The Dance Connection Performing Company and Connectors are dedicated to developing the whole person with dance as a contributing aspect of the learning process. Not only is it important to learn correct dance technique, our philosophy is to teach dancers about discipline, honesty, trust, responsibility, commitment, dedication, team work, self-control, respect, perseverance and to provide them with the confidence to work through experiences they may encounter in all aspects of their life. Dance comes from the heart and we hope that each dancer’s love, passion and desire to succeed in dance will help each and every person achieve their goals in life.
Dance Connection Performing Company – Competitive (DCPC)
The Dance Connection Performing Company is a premier training ground for aspiring dancers especially for well-rounded dancers versatile in all styles of dance, and anyone interested in pursuing dance at college and/or the professional industry. Selection is by audition only (held in the spring prior to the season).
Once invited to participate in DCPC, dancers can be expected to be placed into a minimum of one dance however dancers could be asked to be in up to five or more dances. Dancers may also choose to specialize in a solo, duo, trio or small group in addition to their selected pieces.
Dance Connection Dance Team (DCDT)
Our newest program, started in 2010 is our Dance Team which is a non-competitive group that focuses on performance and team building. It gives students the opportunity to work with professional choreographers, gain additional performance experience, and expand their knowledge of jazz dance in a noncompetitive environment. Dancers should have prior jazz dance training, and should love to dance. Registration is open online for both our Jazz Team and our Teen Team, and like our Ballet Company, and Performing Company, the dancers receive a scholarship rate on unlimited classes to help further their love of dance.
Dance Connection Connectors
Connectors are a non-competitive group of younger dancers (ages 5-8) interested in furthering their dance ability requiring a commitment above and beyond a recreational dancer including participation in conventions and performances in community events. Selection is by invitation only based on teacher recommendations. Dancers are required to sign up for a minimum of one jazz class along with the weekly Connector rehearsal. Although only one jazz class is required, dancers who take additional classes (especially ballet) tend to excel quicker.