SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection is inviting dancers of all skill levels (ages 10+)  to a free 'Broadway Jazz Masterclass' on November 23, from 1 -3 p.m. Participants will brush up on their technique and learn new engaging choreography with New York City-based theater dance professional Shelly Hutchinson.

Hutchinson is a choreographer, dancer, actress, and producer who has served as choreographer for 'So You Think You Can Dance' Europe, on creative teams in operas such as Candide, Samson & Delilah, Aida, 'NYC Fashion Week' and Disney’s High School Musical. Her television appearances include MTV, CBS, ABC, Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and HBO. Performing credits Radio City Music Hall, Warner Brothers Films, Off-Broadway/Regional Theatre, National/European Tours. On faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School and Peridance, and she was nominated for Outstanding Choreography for 'Occasion For Sin' as part of Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Open to the public, the workshop is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Those participating should be prepared to move and wear comfortable clothes. No dance experience is required. Space is limited, with registration available at The Connection's front desk, by calling 908-273-4242 or contacting

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For those who love to dance and want to keep moving to the music beyond this workshop, The Connection offers a full range of adult dance classes, free to Total Facility Members of The Connection. Members can free their minds and get in shape with the following weekly dance classes: Ballet, Ballet Body Sculpt, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom Dance, Belly Dancing, Cardio Dance Fusion, Lyrical, and Zumba. Unlimited adult dance and fitness classes and access to The Connection’s five-lane pool and Fitness Center is available for $69 / month.

The Connection is a non-profit, human service organization committed to providing fitness, wellness and enrichment programs and activities to all women, men and children regardless of physical ability or economic circumstance. For more information, visit or stop by The Connection at 79 Maple Street.