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Ninth Annual Ducks Performance A Success!
Written by Joe Naftal on July 14, 2018

On June 30th, our Competition Team and Ducks Company dancers performed a pre-game show for ballpark attendees at Ducks Stadium.  This is the ninth time Dance Connection has performed at the Ducks gam and the events are always a fun night for the whole family, featuring America’s favorite pastime, delicious ballpark food, a spectacular fireworks show, and, of course, the talent of our Dance Connection dancers.


This year’s dance is choreographed by Arial Cohen with Melinda Civitella as the assistant choreographer.  The dance is included popular music and colorful pink, blue and silver costumes.


The Dance Connection Ducks performance was once again a fun and entertaining event for the whole family.  I am so proud of our Ducks dancers as well as our choreographers.  The performance and ballgame were once again a great start to the summer!

Mary Naftal, President & Artistic Director


Joe Naftal

Joe Naftal is the Marketing Director for Dance Connection. When not working at Dance Connection, Joe has a career as a theatrical lighting designer, assistant designer, and production manager. His experience spans the worlds of classical and contemporary theatre, musicals, ballet, modern dance, and opera. In addition to his work at Dance Connection, Joe collaborates with Dance Studio Owners across the country, is a member of the Panel of Experts, has been featured in the business section of Dance Teacher Magazine, and was on the seminar faculty for the 2016 Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. Joe holds a BFA from UNC School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).