Miller's Dance Studio



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Course Descriptions

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ADULT CLASSES ADVANCED CHILDREN’S DANCE ALL BOYS CLASSES
APPRENTICE BALLET BALLET REPERTORY AND PARTNERING
BALLROOM BEGINNING CHILDREN’S DANCE COMPANY BALLET
ELITE HIP HOP STREET DANCE INTERMEDIATE CHILDREN’S DANCE
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED IRISH STEP DANCE JAZZ
KINDERGARTEN COMBO DANCE LYRICAL DANCE MODERN
MOMMY & ME AND MILLER’S MUNCHKINS MUSICAL THEATER NOVICE
PILATES POMS PRE-SCHOOL 3-4 YEARS
PRE-TEEN BEGINNING PREMIER/INTERMEDIATE PRESCHOOL BALLET/TUMBLING
TAP TEEN DANCE TINY JAZZ OLDER
TINY JAZZ YOUNGER TURNS AND LEAPS ZUMBA


Adult

Adult Classes

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Course Description:
Calling all Ladies and Gents… you’ve done for your kids all day long. Now do something FUN for yourself! Exercise, meet new friends, and laugh! These are only some of the reasons you should enroll in our Adult Dance Program. We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop with performance opportunities, too. So dust off your dancing shoes and come join us!

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ACD

Advanced Children’s Dance

Prerequisite:
7 to 9 years old. At least 3 1/2 to 5 years of dance. Must be in at least 2nd grade. Must have at least 2 years of tap experience.

Course Description:
This is a 1 1/2 hr. class including ballet, jazz, and tap in a combination. A more disciplined class to gently start preparing them for separate class or performing group. Continuation of skills in ballet and tap are taught as well as basic beginning skills in jazz. Routines in ballet, tap and jazz are performed in the spring recital. Students continue to take a more mature and disciplined attitude toward their dance. This is a faster moving class with emphasis on progressing to the next level, which is separate classes and performing group.

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Boys

All Boys Classes

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Course Description:
Intended for our male students only, this class covers the technique of jazz dancing, the style of hip hop, and the rhythm of tap. It is a positive environment for boys to explore and pursue a basic interest in dance.

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Level1

Apprentice

Prerequisite:
9 to 11 years old. Previous combination class training.

Course Description:
This is designed for the more serious student that will want to go on pointe (toe dancing) eventually. These are separate classes offered in ballet, tap, and jazz. This requires two nights per week with a 1 hr. ballet class on one day and jazz/ tap in a 1 1/2 hr. combined class. Students may choose to only do one subject at this level or continue in all three. Students must have at least combination experience. This is usually started at the age of 9-10 years of age. Children will have the opportunity to be in the Fall Ballet each year and can try out for special parts in the spring recital. This should be considered a year-round program. Children should try to keep their technique strong by doing at least six weeks or a ballet workshop during the summer months.

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Ballet

Ballet

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Course Description:
Ballet is the “backbone” of all dance training. In ballet the student will learn grace, elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, stamina, and endurance. We strongly feel that ballet is the most important dance form that a child or adult can study. We offer Ballet for all ages and abilities. We produce a Fall Ballet such as “The Nutcracker” and various other classical ballets each year for the performing group classes. All students that wish to participate are eligible as long as they meet the minimum class requirements over the summer.

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Ballet Repertory and Partnering

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Course Description:
Focus for the more serious Ballet students. Classical variations are taught along with preparations for auditions including the Denver Ballet Guild. Continuing advanced education for the serious Ballet student. Pas de deux work is introduced and perfected.

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Ballroom

Ballroom

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Course Description:
Enjoy learning the Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, County, Latin (Samba, Tango, Rumba). No Contracts. Must have own partner. Couples or groups. Specializes in wedding preparation. Call Darline Miller @ 303-353-2789.

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BCD

Beginning Children’s Dance

Prerequisite:
6 to 7 1/2 years old. At least 1 year Kindergarten dance or beginner. Must be in 1st or 2nd grade.

Course Description:
This is a one-hour class for 5 to 7 years of age including ballet, tap and tumbling in a combination. Basic skills in ballet and tap are covered. Simple routines in both ballet and tap are taught for the spring recital. If your child took Kindergarten Dance last season or they are new to dance and 5 to 7 yrs. of age, they should sign up for BCD this fall.

