Meet at the Barre

Break out of your old workout routine and try something classic instead. Get a ballerina's focus and grace using strength-building barre routines set to lively music. Bring your dancing shoes -- it's a full body workout! No dance experience required; wear comfortable clothing with socks or dance shoes. There are 10 spots available at the barre plus more spots off-barre for a more challenging workout.

Location

SDC Studio

Activity Level

Moderate to high intensity. Classes are made so that anyone from beginners to an experienced person can benefit from this class.

Special Requirements

Comfortable, breathable clothing with socks or dance shoes. No previous ballet experience necessary.

Fall Session 1: September 14 - October 26

No class October 26.

Day/Time

Thursday, 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Cost

Michigan Tech Student Session $25
General Public Session $35

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive punch card or an admission ticket to present to your instructor at each class.


Fall Session 2: November 2 - December 21

No class November 23.

Day/Time

Thursday, 12:00-12:50 p.m.

Cost

Michigan Tech Student Session $25
General Public Session $35

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive punch card or an admission ticket to present to your instructor at each class.


About the Instructor 

Allison Mills Allison Mills coaxed her parents into letting her take dance classes at the tender age of three. She studied classical ballet in Helena, Montana and in Minnesota's Twin Cities area, including an apprenticeship with the Continental Ballet Company and toured the Midwest for several years performing in The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Coppelia. When she left professional ballet, Allison became the youngest member at the Rosemount High School Modern Dance Company and explored other dance forms including belly dance, jazz and improvisation.

Allison has been instructing a variety of dances over the past decade and hasn't stopped performing since her first stage appearance as an itty-bitty, sequined gull in Peter Pan. She believes strongly in making dance training accessible in rural areas and that dancers of all ages can learn to connect, appreciate and take care of their bodies. Allison is also a science geek and writer (her day job) as well as a dog owner, gardener and teapot fanatic.

Email: awmills@mtu.edu