About Dance Connection

Dance Connection Scottsdale offers dance classes for boys & girls 2 thru adult in all styles of dance; tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, tumbling & ballroom~  Not only do we have a nationally acclaimed dance company, but we pride ourselves in the biggest recreational program in Arizona~!  Our newly updated, 9 room studio is a second home to our dance families, welcome to the DCaz Fam!

Meet The Owner

Lisa Waddell:

Lisa has been teaching dance for over 32 years! She started her young career as a competitive gymnast, and after numerous injuries, decided to get involved in dance. She trained in all styles throughout the valley and had the opportunity as a young adult to dance her way through New York and Russia with a performing company. At the young age of 15, Lisa realized teaching dance was her life passion! Immediately after graduating high school, she opened the studio with her sister, Lori, and the rest is history. Her specialty is jazz and tap for all ages, although, Lisa has a special knack for the toddlers beginning at age two. She loves her “tiny dancers” and has a unique curriculum which creates a love of dance structure and listening skills in a fun, yet caring way. Moreover, Lisa has helped at a variety of studios throughout Arizona including Dance Connection 2, the sister studio in Chandler AZ, where she taught for numerous years. Above all, Lisa’s heart is in Dance Connection, Scottsdale and she believes it is a place for everyone.

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