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Getting to Know You: Miss Ginny!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on January 3, 2020

Today we are featuring Miss Ginny 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. Why do you love […]

Thank You For Your Generosity

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 31, 2019

Dance Connection has been partnering with local social workers to adopt families in our community and make their holidays bright for the last 21 years. We know that our DC families understand how important it is to Miss Mary that our studio helps to spread happiness and positivity throughout our community, and every year we […]

It’s Holiday Time at DC!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 20, 2019

We had such a fantastic week celebrating the holidays here at Dance Connection! Our teachers, staff, students and their families were treated to fun decorations, party games, yummy treats and of course, DC the Elf making all kinds of mischief around the studio. Our younger students enjoyed a visit with Santa, complete with photos and […]

The Most Wonderful Time

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 17, 2019

This past Sunday Dance Connection was welcomed into the Noel Ruiz Theater at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale for the second year to perform “Step Into Christmas”. The performance was a fundraiser to benefit Gavin’s Got Heart, a charity that was founded by a Dance Connection alumnus to provide support and financial assistance to […]

When the Weather Outside is Frightful

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 13, 2019

We always want to make sure that our teachers, staff, and students arrive for classes safely and can safely return home. When inclement weather may put that at risk our management team will evaluate the situation and decide if the studio should be closed and classes canceled. Every storm is different though, and we may […]

The Holidays Are Coming!

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on December 10, 2019

It’s officially “the most wonderful time of the year”! Black Friday is behind us, peppermint everything has replaced pumpkin spice, holiday treats are everywhere, and Christmas lights and decorations seem to make the whole world, including our studio, twinkle and shine. We are as busy as Santa’s elves here getting ready for all of the […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Erin!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on December 6, 2019

Today we are featuring Miss Erin 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. Why do you love […]

Backstage Pass: Step Into Christmas

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

Our cast has been hard at work putting together our holiday spectacular “Step Into Christmas” for the last several weeks and everything is starting to come together! Our actors (including Mrs. Kringle herself!) have been learning lines and blocking from our director, Mary DeBorger. Our dancers have been rehearsing as elves, reindeer, toys in Santa’s […]

Help Dance Connection Support Our Community

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on November 29, 2019

One thing that our Artistic Director Miss Mary has always tried to instill in our students is how important it is for us to give back to our community. She believes that using your gifts and passion to enrich the lives of those around you is one of the best ways to appreciate those gifts. […]

We Are Thankful For You

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

This time of year is great for so many reasons. The air has that chill that brings out sweaters, puffy vests, sometimes hats and mittens. Hot cocoa and warm apple cider seem to be everywhere, and the pumpkin spice takeover is well under way. People have begun holiday shopping, checking lights and decorations, and prepping […]

Getting to Know You: Student Helpers (Part 1)

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on November 22, 2019

Today we are featuring our Student Helpers 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 […]

Costume Ordering Walkthrough

By Erin Sforza in In Step With DC on November 19, 2019

Now that everyone has been measured and costume sheets have gone home we have a quick video that will take you through the online ordering process step by step so you can place your dancer’s recital costume order easily. If you would feel more comfy ordering with the help of our staff you can always […]

Our Teachers’ Favorite Performers

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

Every one of our teachers began their dance journey with a love of dance and expression through movement. Like any passion, you find people who inspire you and leave you in awe of their unmatched talent and creativity. Some of our teachers were nice enough to share their favorite performers with me. Do our teachers’ […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Tiffany!

By Joe Naftal in In Step With DC on November 12, 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. Why do you love […]

Getting to Know You: Miss Melissa!

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

Today we are featuring Miss Melissa 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. Why do you love […]