As a former dance studio owner of 26 years and an educator for nearly 30 years, I took researching the perfect environment for my own children’s dance education very seriously. It was necessary to find a studio that embodied the same foundations and standards that I structured my own business around.
After much research, Dance Connection was the perfect choice for my family. My children (13 year old boy) and (12 year old girl) have been dancing with Dance Connection for seven years, since they were 7 and 6, respectively.
The quality of their dance education was first and foremost, however many other things were important to me. The overall experience needed to include a high quality of dance technique, the expertise of experienced and caring teachers, and a strong focus on developing healthy social and emotional relationships. Dance Connection has surpassed my expectations. Over the years, my children have experienced many levels and styles of dance, everything from recreational dance to a more serious performance and competition company. Dance Connection provides the perfect balance of opportunities for all families and dancers.
My children (participate in the teacher training program, which as an educator I know is teaching them essential life and interpersonal skills that can only be taught/ experienced through hands-on training. I’m proud to say they have developed meaningful and impactful relationships with adults and children through service and community at Dance Connection. The studio and all of its staff truly feel like a second family.
Aside from the growth and confidence my children have shown, they have also learned a great deal about respect for themselves, and others. Whether at the local recital, at community events, competitions, performances in Walt Disney World or for their fundraising Step Into Christmas Holiday Show, DC always incorporates age appropriate dance styles, music, and costumes for family friendly enjoyment. The children are learning to express themselves through appropriate and respectful creative and classically trained art - something that has always been important to me and which has become increasingly more difficult due to the trends of social media.
At Dance Connection they teach so much more than dance technique; they teach life lessons and provide a full experience for each child. If looking for a dance education that can provide craft, creativity, confidence, and self-esteem, then Dance Connection is the right place for your family.
Former Owner and Artistic Director of Dance Expressions, Studio 231, inc.
High School Teacher
Mother of 4 🙂