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Dad’s Company Signups

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 20, 2019

Sign ups for Dad’s Company will be on Friday, 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: Tuesday, April 2  9:30-10:15PM Tuesday, April 9  9:30-10:15PM Tuesday, April 16  9:30-10:15PM Tuesday, April 30  9:30-10:15PM Tuesday, May 7  9:30-10:15PM Tuesday, May […]

Win 2 Free Recital Tickets and Summer Tuition Discount!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 4, 2019

Help us plan our Summer 2019 Season!   We’d love to hear what you think… We are in the midst of planning fun programs to fill our Summer 2019 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 […]

Walking on Sunshine Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on January 26, 2019

Open to all students (ages 8 & up) and alumni! Walking on Sunshine is a precision tap piece choreographed by Mary Naftal and first performed in June 2000.  It has since been performed at events and competitions across the United States.  It has won countless top-level adjudications and overall high-score awards. Who can audition?  Any student or […]

Dance Connection Raises $5,000 for Gavin’s Got Heart

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on January 14, 2019

This holiday season, Dance Connection produced Step Into Christmas, its first ever holiday spectacular at the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale. The proceeds from the sold out show raised money for Gavin’s Got Heart, a local non-profit whose mission is to provide financial and emotional support for families with children affected by congenital heart defects. Through […]

2018: Year in Review

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 31, 2018

2018 was a very exciting year for Dance Connection!Thank you for sharing it with us! Dance Connection’s Year in Review:• We produced our 29th annual recital production, attended by over 2,000 people. • We welcomed Emily Civitella and Kellyann Campisi to our staff this year. • Lilly Scholl was promoted to Assistant Teacher in the Teacher Training Program. • […]

Recital Company Auditions

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 27, 2018

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 13, 2019. This will be the only day for auditions. We cannot make any exceptions to this date.  Whatever age you are on February 1, 2019 is the company you try out for. […]

Holiday Party Week

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 6, 2018

Holiday Party Week! To be held during class time the week of Thursday 12/13 through Wednesday 12/19. 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 […]

Dance Connection Wins Best Float at Islip Santa Parade!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 3, 2018

Dance Connection performed in the Islip Holiday Parade on December 1st 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 30 Dance Connection dancers behind an 18 foot long float with scenery, lights, and snow.  Of […]

Making Wishes Grow Sponsorship Opportunities

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 16, 2018

Program Sponsorship – $500.00 Helps to cover the cost of printing programs*. 1 sponsorship slot available. Includes Color Ad on Back Cover of Program and 2 complimentary tickets to the show. Advertising Sponsorship – $350.00 Helps to cover the cost of printing posters, flyers, and other means of advertising the show*. 4 sponsorship slots available. Includes Logo on […]

Exciting News – Making Wishes Grow!

Dear friends of Dance Connection, It is my pleasure to announce we’ll be producing Making Wishes Grow again this winter! The background… Dance Connection began the Making Wishes Grow performance initiative in 2015.  It’s mission is to produce a professional scale performance concert featuring performing artists from across Long Island and New York City – from amateur […]

Giving Tree

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 14, 2018

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 […]

Walk with Dance Connection in the Islip Holiday Parade!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 8, 2018

What?  Dance Connection will once again be celebrating the holiday season in the Islip Chamber of Commerce’s Main Street holiday parade with our dancers and the Dance Connection float.  This year, we’ll be opening up the event for more dancers from the studio community to join us! Who?  Any Dance Connection student age 7 and up. […]

Costume Worksheets

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on November 5, 2018

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