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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, June 19 8:45PM Wednesday, June 20 […]

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 […]

Supporting Our Little Stars On (and Off) Stage

By Erin Sforza in Recital News on May 22, 2018

Recital is such an exciting time of year, and it’s my favorite time of year at Dance Connection and I’m lucky enough to experience both sides of recital, as a staff member and as a parent. I absolutely LOVE getting to see all of our classes taking the stage for their dress rehearsals and getting that […]

How to Make the Most of Recital

By Erin Sforza in Recital News on May 18, 2018

Recital is my favorite time of year at Dance Connection, but it is also usually the most hectic. With everything that I have to remember both for handling the front of the house and helping during dress rehearsal and also to make sure that my daughter and husband are prepped and ready for their performances […]

Shoe Painting Tutorial

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on May 15, 2018

It’s shoe painting time here at DC, and for all of our first-time recital families (or at least our first time painters!) we’ve put together a quick video on how easy it is to paint your dancer’s shoes for recital. A few things to remember: It’s best to paint your dancer’s shoes after their last […]

What’s Happening at DC: It’s Recital Time!

By Erin Sforza in Recital News on May 11, 2018

It’s official! Recital is fully under way! Today marks 35 days until our first Recital performances hit the stage and we are as busy as ever getting things ready around here. Ticket sales opened this past Monday and are still available if you click here. If you need any assistance you can speak to anyone […]

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 […]

It’s National “Thank A Dance Teacher” Day!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on May 3, 2018

We are so fortunate at Dance Connection! We have great students, and wonderful families who fill our studio all year long. A big reason for that is our fantastic teachers. From open to close every day our teachers are committed to providing each student with the best possible dance education that they can. They are […]

Dance Connection’s Night at the Ballpark

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on May 1, 2018

Every year for the past nine years Dance Connection has been fortunate enough to perform for the fantastic Long Island Ducks fans. It’s a night that our studio looks forward to not only for the excitement of performing for our local community, but for the fun we have spending a night out at the ballpark […]

We’re Dreaming of Warmer Weather

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on April 27, 2018

Let’s be honest, this winter has been long and cold! Here at the studio we are so looking forward to lovely Spring days and warm summer breezes. This spring and summer we have a lot to look forward to. Recital prep is well under way and we have started Pre-Registration for next year’s classes. Auditions […]

For the Love of Dance – Celebrating National Dance Week!

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

Every year our nation devotes a whole week to celebrating our love of dance. National Dance Week is from April 20th – 28th, and this year the National Dance Foundation is asking “What Will You Dance For?” focusing on three specific initiatives of inclusion, kindness, and community through dance. The inclusion initiative focuses on “A […]