Cindy Ginanni

Artistic Director, Children

Cindy grew up dancing from a young age, studying all styles of dance, and has never stopped. She has been teaching dance for over 45 years to all ages and abilities, and is now seeing the second generation of her dance students. She has a fondness for working with young dancers, and an educational background in Early Childhood Development. Cindy founded Dance Connection in 1987, and it has grown to become one of the most popular dance schools on the Peninsula. One of the rewards of teaching dance is the relationships that develop over the years with the DC dancers and families. Cindy credits the outstanding faculty here at Dance Connection for the quality training every dancer receives. She and her husband, Mark have three grown children and five grandchildren!

Corie Tyson

Associate Director

Corie Tyson earned her formal dance training in ballet, jazz, modern and tap at local studios, beginning at the age of 5. She started teaching at 18 and has trained dancers at many bay area studios over the last 20 years, including as a guest teacher at San Jose State University and at Dance Connection for 10+ years.
While earning a college degree in Anthropology, she worked with esteemed choreographers, performed in shows in San Francisco and LA, and judged at competitions.
After starting a family, Corie returned to school, earning Early Childhood Credentials, a compliment to her personal values of fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where every student is valued and unique, and started a small preschool.
She is returning to Dance Connection and is excited to support new dancers developing their potential and looks forward to contributing her extensive dance knowledge and experience with our Dance Connection families.