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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.

AUDITIONS for the Dance Connection Performing Company 2023-2024 Season were May 5-7

Missed the Audition? No worries–we have Dance Teams for Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop for children and teens! Join by October 1st.

PADCYE Merit Scholarship Form 2023 (link below) must be submitted to be considered for a Merit Scholarship in addition to auditioning. Priority for scholarship selection is given to 2022-2023 DCPC participating dancers. Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Scholarship Applications may be emailed to: info@danceconnectionpaloalto.comPalo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble Application


Dance Connection Performing Company collectively represents the DC family at dance events and competitions.


Dance Connection Performing Company 

The Dance Connection Performing Company is a premier performing experience for serious dancers between the ages of 7-18. 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. All company dancers are required to enroll in the Intensive related to their performance/competition style of dance: Ballet Intensive, June 12-30,  DC Intensive, July 31-August 4.

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.

Check out Dance Connection Performing Company awards!

Dance Connection Ballet Company and Trainee Company

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 or audition in the spring for the next season for enrolled students in DC hip hop classes.

Dance Connection Dance Team (DCDT)

Our Dance Teams focus 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 our Jazz Team, Teen Jazz Team, and Teen Contemporary Team. 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. All team registration closes on 10/1.

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!