Dance Connection is dedicated to developing the whole person with dance as a contributing aspect of the learning process. Our goal as educators is not only to train dancers, but also teach and practice discipline, honesty, trust, responsibility, commitment, dedication, team work, self-control, respect, and perseverance. All with a smile and joy! Dance is heartfelt, and we hope that each dancer’s love, passion, and desire to succeed in dance will help them achieve their goals in life. Dance Connection Company Dancers represent the most dedicated dancers at Dance Connection. Each dancer is expected to strive for their best in dance excellence, as well as become mentors and role models to other dancers at the studio.
Dance Connection Performing Company collectively represents the DC family at dance events and competitions.
Registered dancers will receive instructions and audition information. Auditioning dancers may also audition for a Merit Scholarship offered by Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble, PADCYE
Dance Connection Performing Company
The Dance Connection Performing Company is a premier training ground for serious dancers between the ages of 5-18. The Company includes Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet/Pointe, and Hip Hop dance styles. At the advanced level, these dancers are interested in pursuing dance in higher education and/or the professional industry. Selection is by audition with preliminary application due on May 1 and final auditions on May 30-31. All company dancers are required to enroll in the Intensive related to their performance/competition style of dance: Ballet Intensive, June 8-26, DC Intensive, August 3-7 2020. Hip Hop Intensive is August 9-10 2020.
Company dancers are cast in several small and large group routines in various dance styles as well as solo, duo, or trio routines. Our Company attends local dance conventions and training workshops, and regional dance competitions. They attend a national competition every other year.
DC Performing Company and families attended Nationals in Anaheim last July 2019 and performed at Disneyland!
Dance Connection Hip Hop Training Krews
DC Hip Hop Training Krews encourage an elevated level of hip hop performance and dance training at the Junior and Senior level with our professional Hip Hop staff. Training in other dance styles is optional. This group is selected by invitation or audition on August 15th for enrolled students in DC classes.
Dance Connection Dance Team (DCDT)
Our Dance Team 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 primarily 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 Performing Company, the dancers receive a scholarship rate on unlimited classes to help further their love of dance. No audition required; register for the Team class with Fall registration.
Dance Connection Connectors
Connectors are a group of younger dancers (ages 6-8) 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. Connector Invitation 2020-21.
Kinder Connectors is designed for the kindergarten and first grade child who loves to dance! Kinder Connector Invitation.