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Company Ballet

Prerequisite:
TDF Member

Course Description:
Competition Group class.

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Level7-8

Elite

Prerequisite:
Advanced level/strong pointe work required.

Course Description:
Usually by this level children have reached an advanced level. Children need to be taking 2-3 ballet classes per week. One class in technique, pointe, repertory and they may also take the partnering class offered. Jazz and tap are also offered at this level. These students are offered main lead roles in both the Fall Ballet and the Spring Recital. Students need to be year-round and continue their studies in the summer.

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Hiphop

Hip Hop Street Dance

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Course Description:
Hip Hop is designed to help the dancer loosen up, gain rhythm, and have fun in an aerobic workout. Moves from MTV and other videos on TV with popular artists will be taught. This is a great way to get a good workout, have fun and gain confidence. This is an extra class that should be taken along with regular technique classes. It is not designed for the serious trained students as a main class.

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ICD

Intermediate Children’s Dance

Prerequisite:
6 to 8 years old. At least 1 1/2 to 3 years of dance. Must be in at least in 1st grade.

Course Description:
This is a one-hour class for 6-8 years of age including ballet, tap, tumbling and jazz in a combination. A continuation of skills in both ballet and tap are taught. Tumbling and basic introduction to jazz are alternated. Routines in ballet and tap become more complex for the spring recital as their skills progress. Jazz is not performed in this level. The students continue to master and fine-tune their basics. Children should have had 1 1/2 to 3 years of dance before they enroll in this class. They should also be in at least 1st grade.

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Level5-6

Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite:
Intermediate level/pointe work.

Course Description:
Usually by this level children will begin pointe work. Children need to be in an intermediate level working 2-3 classes per week in ballet. One class should be a pointe class and the others technique and/or repertory. Jazz and tap are offered back to back. Children will be offered demi-soloist roles in the Fall Ballet and more featured parts in the spring recital. Students should dance at least 15 ballet classes in the summer or 2 ballet workshops to maintain growth and be eligible for the Fall Ballet. Students should also continue in their jazz and tap program if they continue in all subjects.

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Irish

Irish Step Dance

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Course Description:
Irish Step is both taught in soft shoe and hard shoe. Students will learn the folk dance of the Irish as seen in “Riverdance.”

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Jazz

Jazz

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Course Description:
Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretch, turning, leaping and technical steps are taught in this class.

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Combo Dance

Prerequisite:
4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years old. At least 1 year of Preschool or Kindergarten Dance, or a Beginner that is at least 5 years old.

Course Description:
This is a one-hour class for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years of age combining ballet, tap and tumbling in a combination. Basic listening skills and following directions are emphasized while learning the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. Simple routines in both ballet and tap are taught for the spring recital. If your child took Preschool Dance last season, they should sign up for Kind. Dance this fall unless they are still 3 yrs. of age then they should stay in Preschool Dance.

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Lyrical

Lyrical Dance

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Course Description:
Lyrical is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is recommended along with lyrical to build in technique.

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Modern

Modern

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Course Description:
This style teaches the body to move as an expressive tool; body/spatial/sensory awareness, structures and alignment, stage presence and gesture.

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Mommy Munchkins

Mommy & Me and Miller’s Munchkins

Prerequisite:
Ages 18mo - 3 year olds.

Course Description:
An introduction to dance for our very youngest dancers. Ages 18mos. - 3 year olds are invited to attend a 6 weeks session of “Mommy & Me” and “Miller’s Munchkins”. These classes are structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers. This program is an excellent introduction to the world of dance. No registration fee required for these classes only.

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Musicaltheater

Musical Theater

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Course Description:
A fun class for all ages! Students learn basic theatrical, vocal and dance skills through skits, songs, and games.

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Level2

Novice

Prerequisite:
10 to 13 years old. Separate Classes.

Course Description:
This is a continuation of separate classes. Children should be taking two ballet classes to build strength and continue in their technique training. This requires two nights per week with a jazz and tap class offered with each ballet class back to back. Fall Ballet performances and special parts for the spring recital are available for this level. Students should dance at least 12 ballet classes in the summer or 2 ballet workshops to maintain growth and be eligible for the Fall Ballet.

