Looking for a fun and exciting dance curriculum for yourself or your child? Dawn Crafton Dance Connection offers dance classes in Rockville & Gaithersburg and provides quality dance instruction in a professional, nurturing environment. Whether you are a recreational or intensive dancer, Dawn Crafton Dance Connection has an age appropriate program to meet your needs.



Sampler Program

DCDC program

DCDC’s Sampler Program is offered in September and January. This is the perfect way to discover the wonders of dance or keep in shape and on your toes. No commitments. No recital. No uniforms required. There will be an informal demonstration at the last class. Bonus… if you decide you are ready to commit to our Full Term Program before the Sampler Program is over, you will be credited 100% of your payment toward the Full Term Tuition.

Class Options:
Mommy and Me, TuTu Cute, Combination Classes, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Stretch/Conditioning, Musical Theatre, Acro, Adult Classes.



Recreational Full Term Program


Classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Technique are offered each week for dancers ages 3 to adult. The focus of these classes is proper dance technique, discipline, and FUN! Program begins in September and culminates with our dance concert in May. Every student has approximately 50-70 hours of class time, rehearsals and performances to work, enjoy and learn. Classes are formed according to age and ability. Uniforms are required.

Class Options:
Combination Classes, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Stretch/Conditioning, Musical Theatre, Acro, Adult Classes



Intensive Passport Program

Our Intensive Program is designed for the true dance lover. Dance is an art form requiring practice and repetition. Our Passport Program is the most economical way to improve your skills. The more you dance the better you will be.

Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Leaps, Turns and Technique

Optional Add Ons:
Stretch/Conditioning, Acro and Competition Team



Competition Team

DCDC’s National Award Winning Competition Team is for students 6 to 18 years old who are dedicated dancers enrolled in our Passport Program. Auditions are held annually in June and August. Contact us today at to learn more about how you can join #teamdcdc!

Required Classes:
Ballet, Pointe (teacher approval), Contemporary (teacher approval), Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Stretch/Conditioning, Acro and Passport.



Summer Programs


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Summer Intensives

Summer Intensives offer dancers of all ages a week-long opportunity to study all dance forms with a wide variety of superb Master Teachers.


Summer Camps

We offer fun themed camps for dancers 3 to 12 year olds. Dancing, Singing, Acting, Arts and Crafts and so much more!


Summer Classes

Sample a dance class or improve your dance skills over the long hot summer with sizzling classes in Dawn Crafton Dance Connection’s cool studios.



Special Needs Programs

“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!