Dance

Why Dance Education?

  • make life long friends
  • social development
  • learning to perform
  • structure
  • creative movement
  • improved posture
  • learning how to follow instructions
  • self-confidence
  • creative thinking skills

Dance Connection offers the following types of dance:


ACROBATICS
Acrobatics is the performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility and motor coordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts, sporting events, and martial arts. Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements, such as acro dance, circus, and gymnastics, but many other athletic activities - such as ballet, slacklining and diving - may also employ acrobatics.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers Acrobatic classes for students 2-5 years old.

BALLET DANCE
Ballet is an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of Ballet dance classes for students of all ages!

HIP HOP DANCE

Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture.

These later styles are sometimes referred to as new school or new style while the older styles, including breakdance and various funk styles that were incorporated into hip hop, are considered old school.
Hip hop dancing is evolving in many different directions today, heavily influenced by the evolution of hip hop music and its popularity in media.
What distinguishes hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often "freestyle" (improvisational) in nature.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of Hip Hop dance classes!

JAZZ DANCE

Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style that first emerged in the United States in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz.

Today jazz dance is present in many different venues and different forms. Jazz dance thrives in dance schools and remains an essential part of musical theater choreography; it is sometimes interwoven with other dance styles as appropriate for the particular show.
Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of Jazz dance classes!

TAP DANCE

Tap dance was developed in the United States during the nineteenth century and is popular nowadays in many parts of the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer but also a percussive musician.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of Tap dance classes for all ages!

MODERN DANCE

A style of theatrical dance that rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favors movement deriving from the expression of inner feeling.
Modern dance is focused on creative self-expression rather than on technical virtuosity. Modern dance is a more relaxed, free style of dance in which choreographers use emotions and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to ballet's structured code of steps.
Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of Modern dance classes!

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers classes in Contemporary dance.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical - humor, love, anger - are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers a variety of classes in Musical Theatre.

PRE-POINTE

Prerequisite for pointe class. Work on ankle strengthening, poise & posture. Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers classes in Pre-Pointe.

CHOREOGRAPHY

Choreography is the art or practice of designing sequences of movements of physical bodies (or their depictions) in which motion, form or both are specified.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY gives you the tools to choreograph your own dance.

STRETCH & STRENGTH

To draw out or extend to the full length or extent.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY will help you extend your stretch, work on your extension, strengthen core & much more!

AFRICAN

Performing art deeply woven into the social fabric of Africa and generally involving aspects of music as well as rhythmic bodily movement.
African dance utilizes the concept of many rhythms as well as total body articulation.

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers African dance classes!

TINY TOTS DANCE & MUSIC

Classes include instruction in basic Tap, basic Jazz, Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Fun Songs, development of fine and gross motor skills, early music skills/rhythm development, the use of props and basic rhythm instruments, social skills and lots of fun!

Dance Connection in Rochester, NY offers Tiny Tot classes!

Our Dance Families Thoughts

  • So proud of all the Dance Connection girls at their recital! You girls all did such an amazing job and looked beautiful! Another wonderful year of dance coming to an end. Looking forward to many more ahead of us! Many thanks to Denise Ronco and all the instructors for putting their hearts & souls into each and every student! See you all in the Fall! :)

    Kelly W