Face masks are now required in ALL classes and at the studio at all times. Classes must be limited to 20 people and we are temporarily back to the 4sq/m rule Please be careful to sanitise your hands and dispose of all your rubbish in our bins provided.

About Us

Our Mission

Our Values

My Journey

Kristy Pinna - Connection Studios Surry Hills

I want to say that my journey begun back in 2006, but the truth is that it probably begun much earlier in life, when as a young girl, I developed a love for dance and a dream that one day I would learn one form or another. Then in my late teens the sound of distant shores and adventures called my name and so I promptly traded the comforts of my childhood home to spend the following years travelling the world and experiencing all the beauty and excitement it had to offer and growing as a person.

Eventually I returned home where I struggled to find a role that bought me the same level of joy and passion that I had become accustomed to whilst travelling and I found myself moving from job to job searching for the ‘right role’ for me but always falling short. It was at this time that I decided to take my very first Salsa class and what happened next changed my life in a way that I could never have expected. That was the day that I found what I had been searching for, that was the day I became a fully-fledged Salsa-holic!

By 2007, I had joined a dance team, was performing at events as had begun teaching classes. It wasn’t too long after that a role become available at a dance studio and my career in dance really took on a new direction. After several years of pouring every bit of my heart and soul into the school the time came for me to make a tough decision. Whilst it is a well-known fact that a career in dancing comes with many sacrifices (all of which I had grown used to), my emotional and physical state had begun to be impacted by my workload, and so with great sadness I made the very difficult decision to leave my role and make some positive changes in my life.

Within weeks I was approached to join another top Sydney dance school to manage their studios. I was still running my own private classes on a part time basis where my passion had become helping people who were overcoming their own challenges transform themselves through dance like a caterpillar that transforms into a beautiful butterfly. At the same time, my greater vision was evolving. I knew that I wanted to do and be part of something different and so I began to refine my vision of bringing high level dancers in various styles to Sydney to help develop and grow our community.

In April 2015, I gave up my role at the school to pursue my vision and shortly after I discovered that a studio space I had taught many classes was available. Even though I had very little money and no business plan I really wanted to secure the space. Then the next day whilst at a seminar, the very famous speaker got to the point in his lecture where he began speaking about making decisions and taking immediate action. At that very moment I felt as though he was talking directly to me, as if the other 200 people in the room weren’t even there. And so, without hesitation I made the boldest move I have ever made. I made my decision and took immediate action and within 1 week I had signed a 3-year lease on our space and Connection Studios Sydney was born.

Connection Studios has now been completely transformed into 8 bright and clean studio spaces and I am absolutely delighted that the pursuit of my own personal vision and dreams has allowed all artists (both professional or amateur) to be part of our community, have a place that they can call home and pursue their dreams on their own terms.

Dream, Believe, Achieve & Inspire

Kristy Pinna
Founder & Director
Connection Studios Sydney

Lower Level Main Studio

Comfortably fits 30 people

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Studio 1

Comfortably fits over 40 people

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Available throughout the studio is approx 20 fold-out black chairs and also 3 tables

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Studio 2

Recommended for 15-40 people

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Studio 3

Fits up to 15 people comfortably

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Studio 4

 Fits approx. 6 people comfortably

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Studio 5

Fits approx. 4-6 people comfortably

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Studio 6

Fits approx. 4 people comfortably

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Lower Level Small Studio

Fits approx. 4 people comfortably

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COVID UPDATE

We are sadly currently closed

For any booking changes, please send via email ONLY to info@connectionstudios.com.au . Please mark subject as STUDIO CHANGE

Connection Studios is CLOSED until midnight Friday the 30th of July due to Corona Virus NSW regulations.

Please take care and await our return.

If you have a booking, please EMAIL me only at this time to organise refunds/reschedules… Please be patient, I am doing my best to keep up with making all these changes, I will get back to you all in due time. If you can please opt for a reschedule and keep your credit this will help immensely in this uncertain time that is already near impossible for this industry to keep up with.

Thank you all so much for your continued support and wishes.

Let us hope we can once again dance and connect again with safety soon ❤