Here at Fuso Danse we believe that the dancers are the studio. We pride ourselves on giving our dancers the best experiences in and out of class. Our core values (Support, Growth, Accountability, Respect, Integrity & True to You) create an environment where you can feel comfortable, engaged, energized and part of the Fuso family.

Here's the story of how the studio got started to where it is now:

The studio was formed in June 2013. At the time I (Taren Gaia) was teaching for another instructor who sadly moved away and the class had to be closed down. I saw an opportunity to take the passion that I had to help people become better versions of themselves and so I decided to do this through dance.

And that’s really what the studio is about at its heart.

For people to be a part of something that lets them be who they really are, to take a break from daily stresses and feel free to express themselves through dance or fitness in an environment that they feel safe in.

I started with only 6 people in a small rehearsal room in Mayville, KZN. Since that day we have expanded, diversified and moved our way to the Upper-highway region of Gillitts.

2018 and 2019 were our peak years. We had several dance classes operating in line dance kpop, our competitors were enjoying the participation in each of their events.

Then Covid hit! 

While I lost the ability to teach in person, I continued our classes online as best I could, offering social classes, dance fitness and selected training tutorials. You can imagine how relieved I was to be able to get back into the studio again towards the 2nd half of the year. but things weren't the same.


This gave me the opportunity to do the one thing that scared me, and excited me the most at the same time. And In 2021 we secured our own premises at Gillitts Shopping Centre.

Together with our Partner: Dose of Debbie, our business strategy of being a one-stop dance and fitness facility in the region is now a reality.

And we keep working on it every minute to provide you, our customers, with the new experiences that make this facility your home, as much as ours. 

Meet The Team

Facility Owner


SADTA Licentiate / UKDC

2016 Intermediate WDM World Champion

Debbie Porter - Dose of Debbie



Rebounder Fitness

Tarah Van Wyk - DanceTribe SA

Fusion Belly Dance


Taren Gaia - Fuso Danse Studios


Line Dance

Dance Fit

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Kathlene Scheepers - Fuso Danse

Hip Hop

Gillitts Shopping Centre                         Durban Bowling Club
1 Clifton Road