Meet at the Barre

Barre will return Fall 2017.

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. Class is limited to 10 participants.

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.


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.

Belly dance especially stole her heart and feet when she began studying Raqs Sharqi. Allison's belly dance training is mostly in cabaret styles (Egyptian and a hint of Turkish) though she's dabbled in American fusion styles as well.

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