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Pilates

Pilates

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Course Description:
Pilates is an exercise and physical rehabilitation technique created as a series of controlled movements requiring focus and concentration to develop flexibility, balance and strength without bulk. The Pilates method emphasizes “centering,” or the abdominal and torso area, balance and breathing to create good posture and protect against injury.

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Pom Pons

Poms

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Course Description:
A high-intensity jazz/poms class with a focus on choreography, technique, and performance styles. Choreography integrates the use of poms and props. This is a great class for cheerleaders and future pom hopefuls. Get prepared for auditions NOW!

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Preschool

Pre-School 3-4 Years

Prerequisite:
New 3-4 years old.

Course Description:
45-minute pre-ballet program. We develop an enjoyment of music and movement as well as a positive self-image as primary goals. Basic ballet terms and steps are taught along with tumbling skills. Simple routines in song and dance are performed in the spring recital.

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Preteen

Pre-Teen Beginning

Prerequisite:
8 to 11 years old. Beginner. Must be in at least 3rd grade.

Course Description:
This is a one-hour class combining ballet, tap, and jazz in combination. This is for the new older student age 8-11yrs. at least 3rd grade that has had little or no previous training in dance. Basics in all areas are taught and performed in the spring recital. This gives the student a chance to be introduced to the different forms of dance so that they can either continue in all subjects or choose which style they wish to continue to study for the next year.

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Level3-4

Premier/Intermediate

Prerequisite:
10 to 14 years old. Multiple level 1and 2 Separate Classes. Ready for pre-pointe work.

Course Description:
These classes are designed to prepare the student for pointe work. They need to take at least two ballet classes per week with one being a technique and one a pre-pointe class. Jazz and Tap are offered back to back. Requirements for summer are 12 ballet classes or 2 workshops to be eligible for the Fall Ballet. Jazz and Tap are strongly suggested to achieve a more advanced level if they continue to study all styles of dance.

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Preschool Ballet/Tumbling

Prerequisite:
3-4 years old.

Course Description:
45-minute pre-ballet program. We develop an enjoyment of music and movement as well as a positive self-image as primary goals. Basic ballet terms and steps are taught along with tumbling skills.

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Tap

Tap

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Course Description:
Tap is one of the oldest dance forms in this country. Students are taught rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination done to various types of music. We teach all types of tap from standard basics like “Singing in the Rain” to funky rhythm tap as seen in “Bring In Da Noise.” Students will receive well-rounded knowledge of all types of tap.

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Teen Dance

Prerequisite:
Ages 12 and up, at least 4th grade.

Course Description:
This may combine ballet, tap, and jazz in combination. This is for the new older student age 12 and up, at least 4th grade that has had little or no previous training in dance. Basics in all areas are taught and performed in the spring recital. This gives the student a chance to be introduced to the different forms of dance so that they can either continue in all subjects or choose which style they wish to continue to study for the next year.

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Tiny Jazz Older

Prerequisite:
5-8 years old.

Course Description:
This is a 45 min. class designed for the 5-8 yr olds that want to add technical jazz to their curriculum of ballet and tap. It is recommended to take a combination class with this class. The young competition company children should consider taking this class along with their regular level class. This also for the students that have taken Tiny Jazz for more than one year.

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Tiny Jazz Younger

Prerequisite:
3-5 years old. beginner

Course Description:
This 45 min. class is designed for the 3-5yr olds that want to explore funky movement, jazz and hip-hop. There will also be emphasis on gross motor and free style movement. This class should be in addition to their regular pre-ballet or ballet and tap combination classes. This is a fun and exciting class addition to their regular classes.

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Turns-leaps

Turns and Leaps

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Course Description:
This is a class designed specifically for the serious dancer who wishes to perfect and refine their skills of turning, jumping, and leaping. These classes are taught with an emphasis on technique and correct body placement. They are taught in a progressive manner beginning with the basics and advancing to high level skills and combinations of those skills.

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Zumba

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Course Description:
A Zumba workout mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, and calypso and Salsaton. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart.