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2023 Trophy Recipients

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on April 2, 2023

Four Year Trophies Ella Baez Maria Balsamo Nalani R. Cabrera Isabelle Castellon Charlotte Cirne Layla Cuffie Debbie DeJesus Julia DeLesia Angelina DeMeo Bella Fajardo Scarlett Felix Alyna Fernandez Cora Foster Dianelly Garcia Olivia Garofalo Callie Geher Mia Joy Gerena Maeve Gowen Zoey Hecht Alessandra S Jimenez Colleen Joiner Alice Kwiatkowski Layla Leonard Savannah Lomax Scarlett Lopes Angelina Lora Isabella G. Maldonado Samuel Maltagliati-Ford Mackenzie Martin Kaylee Meyer Gianna Danielle Miranda Emma Morales Isabella Moreno Martinez Olivia Natale Jasey Rae Nazario Abigail Niles Tiffany Petersen Aurora Plasencia Lyla Posillico Delilah Ramirez Aubrey Roy Evelyn Sainton Magaly Salazar […]

Costume Worksheets

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 13, 2022

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Who’s in What Recital?

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 7, 2022

Dress Rehearsals Dress Rehearsal is basically a trial run of the recital.  All dancers come in full costume, make up, hair, etc., as if it was the real recital.  Dancers get the chance to see if all their velcro, snaps, hook and eyes stay in place. Also, does the hat stay on with just one […]

Four Dance Teachers join Dance Connection’s Faculty

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 11, 2022

Dance Connection is proud to announce the addition of four new dance teachers to their faculty for the 2022-2023 dance season.  Liz Camera, Michaela Darragh, Gretchen Goess, and Cathi Murphy join Dance Connection’s teaching staff this fall. I am so excited to welcome Liz, Michaela, Gretchen, and Cathi to our team this season. They each […]

2022 Trophy Recipients

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 9, 2022

Four Year Trophies Ashlynn Belechto Heather Boschen Samantha Campanella Alice Champion Lily Champion Amanda Clareen Ameena Din Laylah Sanai Dogan Malia Drayton Alejandra Estrada Tessa Fasano Lily Rose Flores Alyanna Garcia Venera Carmen Garcia Brianna Hennessy Elianny Jimenez Omairy Jimenez Encarnacion Hailey King Anderson Klein Kennedy Klein Olivia Klemm Loralei Lamneck Waverly Lamneck Ariana LaMonica Scarlett Lopes Emma McKinley Julissa Rose Moeslinger Aaliyana Montanez Thaneesha Narain Noelle Eve Noonan Amanda Onubogu Ava Isabel Pagan Leanna Penelope Peña Hailey Philips Hazelle Riccio Emily Rios Berrios Treasa Sforza Mia E. Sieusankar Sophia Solares Mya […]

Dad’s Company Signups

By Rose Ryf in Latest News on February 18, 2022

Sign ups for Dad’s Company will be on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00pm Click Here to sign up online or come by the studio and fill out the form! Dad’s Company rehearsals will be held: Thursday, April 7th  9:15-10:00PM Thursday, April 14th  9:15-10:00PM Thursday, April 28th  9:15-10:00PM Thursday, May 5th  9:15-10:00PM Thursday, May 12th  9:15-10:00PM Thursday, […]

Holiday Party Week

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 9, 2021

Holiday Party Week! To be held during class time the week of Thursday 12/16 through Wednesday 12/22. There may be a surprise guest in Terrific Twos, 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 GIFT FOR […]

Disney Trip 2022

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 23, 2021 The goal for the performance trip is to offer the dancers an approximately 25 minute long performance onstage at Walt Disney World.  As well as a workshop with a Disney dancer and a group photo inside the park. The performance is organized through Disney Performing Arts – a division of Disney Youth Programs at Walt Disney World.  They are the people at Disney that organize the […]

Giving Tree

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 15, 2021

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 […]

2022 Performance Company Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 27, 2021

About the 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 all genres of dances and exposes young aspiring dancers to opportunities that will enhance […]

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 25 to Saturday, October 30, all students should wear any kind of costume to class – EVERY AGE, no one is too old to […]

Holiday Show Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 20, 2021

Holiday Show Auditions are Friday, September 10 In December 2021, Dance Connection will produce its fourth annual Holiday Show, Step into Christmas: A Musical Holiday Spectacular, by the Boston-based playwright, Colleen M. Hughes.  Click Here to Signup to Audition Performance Information Tech/Dress Rehearsal:  Sunday, December 5Performance:  Sunday, December 12 at 7PMat CM Performing Arts Center Dances and Class Requirements Dances […]

Edge Regionals 2021 Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on April 14, 2021

Competition Results The Dance Connection Performance Company competed at their first regional competition of the 2021 season last weekend.  The company attended Edge Talent Competition in Flanders, NJ, which marked their first competition since 2019 after last season’s in-person competitions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nyomi Jurado won the title of Teen Miss […]