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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 […]

Congratulations to Our New Substitute Teacher: Miss Emily!

By Erin Sforza in Latest News on May 4, 2018

We’d like to congratulate Miss Emily 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 […]

Beyond the Stars 2018 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on April 21, 2018

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at Beyond the Stars Regional Competition in Bridgeport, CT.          

True Talent 2018 Regionals Results Copy

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at True Talent’s Regional Competition at SUNY Old Westbury.         

True Talent 2018 Regionals Results Copy

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at True Talent’s Regional Competition at SUNY Old Westbury.         

Recital Name Contest Winner

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 30, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO LILLY SCHOLL FOR WINNING OUR RECITAL NAME CONTEST! THE 2018 RECITAL NAME WILL BE: Dance Connection Presents “REACH FOR THE STARS”

True Talent 2018 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 24, 2018

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at True Talent’s Regional Competition at SUNY Old Westbury.         

Time to Get Cozy in the Studio!

By Erin Sforza in Latest News on March 9, 2018

Next week is the most comfy time of year here at the studio. It’s Pajama Week!! We are so looking forward to arriving in our coziest pj’s for class and can’t wait to see all of the crazy patterns and colors that everyone arrives in! If this is your first Pajama Week, just make sure […]

2018 Trophy Recipients

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on March 8, 2018

Four Year Trophies Emily Bentrewicz Donna Cassar Alexa Castagnaro Anisa Clark Sumaya Clark Arianna Colon Brianna Marie Colon Leah Cyran Mya Dandona Elena DeJesus Alexandra DeVita Sophia DeVita Alexa Duckworth Aaron Jacob Eskenazi Grace Farrell Alexa Garofalo Zabella Grammenos Zoey Hart Ashley Hofmann Sofia Marie Houlihan Giuliana Hubert Cameron Aallyah Jean Ella Mae Keegan Riley […]

BravO! 2018 Regionals Results

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on February 10, 2018

Competition Results The Dance Connection Competition Team is currently competing at BravO!’s Regional Competition at East Islip High School.         

Help Grant Farah’s Wish

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on January 30, 2018

There’s Still Time to Help Farah’s Wish Come True! Help us reach our goal!     Farah, a 15 year-old from Amityville, battles Pilocytic Astrocytoma otherwise known as a brain tumor that occurs most often in children and young adults. Farah is a bubbly teenager who loves to shop, which is why when presented with her one true […]

Giving Tree – Thank You for your Support!

By Joe Naftal in Latest News on December 26, 2017

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 find out who the families we’ve just helped are, just as those helped will never know […]