Photo by Josh Levine

Photo by Josh Levine

AT THE MILLIS DANCE THEATRE, we offer a full range of dance classes for our students. Please refer to the schedule for a complete list. The best way to select a class is to contact us directly at millisdance@gmail.com or (508) 376-8656

Attire Requirements

BALLET A traditional ballet class that focuses on age-appropriate classical technique set in an enjoyable, supportive atmosphere. Students learn graceful flow of movement, proper posture and respect for the art form. (Attire: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers)

BALLET / TUMBLE This fun class will include the very basics of ballet including graceful flow of movement and elegant positions. Portions of the class will consist of creative and imaginative elements such as dancing with ribbons, scarves, hula-hoops, etc.  Then on to tumbling fundamentals. Students will learn forward and backward rolls, beginning cartwheels and bridges. This varied and enjoyable class is taught in a positive, age-appropriate environment. (Attire: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers)

CREATIVE DANCE Children will enjoy lively music, dancing with ribbons, leaping across the dance floor with sparkle scarves, turning with colorful streamers and expressing themselves through guided dance instruction.  Beginning ballet steps will be introduced with an emphasis on fun dancing, stretching and musicality.  This is a 40 minute class and requires a guardian to be in attendance. (Attire: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers)

BALLET / TAP Forty minutes of ballet then a change of pace—twenty minutes of beginner tap rhythms, progressions across the floor and fun tap choreography. Part of the class will be creative dance such as ribbons, scarves, dress up etc. (Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes)

BALLET / JAZZ This is a perfect class for students who respect the traditional beauty of ballet but also crave the up-beat, contemporary style of jazz dance. We will focus on the graceful flow of movement and elegant positions as well as freedom of movement, flexibility and fun, funky choreography. This class is the best of both world!  (Attire: Black leotard, suntan tights, pink ballet slippers and tan jazz shoes)

BALLET / ACRO  This fun class will include the basics of classical ballet including elegant positions at the barre and beautiful choreography.  Part of the class will be creative dance such as ribbons, scarves, dress up etc.   Then on to Acro fundamentals. Acro is gymnastics for dancers. Students will be taught acrobatic gymnastic skills such as, cartwheels, round offs, front and back walkovers and bridges. This varied and enjoyable class is taught in a positive, age-appropriate environment.   Each student will be encouraged to progress at their own level and challenge themselves according to their experience and strength. (Attire: Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers)

JAZZ / ACRO This popular 1 1/2 hour class offers students a well rounded dance experience.  Students will learn Jazz and will be trained in acrobatic gymnastic skills such as, cartwheels, round offs, front and back walkovers, front and back handsprings. Acro is gymnastics for dancers. The skills dancers learn in Acro reinforces their Jazz technique with this “next level” training. Each student will be encouraged to progress at their own level and challenge themselves according to their experience and strength. (Attire: Black leotard, suntan tights, and tan jazz shoes) 

HIP HOP A popular urban-influenced dance style which encourages freedom of movement and individual expression to even the most inexperienced dance student; set to today’s current and sometimes “edgy” music. (Attire: Comfortable dance clothes, black converse sneakers)

CONTEMPORARY  This style of dance centers on a dancer's own interpretations as well as structured steps. Unlike traditional ballet, it will include movements that are more relaxed and free in feel.  The class routine will develop bodily strength and coordination. Students will grow inside as well as out. (Attire: Comfortable dance clothing of your choice and bare foot)

POINTE This class is geared to our advanced ballet students. A portion of the class will consist of supported Pointe work at the barre. It will also include unsupported technique and progressions across the floor. Teacher’s approval is required to attend. This class will be offered immediately follow ballet Fall 2019. It is not on the schedule due to invite requirement.

PLEASE NOTE: All students must pull longer hair back off of face for all classes.  Buns are requested for Ballet class.  Leotard may be any style, non baggy sweaters are permitted in cooler weather

Photo by Josh Levine