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Giving Tree

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 22, 2020

Dear families, 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 me over […]

Costume Worksheets

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 2, 2020

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Important Costume Information

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 23, 2020

Below you will find all the information you need about costumes including how to use your costume worksheets to order the correct size for each costume/student on our ordering website, when and how costumes are measured, office hours for in-studio ordering, order deadlines, and information about our premium garment bags and recital make-up products.

Who’s in What Recital?

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 21, 2020

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.

Performance Company Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 20, 2020

Performance Company Auditions November 1, 2020 Click here to sign up to audition About the Performance Company The Dance Connection Performance Company is for dancers who want more performance opportunities than the once-a-year annual recital. The team competes locally 2-3 times per year and travels nationally once a year. This company offers professional training in […]

Halloween Party Week

It is no ordinary party week – it is a DC party week!  From the moment you step through our lobby doors, we have set the stage for a dramatic, fun and theme-filled dance week! Monday, October 26 to Saturday, October 31, all students should wear any kind of costume to class – EVERY AGE, no one is too old to […]

Welcome to our new Faculty & Staff!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 7, 2020

We are very excited to welcome twelve new dance professionals to our faculty & staff team! Billy Arco Associate Teacher Billy started dancing at Dance Connection in 2007. His love of dance started before he even stepped foot into the studio, as his cousins influenced him to become a dancer. Even though his favorite genre of dance […]

Dance Connection Launches Penny Prima™ Brand

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on July 22, 2020

https://vimeo.com/435906889 ISLIP, New York – Dance Connection in Islip, NY launches new Penny Prima™ brand of direct-to-consumer products and licensed studio programs.  The principal product is the Penny Prima Starter Box including a storybook, Penny Prima: Almost Ballerina, art supplies, craft activities, souvenir cup, a Penny Prima lanyard, backstage pass, adventure log, special sticker, and access […]

School Closure Information

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 15, 2020

Dear dancers and parents, Please read the following important information in it’s entirety! Due to the recent announcement of county-wide school closures across Suffolk and Nassau counties and to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Dance Connection will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 until Saturday, March 28. The April break will be rescheduled […]

2020 Trophy Recipients

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 7, 2020

Four Year Trophies Valentina Alanya Amy Alva Aviana Arias Lilah Bishop Ava Brienza Zara Canbaz Victoria Cavell Eliana Clifford Hollyanne Davis Emma I. Diaz Megan Dill Ariel Ebbert Casey Ehatt Janette Grimaldi Samantha Gutiérrez Alexa Jean Hernandez Stephanie Horner Avery Fain Lilly Farley Kenley Foster Adriana Fortunato Emma Rose Freisem Anyone Fuentes Avery Klemm Emma […]

Congratulations to Our New Substitute Teacher: Miss Lilly!

By Erin Sforza in Latest News on January 13, 2020

We’d like to congratulate Miss Lilly on her promotion to Substitute Teacher in the Teacher Training Program! The Teacher Training Program is a forum for students to gain training in teaching as well as job responsibility. Enrollment in our Teacher Training Program will provide members with the highest standard of mentoring and guidance. Dance Connection […]

Recital Company Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 19, 2019

The 2020 Recital company will produce two production numbers.  The Petite/Junior Company will be doing “Revolting Children” from Broadway’s Matilda, and the Teen/Senior Company will be doing an 80’s Rock Medley inspired by Broadway’s Rock of Ages. Auditions will be held for the Petite/Junior Co. (ages 7-11) and the Teen/Senior Co. (ages 11-adult), on Sunday, January 12, […]

Dance Connection Wins Best Float at Islip Santa Parade, Again!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 9, 2019

Dance Connection performed in the Islip Holiday Parade on December 7th to help bring in the holiday cheer to the Islip community along with the Islip Chamber of Commerce!  Dance Connection’s contribution to the parade included a performance by over 40 Dance Connection dancers behind an 18 foot long float with scenery, lights, and snow. […]