Dance Connection 2


New Students Are Always Welcome At Dance Connection 2 – The Top Dance Studio In Chandler, Arizona

Dance Connection 2 offers over 150 dance classes for dancers of all ages and abilities!

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Dancers of all ages and abilities now have a place in Chandler and Gilbert to dance at.  DC2 literally has something for everyone.  Where its the young ballerina with her new tutu and ballet slippers, or the middle school rockstar that wants to have fun with their friends and join the jazz team.  Contact our front desk if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help you…  480-558-2055 

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Dance Connection 2 Dance Instructors

  • MaryAnna Gooch

    MaryAnna Gooch is the originator and present owner of the Dance Connection 2, along with her daughters, Tally, and Chelsea. MaryAnna’s dance training comes from Highschool & College modern dance, and pom&cheer spirit squads. MaryAnna developed the Dynamite Express Dance and Drill Team in 1986 and from this beginning the Dance Connection 2 Dance Studio had its start. Read More…

    MaryAnna Gooch, Dance Connection 2 Owner & Director

  • Tally Gooch Nikolaus

    Tally started her dance training at the young age of 3yrs old. She started off as a Mesa Star under the direction of her mother, MaryAnna Gooch. (This is where it all began!) She has fond memories of Donny & Marie Osmond in the 4th of July Firework Celebration at ASU stadium, when she was performing with the Mesa Stars.  Read More…

    Tally Gooch Nikolaus, Company Teacher

  • Chelsea Gooch Foster

    Chelsea began her dance training at the age of three. Every since she was little, she loved to make home dance videos for her brothers when they were away on their missions. Chelsea has since performed in ballet ensembles, marched in parades, competed in countless regional and national competitions, and participated in many workshops with professional dance choreographers. She has had the opportunity to appear in instructional dance videos and a music video with Glenn Campbell.  Read More…

    Chelsea Gooch Foster, Company Teacher

  • Tanya Norman

    Tanya has built her progress and talent through excellent and amazing teachers and choreographers. Tanya was chosen as the 2005 dance scholarship winner for her dedication, hard work and integrity.  Read More…

    Tanya Norman, Teacher

  • Peggy Reggio

    Peggy’s career started at the age of 5 yrs. old in Las Vegas, NV at Carter’s Dance Academy. She has trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Tumbling. Peggy continued her training through College where she was accepted into the Musical Theater Department at Wagner University in Staten Island NY. She earned her early childhood elementary Bachelors degree along with a minor in dance at Wagner College.  Read More…

    Peggy Reggio, Teacher

  • Erica Ross

    Erica has 17 years of company dance training in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet, and Ballroom. A few of her awards include New York City Dance Alliance 2007 National Senior Outstanding Dance of the Year, NYCDA 2002 National Junior Outstanding Dancer of the Year.  Read More…

    Erica Ross, Teacher

  • Ricky Malouf

    Ricky started dancing at age 19 for ASU Hip Hop Coalition and has since gone from member to choreographer. He spent two years on the WNBA Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad as well as other performance groups around the valley. He currently dances with national recording artist Jasmine Hormez, recently opening for Omarion, and danced for the professional dance company Automatic Response who were featured on Americas Best Dance Crew, opening for Fergie and My Chemical Romance.  Read More…

    Ricky Malouf, Teacher

  • Slawomir Wozniak

    Slawomir Woniak was born on 2 November 1967. His sisters, Miroslawa and Jolanta, quickly recognized their brother’s abilities. In 1977-1986, he attended the Pozna ballet school. He gained first stage experience partnering artists of Teatr Wielki in Pozna in the performances of Cinderella.   Read More…

    Slawomir Woniak, Teacher – Master Ballet Academy Artistic Director

  • Aspen Waddell

    Aspen is 17 years old and a Senior at Highland High School. She started dancing with Miss MaryAnna and Ms. Virginia aka “Grandma” at age two at the Dance Connection 2 and also at her moms studio The Dance Connection in Scottsdale. She was part of the “Dynamite Express” for four years and became a member of the national award winning DC2 Company since she was seven years old. Aspen continues studying all styles of dance and is a member of DC2’s Senior Company.  Read More…

