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Prep School: Giving Lift to Your Jumps

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on March 15, 2019

You probably had this thought at least once while practicing leaps and jumps in class: “Why do we take so much time to work on our preparation, and not follow through with the leap?” There is a really good reason for that. Your preparation will determine both the height and the quality of you leap, […]

7 Reasons to See a Live Dance Performance

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on March 12, 2019

Everyone knows that getting to see a live performance is so much better than watching it on TV or even streaming it live. It is a totally different experience, and here are some reasons (in no particular order) why heading out to see a live dance performance should be on your 2019 “To Do” list. […]

Everyone had a blast at Paint Night

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on March 9, 2019

On Friday, March 8, a dozen volunteers attended our first Paint Night of this year.  The volunteers worked on sanding and painting the suitcase props for “9 to 5”, painting the cruise ship for “Sea Cruise” and the pirate ship for “A Pirate’s Life”, putting together the umbrella for “Fabulous”, touching up the limo for […]

Getting to Know You: Student Helpers (Part 1)

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on March 8, 2019

Today we are featuring the first half of our Student Helpers in our latest edition of “Getting to Know You”!  The student helpers 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 […]

Making Dance Your Career

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on March 6, 2019

Our staff is made up of a lot of hard-working, talented people, and though you may know what everyone’s title is, you may not really know what an Artistic Director or Studio Manager, or a Facilities Manager is responsible for when it comes to making sure our studio runs as efficiently as possible. Since this […]

Miss Arial’s Top 10 DC Memories

By Arial Cohen in In Step With DC on March 5, 2019

LOST AT TICKET SALE DAY – Many moons ago before technology has taken over, we would actually wait online for tickets for the recital. Well more like a camp out lol. My family happened to be one of those crazy families who would get online the night before tickets went on sale to get the […]

Stars of Tomorrow Benefit Performance

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on March 1, 2019

This past Sunday the Dance Connection Competition Team participated in Stars of Tomorrow 2019, a fundraiser to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS, part of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This annual event has previously raised over $30,000 to help support DRA’s mission to “make sure that those in need have access to lifesaving medications, counseling, healthy […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Nikki!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on February 26, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Nikki 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. What is your hometown? […]

Why Our Dads Love to Perform

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on February 22, 2019

Our Dad’s Company is easily the most anticipated number of the recital (besides your dancer’s of course) and every year we all look forward to seeing what they have in store for us. This crazy-talented and hilarious group of guys never cease to amaze us with their routines. They are taught by our very own […]

The Many Lives of Our Studio Space

By Erin Sforza in Uncategorized on February 19, 2019

Our studio was specifically made to be comfy and inviting. It’s a place that we hope you find relaxing and enjoyable both as parents and students, and we’re really proud of how we get it all dressed up for holidays during the year. Of course, this space wasn’t always our studio, and we’ve found out […]

Getting to Know You: Student Teachers!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on February 15, 2019

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 […]

Miss Molly’s Top 10 DC Memories

By Molly Zitterman in In Step With DC on February 12, 2019

Recital Company Audition– As I dance into my 24th year with Dance Connection, I can’t believe how time flies. Recital company rehearsals have just started and every year I still think of my first year of junior company auditions. It was Step In Time from Mary Poppins and I was so nervous! I remember the […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Tiffany!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on February 8, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Tiffany 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. What is your hometown? […]

Recital Company Rehearsals Are Underway!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on February 5, 2019

This week our Recital Company dancers met in the studio for their first rehearsal and it was so exciting to see how many fantastic dancers will be taking the stage this year! To celebrate Dance Connection’s 30th Anniversary Miss Mary and our teachers have brought back a crowd favorite opening number…The Lion King! This is […]

Dance Health: Nutrition

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on February 1, 2019

Dancers, like all athletes need a well balanced diet to perform at their very best. Cutting out anything completely, unless you have a medical reason to is never a good idea as an athlete. It can also be tempting during these cold winter months to load up on those comfort foods that keep us cozy, […]