Welcome to The Dance Connection/Mabank Website!  JOIN US for our holiday student production of "The Nutcracker" Sunday, 12/21/14 3pm at TVCC in Athens, TX.  Please see Events tab for more information.
"Dance, Dare, Dream, Do!"  


THE DANCE CONNECTION offers classes for ages 18 months through adult, beginner through professional level.  We offer a professional and fun learning environment where self-esteem, confidence, inspiration, discipline, and team work are the focus.

Group and private dance classes offered include classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary, pointe, creative dance,   Mommie & Me, Waltz, Salsa, Swing,Country-Western, and Belly Dance.  For your convenience, we have an on-site Dance Boutique featuring discount dance supplies and gifts for your dancer.  We also offer custom choreography and event entertainment as well as Birthday Parties.  We are located in historic downtown Mabank at 121 E. Market Street.  You are invited to stop by, tour our studio, meet our faculty, see our students in class on the lobby video monitor, or try a class (please call for information).  Please contact us to set up an appointment or call 903-880-9999.


The Magic of Dance awaits YOU!

Office hours week of 8/18:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3pm-6pm  Wednesday 3pm-5:30pm, Thursday 3pm-4:30pm

FALL CLASSES Started 8/18!


Check out our Fall Schedule for classes, times, and tuition! OR Call 903-880-9999 to talk to us! Or scroll down for our Fall schedule at a glance. 

NEW this Fall:  

 Pilates Dance Fit - 8 weeks to a new you!  Incorporates Pilates Mat exercises for that fantastic dancer hard-core center and long and lean body, zumba style aerobics for heart healthy calorie burn, ballet for backside spot toning, and yoga style stretching for end of workout relaxation.  2 times per week recommended.

Country-Western Line Dance - Have fun learning "Slap Leather", "Tush Push", "Cupid Shuffle" and more.  Great exercise too!  Classes will start after Labor Day - only $8 per class or $70 for 10-class card!

4 Week Country Western 2-Step and Waltz class will start on Fridays in September - $55 or $80 per couple!

Intermediate Ballet II/Pre-Pointe/Pointe - age 8+ with instructors approval.  Class will focus on strengthening and preparation for pointe work, as well as pointe for students that are ready. 2 times per week




Classes started 8/18/14 The Dance Connection, Mabank, Texas
Schedule as of 9/9/14
Room A
3:45-4:30 Creative Dance & Tumbling ages 2 ½ + (Waiting List only)
4:30-5:25  *Jr Int Ballet ages 7+ (2Xs per week) 
5:30-6:25 *Int Ballet II/Pre-Pointe/Pointe ages 8+ (2Xs per week)
6:30-7:25 *Competition Team (2Xs per week)
7:30-8:25 Country-Western Line  
Room A
4:45-5:40 Teen Jazz/Hip-Hop ages 10+
5:45-6:30 Kinder Ballet ages 4-7
6:30-7:25 **Pilates Dance Fit 
7:30-8:25 Teen/Adult Ballet
Room B
5:00-5:45 Kinder Tap ages 4-7
5:45-6:30 Beg Tap ages 6+
Room A
3:45-4:30 Mommie & Me 
4:30-5:25 Kinder Tap&Ballet II ages 5-7
5:30-6:25 *Int Ballet II/Pre-Pointe/Pointe ages 8+ (2Xs per week)
6:30-7:25 *Competition Team (2Xs per week)
Room B
5:30-6:15 Kinder Hippity-Hop ages 4-7
Room A
4:30-5:25 *Jr Int Ballet ages7+ (2Xs per week)
5:00-5:55 Kinder Combo Tap&Ballet ages 4-7
5:30-6:55 Combo Tap&Ballet&Jazz/Hip-Hop ages 7+
5:30-6:25 Combo Tap&Ballet ages 7+
6:00-6:55 Combo Ballet&Jazz-Hip-Hop ages 7+
7:00-7:55 **Pilates Dance Fit  
Room A
3:45-4:30 Creative Dance & Tumbling ages 2 1/2+
4:30-5:15*Int/Adv Jazz-Hip-Hop ages 8+ 
5:15-6:00*Int Lyrical/Contemporary ages 8+
6:00-6:45 Creative Dance & Tumbling ages 2 ½ +
6:45-7:45 September 4-week Session - CW 2-Step & Waltz
Room B
4:30-5:25pm Adult/Teen Int Tap
Sat Available for Private Lessons, Birthday Parties
Sun Available for Private Lessons, Birthday Parties
Available weekday mornings for group or private lessons and rentals
*With instructor approval
**and twice per week highly recommended