    Aspen Waddell, Teacher

  • Andrea Vacco

    Dancing in regional and national competitions for twelve years since the age of 5. Taking advantage of living in three different areas of the country, Andrea has absorbed the experience of a multitude of Dance and Tumbling Instructors, never passing an opportunity to take master classes which usually included spending countless hours at Broadway Dance Center in NYC.  Read More…

    Andrea Vacco, Teacher

  • Elliot Ryan Hobbs

    Elliott Ryan Hobbs was born in Durango, Colorado. At the age of 7, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and had already begun his training in Gymnastics, Karate, and Musical Theatre. His Formal training was set aside when his younger brother was found killed by a moving vehicle after missing for 3 hours. This happened when Ryan was eleven. His family fell apart after the loss, and between hours caring for his remaining younger brother, Elliott took care of most matters on his own.  Read More…

    Elliot Ryan Hobbs, Teacher

  • Ray Batten

    Ray Batten has been dancing his whole life! In high school he was apart of the Agi-Lity dance team which was the best in the Inland Empire In California. After high school he went to Arizona State University to study Exercise and Wellness. While attending he was apart of the ASU Hip Hop Coalition for three years Vice President for two.  Read More…

    Ray Batten, Teacher

  • Sarai Sanchez

    Sarai Sanchez grew up in Chandler, AZ and began dancing at the age of three. She had 15 years of dance training at Dance Connection Too in various dance styles such as; Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop. As part of the dynamite express performance team, she performed at various parades and halftime shows, she eventually joined their dance company and competed in dance competitions around the country.  Read More…

    Sarai Sanchez, Teacher

  • Shae Taylor

    Shae Taylor has been teaching and choreographing for the past 18 years.  She was the owner of Class Act Dance studio in Olympia Washington from 2001-2006 and was the artistic director for the Dance Force Jazz Company.  Prior to that, she and her husband Perry Taylor founded and co-directed the award winning Class Act Ballroom Dance Company at Centre Stage in Nampa Idaho.  Read More…

    Shae Taylor, Teacher

  • Heather Rhyneer

    Heather Hester has over 20 years teaching experience in the East Valley working with dance studios, dance companies and high school dance teams. Heather has judged for numerous dance competitions all over the U.S at a regional and national level. She specializes in Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Lyrical and Technique classes. Heather’s choreography has won numerous awards both regionally and nationally. Read More…

    Heather Rhyneer, Teacher

  • Lisa Waddell

    Lisa has been teaching for 20+ years. Lisa started her young career as an outstanding gymnast, winning many state championships and making it to an elite level. After ten years, she decided to take dance more seriously, joined a dance company and attended conventions and competitions. Lisa continued her dance training with various instructors throughout the Valley, having the opportunity to dance her way to New York and perform in Russia.  Read More…

    Lisa Waddell, Teacher

  • Ashley Valerio

    Ashley Valerio is part of the top 20 dancers in the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance. The 22-year-old was born in Mesa, AZ, and currently resides in North Hollywood, CA. A graduate of Mountain View High School, she has been dancing all her life. She specializes in contemporary dance.  Read More…

    Ashley Valerio, Teacher

  • Megan Conroy

    Megan has been dancing for 18 years.  She began dancing as a member of the Dynamite Express Drill team for DC2.  At age 5 she became a member of the “Sugar Babes” Dance Company.  Megan has trained many places including the Oklahoma City University Dance Program.  As a teen, Megan attended programs every summer at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City with NYCDA.  She has done an industrial for Discovery Toys, benefit performances, Ballet Arizona Nutcracker fundraiser and performed in Alice Coopers Christmas Pudding show at the Dodge Theater.  Read More…

    Megan Conroy, Teacher