Student Dance Companies
Dance Connections student dance companies are under the direction of Jennifer Aversa and Stephanie Depew and comprised of students ages 8-17. They are service-based, non-competitive companies that perform at area nursing homes, festivals, fairs, and fundraisers. Our previous performances include the Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, MD, Take the Stage at Hershey Park, Half Time Performance for the Harlem Globetrotters, Ravenwood Assisted Living in Hagerstown, MD, Charlestown Village Nursing Home, Centennial Lane Elementary School, St. John’s Lane Elementary School, Northfield Elementary School, Waterloo Elementary School, Mount Hebron Preschool, Towson University Basketball halftime show, Baltimore Blast halftime show, and Seton Keough High School's A Moving Mission benefit concert.
Dancers have had the opportunity to work with guest choreographers including Elisa Clark from Mark Morris Dance Group and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jamile McGee from So You Think You Can Dance, Helen Marie Carruthers from Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, and Deborah Engerman, former ballet Mistress with Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance.
Dance Connections, Inc. holds one fundraising concert per year and has raised over $20,000 for worthy organizations in the area including The Casey Cares Foundation, The “Love You More Heart Home” in Beijing, China, Called to Care for Orphans, and most recently BeMoreCaring. We believe dance is a beautiful art form in which we can express ourselves and be used as a service to our community. Our philosophy is that dance should bring joy and happiness to all and make the world a better place.