Without dance, people could only hum along to the “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon to Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts in Montclair. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get 10 dance classes for adults (a $190 value).
- For $69, you get 20 dance classes for adults (a $300 value).<p>
Screen and stage star Sharron Miller enlists a buoyant troupe of instructors to lead a cavalcade of fun- and fitness-promoting dance classes for adults. Adult classes are beginner friendly unless otherwise indicated and cover styles such as tap, jazz, ballet, and theater dance, the art of waiting in lines at the theater. The academy also offers more fitness-oriented classes, such as the Latin-tinged Zumba and the Senior Exercise class. The four colorful studios are equipped with joint-saving sprung floors and mirror-lined walls that challenge students to out-dance their reflections.
Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts
Sharron Miller has devoted her life to dance. She attended the Juilliard School and worked with the director of the Garden State Ballet. After completing her training, she danced as a soloist for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and appeared in seven Broadway shows. Sharron also taught at Renaissance Middle School for 13 years, where her dance and drama program for youth was praised by the State of New Jersey. Today, as the founder of Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts, she shares the skills she acquired throughout a lifetime in the arts with students from all walks of life.
SMAPA is a not-for-profit organization that provides classes in jazz, ballet, tap, and modern dancing for students of all ages. SMAPA's skilled faculty members teach hundreds of students every year and conduct outreach to the community, engaging youth in the arts through school programs and impromptu performances in the daydreams of teenagers.