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Getting to Know You: Miss Kellyann!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on April 5, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Kellyann 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? […]

Sunshine Is On The Way!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on April 3, 2019

Our 30th Anniversary Celebration is now in full swing and we are having a great time with all the special touches that we are adding to our 30th Annual Recital Production! One of the all-time favorite routines that Miss Mary and our teaching staff is bringing back for this year is a precision tap number […]

Costume Care & Tutu Basics

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on April 2, 2019

It’s time for a primer on how to care for your costumes as we get ready to start trying them on in class! Sometimes it’s difficult to know what you can do to keep costumes and tutus especially in top recital shape. Here are some tips to make sure you show up looking like the […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Susanne!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on March 29, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Susanne 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? […]

Checking In With Your Goals

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on March 26, 2019

We are just about halfway through the dance year, so now is a great time to check in and evaluate your progress. In the beginning of the year we talked about setting realistic, achievable goals for this dance year, and how to make a road map to achieving them so now it’s time to take […]

Dancing Into Summer

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

This is the time of year when the studio starts daydreaming about summer…classes! We are already putting together a fantastic summer schedule (thank you to everyone who helped us by participating in our Summer Survey!) to keep our serious dancers in shape for September and to keep our young friends happy and busy with some […]

Getting to Know You: Mr. Joe!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on March 19, 2019

Today we are featuring Mr. Joe 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? […]

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? […]