The Connection Dance Team

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THE CONNECTION DANCE TEAM (grades K – 12)
The Connection Dance Team’s (TCDT) mission is to build well-rounded dancers and encourages team building in a safe, fun, and competitive environment. TCDT dancers are selected by audition in mid-June each year. In addition to several team levels, members have the opportunity to compete in solos, duets, and trios, and to be a part of the Elite Team.

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For more information regarding The Connection Dance Team please contact Jessica.Fascenelli@theconnectiononline.org.

Dance Team Awards

  • 2021

    “We Got The Beat” –  High Gold, 1st place Shooting Star 7-9 Jazz Small Group, 1st place overall Shooting Star 7-9 Small Group (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “Nobody’s Perfect” – High Gold, 3rd place overall Shooting Star 10-12 Small Group (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “To Build A Home” – Platinum, 2nd place overall Shooting Star 10-12 Small Group, Ultimate Precision Award (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “You Gotta Want It” – High Gold, 1st place Rising Star 10-12 Jazz Small Group, 7th place overall Rising Star 10-12 Small Group (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “When The Party’s Over” – Platinum, 4th place overall Rising Star 10-12 Small Group (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “How You Like That” – Diamond, 1st place Rising Star 10-12 Hip Hop Small Group, 1st place overall Rising Star 10-12 Small Group, Highest Scoring Group ages 12 & under, Judges Award: K-Pop All The Way (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “This Is The World We Made” – High Gold, 6th place overall Rising Star 10-12 Small Group, Ultimate Crowd Pleaser Award (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “Running With The Wolves” – Platinum, 1st place Rising Star 10-12 Lyrical Duo/Trio, 2nd place overall Rising Star 10-12 Duo/Trio (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)
    “Angel By The Wings” – High Gold, 3rd place overall Rising Star 10-12 Duo/Trio (Beyond the Stars Dance Competition)

    “We Got The Beat” –  4 & 3/4 stars, 3rd place overall 8 & under novice small group, Golden Ticket to the World Dance Championship (Starpower Dance Competition) 

    “Nobody’s Perfect” – 4 & 3/4 stars (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “To Build A Home” – 4 &3/4 stars, 9th place overall junior novice small group, Golden Ticket to the World Dance Championships (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “You Gotta Want It” – 4 &3/4 stars, 4th place overall age 9-11 intermediate small group (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “When The Party’s Over” – 4 & 3/4 stars, 1st place age 11 intermediate lyrical, 3rd place overall age 9-11 intermediate small group, Special Judges Award: “Endless Emotion” (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “How You Like That” – 4 & 3/4 stars, 1st place age 9-11 intermediate hip hop, 2nd place overall age 9-11 intermediate small group, Golden Ticket to the World Dance Championships, Entertainment Award (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “This Is The World We Made” – 4 & 3/4 stars, 1st place age 9-11 acro/gymnastics, 5th place overall age 9-11 intermediate small group (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Running With The Wolves” – 4 & 3/4 stars, 1st place age 10 lyrical novice duet/trio, 3rd place overall  age 9-11 novice duet/trio (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Angel By The Wings” – 4 & 3/4 stars, 1st place age 10 intermediate duet/trio 2nd place overall age 9-11 intermediate duet/trio (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “We Got The Beat” –  High Gold, 4th place overall petite novice small group, Entertainment Award, Golden Ticket to the World Dance Championship (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Nobody’s Perfect” – Platinum, 1st place novice small group jazz age 10, 1st place overall junior novice small group, Golden Ticket to the World Dance Championship, SDA Regional Champion (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “To Build A Home” – High Gold, 1st place novice small group lyrical age 10, 3rd place overall junior novice small group, Special Judges Award: Storytelling Performance Award (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “You Gotta Want It” – High Gold (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “When The Party’s Over” – High Gold, 1st place intermediate small group lyrical age 11 (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “How You Like That” – High Gold (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “This Is The World We Made” – High Gold, 1st place intermediate small group acro age 11 (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Running With The Wolves” – Platinum, 1st place novice duet/trio age 10, 1st place overall junior notice duet/trio (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Angel By The Wings” – High Gold (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    In addition to receiving high honors such as 1st place in category, 1st place overall, and Platinum score awards The Connection Dance Team has received the following special awards:
  • 2019
    “Lights” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Telephone” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “I Just Wanna Be Happy” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “I Just Wanna Be Happy” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “I Just Wanna Be Happy” – Ultimate Showmanship Award (Beyond The Stars)
    “Becoming Them” – Ultimate Entertainment Award (Beyond The Stars)
    “Becoming Them” – Entertainment Award (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Becoming Them” – special judges award: Cool & Clever Concept (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Woman Up” – Entertainment Award (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Bring Me To Life” – special judges award: Connected & Committed (Beyond The Stars)
    “White Flag” – special judges award: Intensity (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Start The Party” – special judges award: Sparkles and Smiles (Beyond The Stars)
  • 2018
    Association of Dance Conventions and Competitions – Studio Of Excellence Award
    “Floor Filler” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Floor Filler” – Regional Champion (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Look Up” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Look Up” – Ultimate Emotional Execution Award (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Paint It Black” – Performance Award (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Rise Up” – special judges award: Beautiful Friendship (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Rise Up” – special judges award” Beautiful Partnership (Nexstar Dance Competition)
    “Can’t Hold Us” – Power Pak Convention invitation
  • 2017
    “Night Terrors” – Entertainment Award (Beyond The Stars)
    “Skyscraper” – Choreography Award (Starpower)
    “Skyscraper” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower)
    “Skyscraper” – Captivating Connection (Beyond The Stars)
    “Skyscraper” – Pretty Pictures  (Dancers Inc)
    “Time Of My Life” – Entertainment Award (Beyond The Stars)
    “Time Of My Life” – Terrific Teamwork (Beyond The Stars)
    “Unwritten” –  Smiles For Miles (Starpower)
    “The Party’s Just Begun” – Dazzling Divas (Beyond The Stars)
  • 2016
    “Firework” – special judges award : American Beauties (National Dance Showcase)
    “1-2-3 Love” – special judges award: Crisp and Clean (Beyond The Stars)
    “The Future Sounds Like Us” – special judges award: Future-tastic (Starpower Dance Competition)
  • 2015
    “Intergalactic” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Intergalactic” – Star Dance Alliance Champion (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “We Run The World” – special judges award: Girl Power (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “We Run The Word” – special judges award: Creative Concept (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “We Run The World” – special judges award: Creative Concept (Beyond The Stars)
    “Quiet” – World Dance Championships Golden Ticket (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Mad World” – special judges award: Stellar Quality (Starpower Dance Competition)
  • 2014
    “9 To Crazy” – Entertainment Award (VIP Dance Competition)
    “9 To Crazy” – special judges award: Females On Fire (Starquest Dance Competition)
    “Circus” – Costume Award (VIP Dance Competition)
    “I’ve Got That Power” – special judges award: Practically Professional (Beyond The Stars Dance Competition)
    “Carry On” – special judges award: Great Connection & Storytelling (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Believe” – special judges award: Fantastic Use Of Space (National Dance Showcase)
    “Spice Up Your Life” – special judges award: Adorable (National Dance Showcase)
    “Dream” – special judges award: Beautiful Stage Presence (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “Dream” – special judges award: Dream (National Dance Showcase)
    “Dream” – Star Champion Performer Award for National Finals (National Dance Showcase)
  • 2013
    “The Secret” – special judges award: Unique Concept (Starpower Dance Competition)
    “The Secret” – Entertainment Award (VIP Dance Competition)
    “The Secret” – Costume Award (Beyond The Stars Dance Competition)