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Competition Team’s 2018-2019 Performance Season

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on October 2, 2018

Miss Mary was very excited to announce the competition team‘s upcoming performance season at their recent rehearsal and team meeting and we’re even more excited to share their season with all of you!  Spoiler alert….it’s going to be AMAZING! Rock the City Convention To start off the season, the dancers are being given the opportunity […]

Earn Tuition Credit for Referrals!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 24, 2018

Refer a friend and you both receive a $15 tuition credit! From now until October 6th, 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 […]

🎄Holiday Show Auditions!🎅

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 21, 2018

Step into Christmas In December 2018, Dance Connection will produce its first ever Holiday Show, Step into Christmas: A Musical Holiday Spectacular, by the Boston-based playwright, Colleen M. Hughes.  The show will be directed by Mary Naftal and produced by Dance Connection Theatrical with Joe Naftal, Producing Director.  100% of net proceeds will benefit Gavin’s Got Heart. […]

Dance Connection to produce first-ever Holiday Show

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 13, 2018

Dance Connection is proud to announce that this December it will produce its first ever Holiday Show.  Step into Christmas: A Holiday Musical Spectacular will take place at CM Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 16 at 11AM and feature a cute holiday story, exciting dance numbers, and a morning the whole family will enjoy! […]

Welcome | General Policies & Procedures

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on September 5, 2018

Class Placement Please trust our judgment with regard to your class placement. There are many factors we look for to place a dancer in the correct class, that you may not see by just watching through the window. We understand that you see different classes you might want to be in, whether it be because […]

Welcome to our new Faculty & Staff

We are very excited to welcome three new dance professionals to our faculty & staff team!

Jenn D’Auria to lead Wingman Program at Dance Connection

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 25, 2018

Artistic Director Mary Naftal has announced the appointment of Jenn D’Auria as coordinator of the Wingman League Program at Dance Connection. D’Auria is a dance teacher and choreographer and has worked at Dance Connection since 2004. Wingman is a powerful youth leadership program that inspires empathy, compassion and courage in all children. The Wingman program has […]

Dance Connection joins Wingman League

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 23, 2018

Dance Connection is proud to be the first Long Island member of the Wingman for Dance program.  Wingman is a powerful youth leadership program that inspires empathy, compassion and courage in all children. The Wingman program has been successfully used in schools and sports clubs throughout Connecticut and it has now been adapted for use […]

Thinking of joining the Competition Team?

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 20, 2018

Try one of the first competition rehearsals! Come see what it’s all about… If you haven’t signed up for the competition team, it’s not too late!  The competition team choreographers would like to invite everyone who is interested in joining the team to try out a rehearsal this week.  So… if you’ve been thinking about […]

Islip Dancers Win National Titles

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on August 10, 2018

Emily Civitella and Thomas Henderson crowned at Dancer’s Inc. Nationals this summer ISLIP, NY, AUGUST 6, 2018 – Emily Civitella and Thomas Henderson, two members of the Dance Connection Competition Team competed at the Dancer’s Inc. Nationals Competition in New Jersey this past July. Thomas was crowned Mr. Teen Dancer’s Inc. and Emily was crowned […]

Local Dance Studio Experts on National Conference Panel

Dance Connection’s Artistic and Marketing Directors to present at Energize Conference in Chicago ISLIP, NY, AUGUST 6, 2018 – This year’s Energize Conference in Chicago will feature seminars given by Mary Naftal and Joe Naftal of Dance Connection in Islip, who have been brought in as industry experts in the field of Dance Studio Management.  […]

Alumni Reception

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on July 26, 2018

Attention all Dance Connection Alumni… Join us for our first-ever alumni reception, celebrating the start of Dance Connection’s 30th Anniversary season.  Meet fellow alumni, catch up with Dance Connection’s teachers and staff, reminisce over old recital videos, and tour our new state-of-the-art studio in Islip. Dance Connection alumni, alumni families, and former faculty and staff are […]

TV Commercial

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on June 18, 2018

On June 18th, Dance Connection’s new TV Commercial began airing on local television and will continue airing until early September.  You can watch the video above or if you subscribe to Optimum/Cablevision, you can watch us on TV around these times this week!   Freeform (Optimum Channel 49) Tuesday, July 3 9:45PM Wednesday, July 4 […]