristol Facebook Page

Notices 2024

Afro Caribbean Dance
Big thanks to Lildonia Lawrence who’s been facilitating sessions in Afro Caribbean dance styles in January and March. We will be inviting Lildonia back soon!

Bloco B
Currently we have Holly and Vero from Bloco B doing Samba and Afro Brazilian dance with World Fusion on 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April.
And some of us will be attending Tambor Bristol’s Samba Festival happening at Trinity Centre on 6th April, to see them in action – so get your tickets if you want to join us!

Easter Break
There will not be a World Fusion class on Tuesday 9th April.
We will be back with a new block of classes from Tuesday 16th April.

Dances of Diaspora!
We have been invited by the Diverse Artists Network to join other dance groups to perform at two events in May, as part of their Diaspora festival.

  • Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May – College Green.
  • Saturday 11th May – Wye Valley River Fest.

Further information:

Your dance group is invited to be a part of this pilot festival and dance project. The Diaspora event takes place over the bank holiday weekend of 3–6th May 2024 and this dance project is also linked to The Wye Valley River Festival on 11th May.
The idea is to bring together as many traditional and cultural dance groups from across the world, that are present in Bristol and to have a celebration of these groups as part of the closing ceremony on College Green on May 6th in the afternoon.
Penny Marie Avery is the coordinator of the project and will be communicating with you in more detail if you are interested in finding out more.
The commitment from you and your group to be present on the afternoon of the 6th May and part of the ceremony and if possible to travel on a 53 seater coach (or drive yourselves ) to the Wye Valley on the 11th of May leaving Bristol at 11am and returning by 6pm to participate in a woodland dance event, collaborating with 2 groups from Wales to create a dance celebration.

The exact format of what will happen will become clearer as we progress the project. We will be working with Penny and Cleo Lake as a community choreographer to establish a way for all the dance groups to both perform their own dances and become part of a dance that all groups participate in.

Refugee Festival

Saturday 15th June – Save the date for a day of dance, music, food and cultural celebration in Page Park. In partnership with Melody & The Nest, SGREN, Friends of Page Park & Bristol Refugee Festival.

Harbour Fest

Saturday 20th and /or Sunday 21st July. We are exploring opportunities for World Fusion to be involved 🙂