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Holiday Party Week

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 5, 2017

Holiday Party Week! To be held during class time the week of Wednesdayday 12/13 through Tuesday 12/19. There may be a surprise guest in Terrific Twos, Angelina Ballerina, Preschool and Combo classes….SHH!!! ATTENTION TERRIFIC TWOS, PRESCHOOL AND COMBO CLASS PARENTS These classes will have a Santa’s grab bag instead of the traditional grab bag. PURCHASE A […]

Giving Tree

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 15, 2017

Dear parents and dancers, Over the years, during the holidays, my staff and I have received many beautiful gifts from all of our thoughtful students. We truly appreciate the gifts we have received. The Dance Connection Christmas Tree is always a reminder of these past gifts. The entire tree is decorated with ornaments given to […]

Thanksgiving Coloring Contest!  Win a $35 Dancewear Gift Card

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 10, 2017

Why are you thankful for dance? Enter our Thanksgiving Coloring Contest for your chance to win a $35 Dancewear Gift Card! Grab a copy of the coloring ditto at the studio or download it here.  Be sure to include why you’re thankful for dance!  Hand in your entry to our office staff at the studio. Deadline: […]

Costume Worksheets

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 6, 2017

Click Here for Costume Worksheets

Win a Free Recital Costume

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 28, 2017

Here’s your chance to WIN A FREE COSTUME! Just fill out our satisfaction survey and tell us what you think… Fill out our customer satisfaction survey for your chance to win a FREE COSTUME for our 2017 recital.  Your feedback helps us continue to improve our educational programs and customer experience studio-wide.  Your survey will be […]

Improv Workshop

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 23, 2017

Who’s in What Recital?

Below You will find important information that will give you details about this year’s recital including dates, location, information on Dress Rehearsal Week, and also a link to the “Who’s In What Recital” listing for this year.

Halloween Party Week

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 16, 2017

Halloween Party Week starts October 23! October 23th – 28th Don’t forget to dress up and join us for all of the treats, games, and dancing this week in classes. See you there! It is no ordinary party week – it is a DC party week! From the moment you step through our lobby doors, […]

Earn Tuition Credit for Referrals!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 28, 2017

Refer a friend and you both receive a $15 tuition credit! From now until October 14th, any Dance Connection student who refers a friend to register for any of our classes will receive a $15 tuition credit. The referred friend, who must be a new student and not a previously enrolled family at Dance Connection, will […]

Kids Halloween Party

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 25, 2017

DC Dancers “Rocked the City”

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 4, 2017

Six of Dance Connection’s Competition Team dancers participated in the Rock the City Summer Intensive last week at Pearl Studios in New York City.  The intensive was hosted by True Talent Dance Competition, where the team competed at their Nationals at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos just two weeks prior. Dance Connection was represented at Rock the City […]

True Talent 2017 Nationals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on July 10, 2017

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at True Talent Dance Competition Nationals in Lake Harmony, PA.      

It’s Graduation Time!

By Erin Sforza in Latest News on July 7, 2017

It’s that time of year when we celebrate the achievements of our Seniors in our studio and wish them all well on the next part of their journeys, both in dance and in life, and this year we have a very special graduate that we’d like to acknowledge.   Mr. Joe, our Marketing Director, Recital […]

Ducks Performance Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on May 13, 2017

Attention Dancers! For the past eight years the Dance Connection Competition Team Dancers have been performing at Bethpage Ballpark before the start of one of the Long Island Ducks games. It has been a fun family event, which we would like to open to more dancers from our DC Family to join the team in […]

5/19: Paint Night & Beer Build

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on May 2, 2017

Join us on Friday, May 19th from 8:00-10:00PM for a fun night of painting and building scenery for our 2017 recital!  You don’t need to be an artist, anyone can join in the fun!  Meet & Greet with some of the Dance Connection Teachers.  Complimentary beer, wine, cheese, and soda will be served. Space is limited. Click […]

Turn It Up 2017 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on April 23, 2017

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at Turn It Up Dance Challenge in West Islip, NY.      

Kiara Zeledon Competes for National Arts Prize!

By Erin Sforza in Latest News on March 30, 2017

Kiara Zeledon, an East Islip student and Dance Connection Competition Team dancer has had her PTA Reflections submission chosen to compete for a National Prize winning a State Award of Excellence. Her original choreography piece entitled “Human” was given the Award of Excellence and will compete nationally in the Dance Choreography Intermediate Division. PTA Reflections […]

True Talent 2017 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 26, 2017

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at True Talent Dance competition in West Babylon, NY.      

Paint Night

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 2, 2017

Join us on Friday, March 10th from 8:00-10:00PM for a fun night of painting scenery for our 2017 recital!  You don’t need to be an artist, anyone can join in the fun!  Meet & Greet with some of the Dance Connection Teachers.  Complimentary wine, cheese, and soda will be served. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP

Recital Name Contest

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 1, 2017

Recital Name Contest IT IS TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR OUR 28th ANNUAL RECITAL NAME CONTEST! Click Here to submit your ideas online! (Or fill out a form at the studio) ENTER AS MANY NAMES AS YOU LIKE USING THE CONTEST SLIP. WE WILL BE DATING ALL ENTRIES EACH DAY. IN THE CASE OF DUPLICATE ENTRIES […]

Headliner’s 2017 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 11, 2017

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competition at Headliner’s Competition in Westchester, NY.      

