HISTORY

Hi!  Welcome to our Website. We hope you enjoy browsing through our memories and reading about how we came to be:

                           

                                  "The Best Mardi Gras Dance Team"!

The Dance Connection “TDC" is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 by Sharon McNeal. We are a dedicated group of women and young ladies who share a common passion for dancing and entertaining crowds at the Mardi Gras Parades. The team also enjoys participating in Special Events throughout the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area along with out-of-state parades and events. The Dance Connection was the original dance team that created a new and innovative approach to parade entertainment and we were the first group to introduce the popular "Mobile Sound Truck" seen by all dance teams today.

We currently reside under the direction of Robbie Ganucheau and have been since 1986. The 2019 Mardi Gras Parade Season marks The Dance Connection's 40th Year Anniversary (you can find a detailed 2019 TDC Parade Schedule posted on the "Contact Page" of this website). Over the past 40 Years we have accomplished many things.  We have danced in hundreds of Mardi Gras Parades in the surrounding New Orleans area including other well-known out-of-state parades located in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. 

 

In addition, we have danced and performed in the following special events and speciality parades; The 1984 World's Fair "Drill Team Spectacular", The Nationally Televised "Salute 2 America" parade, Georgia's Freedom parade, World of Wheels Car Show in the Superdome, Carnival Balls, Football and Basketball Games, New Orleans Fairs throughout the surrounding area, Grand Openings, and several Charity Functions including; Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk, Crohn's and Colitis Walk, and raised money for Team Gleason.

Many other groups have followed in our footsteps since then, but we will always be proud to know that we were the first one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras Dance Team!

Thanks for your interest in learning more about our Team.

From All of Us,

                                 The Dance Connection

                                       "Through Dance and Friendship"

            

Website: www.thedanceconnection.org / Email: thedanceconnectionect79@gmail.com