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!
“What sets Dance Connection’s competition team apart is that it is a performance team as well as a competition team. We aim to have an equal balance of competing at industry dance events as well as performing in traditional theatrical venues that can offer dancers a glimpse into the professional dance world as well as give them once-in-a-lifetime opportunities”
Mary NaftalArtistic Director
Rock the City Convention
To start off the season, the dancers are being given the opportunity to train at the Rock the City Convention in Hauppauge. The convention, run by True Talent Competition, provides masterclasses with teachers from the dance capital of the world! The dancers will learn the newest trends in Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz & Musical Theater!
Islip Holiday Parade
Our dancers will be bringing the Dance Connection holiday spirit to all of Main Street at the Islip Holiday parade along with our festive light-up float! This year, we’ll be expanding this opportunity to even more of the studio community, so stay tuned….
Make-A-Wish Foundation Holiday Party
One of our most special performances every year, the team will attend the annual Make-A-Wish Foundation holiday party at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, performing for the wish families and dancing with them as well!
Step into Christmas – A Holiday Musical Spectacular
This year, Dance Connection is starting off on a really awesome adventure… We’re producing our own full-length holiday show! The show will be at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale on Sunday, December 16th. This event will also have auditions to include more people from the studio community.
Rockettes Advanced Class
Dancers will be given the opportunity to attend the Rockettes Advanced workshop in New York city. The class is taught by two Radio City Rockettes and is followed by attending a performance of the Christmas Spectacular!
Making Wishes Grow
This winter will feature our third annual Making Wishes Grow benefit concert raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Making Wishes Grow includes performers from all across Long Island. Dance Connection is the proud presenting sponsor.
Dancers Responding to AIDs
At the end of February, the team will dance studios from across the Tri-state area and perform at a fundraising show for Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) a sub-division of BroadwayCares/Equity Fights AIDS.
True Talent Regionals
True Talent believes in creating a unique experience for ALL participants. They have so many ways of creating family fun and entertainment during our time with them!
Dancers Inc. Regionals
At the cutting edge of the dance competition/convention industry, Dancers Inc. brings only the finest teachers, judges, and choreographers from around the country. Their mission is to provide the most personal and professional of services while creating a safe and constructive learning environment for our dance students.
Long Island Ducks Performance
Each year the competition team performs a pre-game performance at the Long Island Ducks Stadium!
Dancers Inc. Nationals
Rounding out the season, this year’s nationals will be held in Hershey Park, PA!