Win 2 Free Recital Tickets and Summer Tuition Discount!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 6, 2017

Help us plan our Summer 2017 Season! We’d love to hear what you think… We are in the midst of planning fun programs to fill our Summer 2017 Season.  Before we finalize our plans, we’d love to hear your thoughts.  Please take a moment to fill out our survey by clicking the button below.  Your feedback helps […]

DC Spirit Week 2017 Winners

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 1, 2017

Congratulations to our Spirit Week Winners! Miss Victoria’s Friday 4:30  Combo 1 Class! Congratulations to our Spirit Week Trivia Winners as well! Jodi Ross-Monz elimay1216 on Instagram Corinne Spano Kirsten Zeman Our Instagram Scavanger Hunt Winner was: elimay1216!!!

Giving Tree – Thank You For All Your Support!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on January 22, 2017

The Giving Tree “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa Thank you to all who supported the giving tree this year!  Your generosity has really helped several families in our community who are less fortunate than us, may it be because of unemployment, illness, family death, etc.  We will never […]

Recital Company Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on January 2, 2017

Auditions will be held for the Petite Co. (ages 7-9), Junior Co. (ages 10-12), and Senior Co. (ages 13-adult), on Sunday, January 22, 2017. This will be the only day for auditions. We cannot make any exceptions to this date.  Whatever age you are on February 1, 2017 is the company you try out for. […]

Happy Holidays!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays from all your friends at Dance Connection!  

Competition Team Performs at National Believe Day!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 9, 2016

Come see our performance today for… National Believe Day! December 9, 2016 Dance Connection Performance: 4:30PM The Westfield South Shore Macy’s in Bay Shore Macy’s is celebrating National Believe Day and the Believe campaign benefitting the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.  Participants in this campaign are encouraged to write letters to Santa and drop them in their local Macy’s letterbox.  For each letter collected, Macy’s will […]

National Honor Society for Dance Arts

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 Dear Middle School and High School Dancers and Parents: As you may know, in a continuous effort to honor the hard work and dedication of our students, we formed our own studio chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts at Dance Connection in December 2014 for high school students (grades […]

Nite of Halloween Fun was a Spooky Success!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 29, 2016

Dance Connection’s Nite of Halloween Fun was a Spooky Success! All of the boys and girls had a blast dressing in costume, enjoying snacks, playing games and relays, and learning a fun halloween dance! The event was coordinated by Dance Connection’s Studio Manager, Melinda Civitella.  Check out our upcoming event, Black Friday Blast, and stay […]

Halloween Party Week Pics

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 28, 2016

We’re Having A Spook-tacular Halloween Party Week! Come and see all of the fun we’re having at our Halloween Party Week Classes! Click below to find your class: http://danceconnection.zenfolio.com/f207432920

Black Friday Blast

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 23, 2016

Moms and Dads, Check out our Black Friday Blast event for kids ages 3-12! Your child will make crafts, watch a movie, play games and relays, dance, and enjoy many fun activities while you can go shopping or relax after the Thanksgiving holiday! The event is open to everyone, so siblings and friends are more […]

Recital Song & Costume Meeting!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 9, 2016

Yesterday our teachers spent all day choosing the music and possible costumes for this year’s recital! Snacks were required! 😀

Win a Free Month of Dance Tuition!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 6, 2016

Be Featured on Dance Connection’s Website and Enter to Win a FREE MONTH of Tuition!   Share with us what you love about Dance Connection, why you chose Dance Connection, why you continue to dance at Dance Connection, a short story about a special experience at Dance Connection, or how Dance Connection has affected you. […]

October Tuition Due

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 1, 2016

Just a Reminder… October Tuition Due Please pay by October 10, 2016 to avoid being charged an additional $5.00 fee. **If you have already paid, please disregard this message, this is an automated message sent to all accounts regardless of balance** If you have any questions regarding your account please feel free to email info@lidanceconnection.com

Less Is More

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 23, 2016

Less is More by Michelle Jones Wurtz After years of studying and teaching dance at various schools and institutions, The Tortoise and the Hare, one of Aesop’s famous fables has taken on a deeper meaning in my life.  Many American dance students are being pushed to execute fouette turns, tour-jetes, and multiple pirouettes in order […]

Teacher Training Program

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 19, 2016

Did you know? Dance Connection offers a comprehensive Teacher Training Program! The Teacher Training Program ensures that future students continue to be taught with the same care as when the studio’s doors first opened! I truly enjoy working with the energy and passion of these young people within our program. It is a mutually rewarding […]

Welcome to our new Faculty & Staff

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 17, 2016

We are very excited to welcome five new dance professionals to our faculty & staff team!       BROOKE-ASHLEY BELLAFIORE Office StaffBrooke-Ashley joined the Dance Connection family in 1999. Her dance training consists of Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. She was a part of Dance Connection’s Competition Team for 8 […]

Thomas Henderson dancing in Los Angeles this Fall!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Thomas Henderson, dancing with the Dancers Inc Performance Company in Los Angeles this fall!