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.
Preliminary Audition information is due by Friday, May 1st at noon. The following are required to be considered for a company position:
Dance Connection Performing Company collectively represents the DC family at dance events and competitions.
*Final Audition for Dance Connection Performing Companies: Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31.
The finalists from the Preliminary Audition applicants will be invited to our Final Audition on May 30-31. All applicants must submit the Preliminary Audition information by noon on May 1 to be considered for the Final Audition on May 30-31.
Dancers can learn combinations in each style of dance on Saturday via a Zoom link. They practice at home and must upload a video submission by 1:00 on Sunday, May 31. Registered dancers will receive instructions and information. Auditioning dancers may also audition for a Merit Scholarship offered by Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble, PADCYE
PADCYE Merit Scholarship Form must be submitted by the due date, May 27th, to be considered for a Merit Scholarship in addition to auditioning. Scholarship applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 from enrolled students in DC classes. No audition required; register for the Team class with Fall registration.
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.
DCDT 2019-2020 Information and Events
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. Kinder Connectors is designed for the kindergarten and first grade child who loves to dance!
Kinder Connector Event Schedule.
Connector 2019-2020 Events