CONGRATULATIONS to the Dance Connection Family for your success and star power at competition. We are so proud of our extremely talented and well-rounded Dancers/Singers/Actors/Tumblers, Choreographers & Teachers! We appreciate your dedication & commitment to Dance Connection!


Congratulations for receiving BEST STUDIO AND BEST DIRECTOR – Kathleen Slezak

Congratulations to our Musical Theatre Directors: Sandra Brewer, Sue Mackenzie, Lisa Capps & Don Brewer.

Congratulations to our young Choreographers for their Award Winning Choreography:
Gabbie Slezak for What’d I Miss (Tap Group) Platinum, 1st Place & Broadway Star
James Felton for Egyptian Lover (Open-Jazz) Platinum & 1st Place
Bridgette Slezak for Wreak Havoc (Tap Production) – Platinum & 1st Place

Teen Best All Star Performer (Singing, Acting & Dancing) Runner Up Gabbie Slezak

Studio Recap:
25 Platinum Trophies
23 High Gold Trophies

29 -1st Place Trophies
6 – 2nd Place Trophies
3 – 3rd Place Trophies

10 Broadway Stars (Overall Judges Awards for ‘Best of the Best’)
In Vocals, Acting, Dancing, Choreography, Tumbling, Best Studio & Best Director

32 Broadway Star Nominations



Congratulations on another successful competition! A last minute decision to attend this competition with a few solos turned into a huge success. Dance Connection had 27 numbers (solos, a duet and a trio – singing, acting and dance)

The studio received ‘Best Ensemble Studio’

The performers received:
3 High Platinum (the only 3 given at this competition)
16 Platinum
7 High Gold
1 Gold

8 – 1st Place Trophies
6 – 2nd Place Trophies
4 – 3rd Place Trophies
3 – 4th Place Trophies

2 Judges Awards:
‘Connection to Lyrics’ – All for You – Brooklyn Olsey
‘Velvet Voice’ – Blue Bayou – Cynthia Risch

Thank you to Lisa, Don, Sandy, Sue & Bridgette for your direction & choreography.

Congratulations Gabbie & Gabe who choreographed their own dance solos and received Platinums, 2nd & 3rd Places in the Advanced Senior Solo Category.

We are so proud of our students! Your hard work and dedication to the studio and to the arts is being recognized and rewarded!