#1 Dance Studio In Chandler, AZ
Dance Connection 2 is a highly reputable dance studio serving the Arizona East Valley for over 25 years. The eighteen dance instructors have over 200 years of combined experience. Each instructor has an impressive resume and experience both on stage and teaching their craft. This experience provides the best training for students entering our studio. Here are some of the highlights from our instructors.
- Touring in Russia & Copenhagen
- Radio City Rockettes
- Phoenix Suns Dance Team
- Showstoppers National Television Dancer
- Opened for Fergie and My Chemical Romance
- Choreographed for the WNBA Phoenix Mercury
- Member of the ASU Hip Hop Coalition
- Supervised Choreography in West Side Story
- Participant on So You Think You Can Dance
- Classical Ballet master Teachers
- LDS Arizona Temple Easter Pageant Dance Director
The faculty at Dance Connection 2 are excited to work with such an amazing group of young dancers. Throughout the years, the faculty and dancers have become a family. They all work together to provide the best experience in dance possible. Everyone loves seeing the look on a child’s face when they have mastered a new dance move while the parents beam with pride.
Different Programs Offered At DC2
Most often students entering a dance program begin with the recreational classes. Students can start as early as the age of two years old. Students first starting to dance typically begin with a combo class which provides them with exposure to different styles of dance.. If your dancer is older and would like to participate in a one hour long class in a sing genre then Dance Connection 2 is the place to be! DC2 offers over 150 classes to any child, any age, any ability!
Imagine your little girl dressed in a tutu, arms raised above her head, and effortlessly striding, spinning, and turning on stage to music. The joy you will experience will only be surpassed by the joy and fun your little girl will feel as they perform their first dance recital. The DC TuTu’sclass is designed to not only teach your child but to enable your child to have fun learning. Learn more about DCTuTu’s by clicking here.
Ask what your little one wants to do when hop hop music is on and they’ll show you! This minimal needed experience dance group is full of dancers that love Hip Hop and love to perform! There are several dancers in this group making it one of the hottest programs at Dance Connection 2!
If dancing isn’t enough and your littler performer is ready for the stage… moreso ready to sing, dance, and even act, they this is the perfect dance program DC2 can offer you. Under one the nation’s top Musical Theatre teachers, the Theoatrics perform different musicals each holiday and spring. These dancers learn how to audition and do professional makeup and blocking. This rather new program is designed for the dancer that needs a little more in their dancing.
Dance Connection 2 got its start in l986 when owner MaryAnna Gooch started the Dynamite Express Dance Team. Joining this team is a way for students who love to perform, to get as much out of their dance experience as possible. Dancers in this team range in age from 5-17, and are divided into groups accordingly. Members are encouraged to take classes in Jazz, Ballet, Precision Dance, and Tumbling. The Dynamite Express performs for sporting events, stage shows, and parades, across the valley. Occasionally performances may suggest travel, such as Disneyland.
Many of our dancers strive to be in the Company. After a dancer is in recreational classes for a period of time, they can be chosen to join the Company. Dance Connection 2 picks a few of the most advanced dancers within each age group. They are encouraged to take classes in all styles of dance. Dancers in the Company become an elite team that performs at conventions and competitions together. Some dancers may even choose to perform solos during the competitions. The Company has received National recognition for their excellence in choreography.