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Miss Erin Wilcox
12 yrs. and up
1pm to 2 pm Technique/leaps and turns
2pm to 3:15 Pm contemporary
Erin Wilcox is an Instructor/Choreographer at Kathy Hansen’s School of Dance and Head Dance Coach of the Binghamton University Dance Team. Long Island native trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Improv, Pom, Hip Hop, & Contemporary. This award-winning choreographer has performed in and choreographed for various BU mainstage dance shows and “Gripped” a Vortex Dance Company production. A BU Alumni with a Master’s degree in Adolescent English Education and BA in Dance. Erin has loved dance since she was 3. She wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but at the studio creating, telling stories through dance, and inspiring her students to become confident in their own artistry.
Can’t wait to dance with the students at Dance Connection!
12yrs and up
1 to 2pm Musical Theater technique and warm up
2 to 315 pm Musical Theater choreography
McKenna Gill is a Dance Connection alumni and recent Graduate of Dean University, with a degree in dance. She spent a semester training at Broadway Dance Centers professional training program with a concentration in musical theater performance, studying vocal training and acting along with her dance training. McKenna is now living in NYC pursuing a career in the performing arts. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have McKenna share her passion and knowledge with our dancers.
Robyn Bennett from Dance Force
12 yrs. and Up
1pm to 2 pm Tap
2pm to 315 pm
Robyn received her early dance training from Donna Brooks Youmans and Debi Youmans Warfe in Elmira NY. She received the Miss Frank Brooks Memorial Award and The Jay Parker Award for Outstanding Talent and Dedication to the Art of Dance. Under their instruction she had the opportunity to perform in the PRO BOWL Half-Time show in Hawaii and became a member of the Dance Caravan Kid program where she toured the East Coast demonstrating and performing with professional teachers and choreographers. As a competitive dancer Robyn won numerous Grand Champion awards with her Tap solos and was selected to Tap Dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. She also had the opportunity to take workshops with the amazing Savion Glover and Gregory Hines!!
Robyn received a degree in Dance from Dean College in Franklin Massachusetts. She was a member of the Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop and Musical Theater companies. While at Dean she had the opportunity to work with renown Dance companies such as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company! Robyn also received the Carrie Grant Chilson Award for Excellence in Music and Dance and also received The Gregory Hines Award for Excellence in The Art of Tap Dance.
Robyn has been an active member of Dance Masters of America for the past 12 years, Taught at Kathy Hansen School of dance in Owego NY and Triple Talent Academy in Elmira. She is currently going on her 11th season as owner of Dance Force in Elmira NY. She teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hiphop, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater and Vocal lessons to all ages and has taught workshops for the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts and The Bash! Robyn has choreographed over 30+ Musical Theater productions under the direction of Kimber Billow, Rick Pirozzolo and Triple Talent Academy all of Elmira. Robyn has won numerous awards including Choreography awards in her Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater and Hip-Hop routines and her students have achieved Top Dance Titles including placing Top 5 at the World Dance Championships!
Mandatory dress rehearsal for All competition students