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Local Dance Studio Experts on National Conference Panel

Dance Connection’s Artistic and Marketing Directors to present at Energize Conference in Chicago

ISLIP, NY, AUGUST 6, 2018 – This year’s Energize Conference in Chicago will feature seminars given by Mary Naftal and Joe Naftal of Dance Connection in Islip, who have been brought in as industry experts in the field of Dance Studio Management.  The conference will be held from August 10th – 12th and includes classes and networking events as well as the seminars given by industry experts from all over the world. Mary Naftal will be given a seminar titled “Teacher Training Program” instructing attendees about the benefits of implementing these programs in their studios, and Joseph Naftal will give two seminars, one focusing on “The Art of Pre-Registration” and “Studio Communications Like a Rockstar”.  Both will also participate on an expert panel discussing the challenges they have faced as a studio, and the solutions they used to address them.


“We are thrilled to be able to assist our fellow dance studio owners in the growth and development of their businesses, which will allow them to share their passion with even more students” – Mary Naftal, Artistic Director


“I enjoy being able to help other studio owners with the business aspect of running their studio, especially because I know with that in place it allows them to focus on quality dance education, which is always the goal in any good studio” – Joe Naftal, Marketing Director


Founded in September 1989, Dance Connection is an Islip based company whose mission is to create a welcoming and fun setting for proper performing arts education.  With over 85 classes per week, students of all ages and abilities have a professional and exciting experience every day. For more information on Dance Connection, please call 631 224-7134 or visit

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Media Contact:
Erin Sforza
(631) 224-7134 Ext. 603