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5 Reasons Why Dance Connection is Summer Fun Central!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on August 10, 2018

We may be taking a break from our regular class schedule, but Dance Connection is still one of the best places to be even over the Summer! Here are my top 5 reasons why: We have the camps kids dream about! Do you have a Princess who adores fairy tales? How about a Superhero trainee […]

Dancing Our Way Through Summer

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on August 7, 2018

The temperatures outside may be climbing but we are enjoying some incredibly cool summer classes and camps here in the studios! Summer classes are under way and we are having so much fun with our students. We’ve had Princesses and Super Heroes in training in the studio, the Descendants stopped by for some villainous fun. […]

Backstage at Recital: The Making of Beauty and the Beast

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on July 31, 2018

The teachers and staff of Dance Connection love to put together a truly entertaining, professional quality recital. A major component to that is the opening number performed by our Recital Company. This past recital was a big undertaking for both the staff and students alike: Beauty and the Beast. Even before rehearsals can begin Miss […]

Backstage at Recital: The Making of Hard Knock Life

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on July 24, 2018

Every year at our recital, we have a group of performers who work incredibly hard to kick off recital with a fantastic production number. Those performers range in age from 7 – 20+ years and come together to create something wonderful that lets our audience know they are in for one entertaining show. This year, […]

Bringing “Arctic Blast” Back to the Stage

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on July 20, 2018

This past year Miss Mary and Miss Molly took on the daunting task of remounting an extremely “chill” precision tap number from a previous recital. If you remember the extra fun and entertaining tap number with all of the penguins, then you know exactly the number I’m talking about. This number has traveled all the […]

Dance Connection’s Competition Team Lights Up the Stage at Sea!!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on July 17, 2018

This summer the Dance Connection Competition Team boarded Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas for a public performance in their beautiful Lyric Theater. The trip started at the studio, where our competition team dancers, teachers, staff, and their family and friends boarded buses to travel to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey. Our group […]

Ninth Annual Ducks Performance A Success!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on July 14, 2018

On June 30th, our Competition Team and Ducks Company dancers performed a pre-game show for ballpark attendees at Ducks Stadium.  This is the ninth time Dance Connection has performed at the Ducks gam and the events are always a fun night for the whole family, featuring America’s favorite pastime, delicious ballpark food, a spectacular fireworks show, […]

Our Teacher’s 30th Anniversary Song Choices

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on July 10, 2018

While the fall schedule is still being finalized this week, our teachers only have ten more weeks to pick their recital songs for next year.  This year’s recital is Dance Connection’s 30th Anniversary recital and all songs will be reprises of memorable dances from the past thirty years.  Luckily for our teachers, they have 1,073 […]

Top 10 Highlights from our 2017-2018 Season

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on June 26, 2018

With the excitement of recital just ending, it’s important to remember the other exciting highlights from our 2017-2018 dance season…. 1. We hosted an Improv workshop with Cathi Murphy! In October, Guest Artist Cathi Murphy taught an improv workshop for our dancers.   2. We danced again at the Make-A-Wish Holiday Party! Each winter, our […]

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 and Happy Recital!!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on June 12, 2018

Classes are finished for this year and we are officially loaded in and set up for Dress Rehearsal Week! It has been a truly amazing year here at Dance Connection and all of the fun and memories would never have been possible without our amazing students and their families. Everyone here at DC would like […]

Dress Rehearsal is the Best!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on June 5, 2018

It is my favorite time of year at Dance Connection…Recital Time!! Soon we’ll be setting up at Holy Trinity for Dress Rehearsal Week and welcoming literally thousands of people into the auditorium to enjoy our wonderful students showing off a year of hard work. Dress Rehearsal is a big part of getting everything set, and […]

Spotlight on our Stage Manager

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on June 1, 2018

With recital just around the corner, let’s meet one of the central figures behind the scenes of making sure the show runs like clockwork.  With a production as large as Dance Connection’s it takes a professional stage manager to make sure everything happens at the right time!  Check out our interview with Brenna Marie Skinnon, […]

A First-Timers Guide to Recital

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on May 29, 2018

I’m sure by now that all of our first-time recital parents are a little overwhelmed at everything it takes to get ready for recital. We’ve put together a short guide to let you know the ins and outs of your first recital. Make sure to grab a Final Recital Checklist at the Reception Desk at […]

Happy National Tap Dance Day!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on May 25, 2018

Tap is by far my favorite genre of dance. I absolutely love the precision of it and all of the amazing ways to produce a multitude of sounds from four thin pieces of metal. Tap dancing is truly an American art form having developed from several different ethnic dances including African tribal dances, Scottish, Irish […]