My Grownup & Me
Ages 18 months to 3 years
This 40 minute class is perfect for aspiring dancers and one grown up. Dancers will get a feel for class structure, get introduced to basic dance skills, use their imagination to explore fantasy worlds, and have fun showing off their amazing moves. All with the comfort of their grownup doing it right along with them!
Princess Ballerina & Tumbling
Ages 3 years to 5 years
Does your child love to dress up, play make-believe, and dance? Then they will LOVE becoming a Princess Ballerina!
Tiny Tappers & Tumbling
Ages 3 years to 5 years
If your child loves music, has a bundle of energy, and needs to move then Tiny Tappers is for them. Dance with us as we tap out that energy and make music with our feet!
Tumbling - Levels 1,2,3,4
Because of the complexity of tumbling skills these classes are split into 4 levels and have required skills to enter each level. A students age does not matter when entering a tumbling class.
Pink Class (ages 5-6) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling
Red Class (ages 6-8) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop
Orange Class (ages 7-9) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop
Yellow Class (ages 9-11) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop
Green Class (ages 11-13) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pre-Pointe
Blue Class (ages 12-14) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe
Navy Group (ages 14-18) Classes offered : Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe
Learn About Our Leadership Program
Our instructors are dedicated to making sure that each student is empowered through the art of dance
“Hi all and welcome to the Dance Connection! I’m Miss Tori and dance has been a part of my life since the age of 3. Teaching dance became a passion of mine right here at DCB. In 2018, my dream became a reality, as I became owner of the Dance Connection. Watching our students expand their dance knowledge, push to achieve their goals, and grow into kind hearted adults brings me so much joy. While dance is what I teach I like to believe that my students take what they learn here and apply it to their daily lives. My husband and I live in Mapleton with our son and dog. In my spare time I’m reading, drinking coffee, trying to find new music to dance to, and enjoying time with my family. I teach all genres and ages so it’s too hard to pick my favorite. Every class and all of my students hold a special place in my heart.”
My name is Miss Heidi, and I have been teaching dance for over 30 years. I recently “retired” from full time teaching, but I can’t seem to stay away! My favorite type of dance has always been tap, but I also really enjoy the artistry of ballet and pointe. My husband and I are excited to watch our daughter graduate from NIU this spring and follow her dreams as a musician. When I am not working at Kohl’s or teaching a class or two at the studio, I enjoy snuggles with my yorkie (Duke Silver) and tending to my ever growing houseplant collection. My favorite part of teaching dance has always been watching the students grow into really great adults. I am truly blessed to have been able to teach some of my former students’ children, too!
Hello! My name is Miss Tera. I started dancing at the age of 5 at the Dance Connection. I danced in high school as part of the dance team after a break in my dancing career and fell in love all over again. I started helping at the Dance Connection in 2010 when my daughter turned 3 and started dancing herself. It has been a joy to rediscover my love of dance along with her. When I’m not dancing, I’m busy teaching Kindergarten, taking care of my very busy family, or working out at the gym.
Hi! My name is Miss Amy. I fell in love with dance at age 3 and have been dancing ever since. I have taught at Dance Connection for the last 23 years. My favorite style of dance to teach is tap, and I enjoy spotting tumbling. I have 3 young kids that keep me busy. I work at a local school and enjoy seeing kids from school at dance. I love to walk and read in my free time. And am an avid lover of Starbucks!
Hello! My name is Miss Josy. I fell in love with our studio at the age of seven and began teaching in 2018. I have had dance team experiences in middle and high school, as well as the college level. I graduated from Bradley University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with endorsements in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Early Childhood Special Education. To say the least, I love working with children. I enjoy teaching tiny tappers, hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical. Outside of dance I teach at a nearby school and lend a hand on my family farm. I’m an avid coffee drinker, Star Wars fan, and I burn through at least one candle a week. I truly enjoy working with our dancers. Not every day can you find a job you love going to, but I found that at DCB!
Hi everyone! My name is Miss Aleia. I have been a teacher for 2 years and danced at the studio for 17 years. Performing a solo in 8 different recitals. My absolute favorite style of dance is tap! The styles of dance that I love to teach are tap, jazz, and hip hop. I am a current college student at Illinois Central College. I have 4 years of cheerleading experience in grade school, also 2 years experience of basketball/competitive cheerleading in high school. As well as, 14 years of tumbling experience. My favorite color is sage green and I love my dogs Daisy, Bailey, Evie and my dog niece Jazz. What I love to do in my free time is spending time with my family and friends and always playing a bunch of games together.