Class Descriptions


Mommy and Me (Ages 18-24 Months)

Mommy & Me… Daddy, Nanny and Grandparents too… classes introduce energetic toddlers & preschoolers to dance through music, rhythm, games and creative dance movements. It’s a fun escape for both adult and little one and a wonderful adult-child bonding experience.



TuTu Cute (Ages 3-5)

TuTuCute is our 45 minute combination tap/ballet class for preschoolers. This class offers your little one the opportunity to discover the joy of dance, music and movement, while building a foundation of independence, self-confidence and body awareness.



Tap/Jazz Combination Classes (ages 5-10)

Combination tap/jazz classes help to develop rhythm, timing, coordination and musicality. Our dedicated and experienced teachers will work on a variety of styles and combinations all taught in a fun and energetic environment.



Strong ballet technique is the backbone of dance and our ballet program is designed to offer our dancers the very best in technical training. Pre-Ballet and elementary classes set the stage for a fun but structured class.



Our pointe classes offer the natural continuation of classical ballet training for our most advanced ballet students. Evaluation for technical proficiency is required to be recommended for pointe class.



Contemporary dance combines the technique of classical ballet and the free spirit of lyrical jazz into one dynamic dance form. Beauty, line and emotion make this a favorite.




Rhythm…Traditional…Broadway…Tap develops rhythm, timing, coordination and musicality. Classes emphasize technique, speed and clarity, from simple toe taps and shuffles to advanced pullback and wing combinations with a variety of rhythms and shadings.




Leaps, Turns and Progressions are all part of jazz. The class will work on a variety of styles and combinations taught in a fun and energetic environment.



Hip Hop

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection is the place to be for the best hip hop classes around! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, our experienced and dedicated teachers will give you the perfect challenge. From breaking and whacking to popping, locking and street, DCDC will help you build a solid foundation for all your hip hop dance moves!



Musical Theatre

Dancing, Singing and Acting are all a part of our Musical Theatre Program! Our classes provide an exciting, energetic and FUN learning environment in a supportive and nurturing setting.




Up your game with Acro for Dancers by learning how to integrates the grace and beauty of dance with the balance and strength of gymnastics.



Stretch and Conditioning

Perfect for every body. Whether you are a dance student looking to improve flexibility or an adult looking to release the stress of the day, this is the class for you.



Floor Barre

Floor Barre is an exercise technique ballet dancers use to improve their posture, technique, lengthen muscles and strengthen their core through resistance exercises. This class provides a unique opportunity to modify bad habits and gain a better understanding of body mechanics and injury prevention.



Pom Technique/Leaps & Turns Clinics

Whether the goal is to just have fun or be a part of a Pom Squad or College Dance Team, this clinic helps with technique, precision, turns, leaps and stage presence.



Adult Classes

Breathe Deeply. Stretch your Limbs. Discover Energy. Our adult classes in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Floor Barre and Ballroom are designed to tone your muscles, improve flexibility, relax your mind and HAVE FUN!



Special Needs Classes

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
-Special Olympics Athlete Oath

This oath has inspired thousands of Special Olympic Athletes, despite whatever challenges they might face. It also continues to inspire their friends, families and communities to support them and the millions of other Special Olympic Athletes. DCDC’s non-profit 501(c)(3), Dance Partners International (DPI), is proud to be one of those organizations supporting Special Olympic Montgomery County (SOMO), offering special needs dance classes and a special needs competition dance team!
Contact us today at or call 301-840-8400 to see how you can join DCDC’s SOMO Dance Crew!


My daughter has been dancing at Dawn Crafton Dance Connection for 4 years. The growth she has shown as a dancer is remarkable! The teachers are caring and nurturing, while setting extremely high expectations for their dancers.

Caren , Potomac