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57 Students Auditioned for Recital Company

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on January 23, 2018

On Sunday, January 21st, fifty seven dancers auditioned for the 2018 Recital Company – the largest number of auditionees in Dance Connection history! Each year, the Recital Company performs a featured production number for our Annual Recital Production (usually opening the show). The company offers members a fantastic additional performance opportunity, teaching them commitment and […]

Our Teacher’s Museum Doppelgängers

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on January 19, 2018

The Google Arts and Culture app allows users to access artwork from over 1,600 museums across the globe and includes a feature to analyze the user’s face and find similar faces in paintings.  It’s artsy, fun, and informative! Check out which paintings came up for our Dance Connection Teachers below.  Who’s museum doppelgänger do you […]

The Benefits of Dancing

It’s not secret that dance benefits the body physically, keeping those who dance agile, flexible, and well-toned, but the true benefits of dance far exceed the feeling of physical well-being it provides. Here are a few of the multitude of positive effects dance has on every dancer: An agile mind: There have been several studies […]

Let’s See That DC Spirit!!!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on January 16, 2018

Spirit Week is fast approaching and it is definitely one of my favorite times of year at Dance Connection. I love being able to celebrate our studio and our students and staff! If you’ve never experienced it, you are definitely in for some fun surprises! The whole studio is decked out in the DC colors […]

Checking In On Your Progress

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

January is a time when most people are starting to work on all of those resolutions that they made at the end of last year. They have new goals to reach and are trying to put together a plan to see them through. For dancers at our studio, January is the perfect time to check-in […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Victoria!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on January 9, 2018

Today we are featuring Miss Victoria in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The “Getting to Know You” series helps us get to know each of the Dance Connection teachers and staff we get to see at the studio every week and learn a little bit more about them.   In her free […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Erin!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on January 5, 2018

Today we are featuring Miss Erin, our Public Relations Coordinator,  in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You” for our 2017-2018 dance year!  The “Getting to Know You” series helps us get to know each of the Dance Connection teachers and staff we get to see at the studio every week and learn a […]

Healthy, Happy Dancers

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on January 2, 2018

Dance, like any physically demanding activity (it’s art form and sport to be perfectly honest!), requires you to take good care of yourself to keep at peak performance condition. Whether dancing one class a week or 6, it’s very important that a dancer pays attention to the cues that their body is giving them and […]

Dance’s Positive Affect on Your Dancer

By Erin Sforza in Uncategorized on December 29, 2017

It’s no secret that learning to dance does more than teach students how to execute the steps of a routine, but we often forget while watching the physical and tangible progress through the windows there is so much more that our students are learning. Dancers are usually very active people. They get tons of exercise […]

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 […]

The Best Books for Young Dancers

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 19, 2017

One thing Santa is sure to bring to my house every year as a gift is books. They are one of the best gifts anyone could give my girls, and they are so happy to get them, each one is a brand new adventure! If your little dancer is an avid reader, maybe a great […]

Getting to Know You: Student Teachers!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on December 15, 2017

Today we are featuring our Student Teachers in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The student teachers are part of Dance Connection’s Teacher Training Program and student teach in our classes each week. Dance Connection believes in providing a warm, safe, and professional atmosphere where each student is cared for within the Dance […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Melinda!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on December 12, 2017

Today we are featuring Miss Melinda in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The “Getting to Know You” series helps us get to know each of the Dance Connection teachers and staff we get to see at the studio every week and learn a little bit more about them.   In her free […]

It’s A Week Of Holiday Cheer!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 8, 2017

Holiday Party Week is just around the corner and we are SO excited! The studio has been decked out in its holiday best, and our staff and teachers are breaking out all of their craziest holiday wear to welcome our students for some DC fun! There will be seasonal and holiday themed party games, some […]

Giving Back With the Gift of Dance

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 5, 2017

Growing up I learned at a very young age how important it was to give back to my community. Whether raising funds, donating goods, or using my own skills to volunteer, service to the community was always a part of my life growing up. Miss Mary is a big believer in using your talents and […]