About Us

Welcome to Our Studio

AboutMainWe’re teachers that believe in the potential of every child.
Children are amazing people with hearts of gold and their willingness to learn and try new things makes them even more special.

So, no matter the goal – big or small – our team of dedicated professional are here to help you and your child to achieve your goals.

Dance-Twirl Minnesota was Created to Make Little Dreams Become Big Accomplishments.

One of our favorite success stories is about the sweetest little girl that signed for a class because her mom just wanted her to do some activity – any activity!~

This young girl was so shy she spent her first few classes on her mom’s lap. She was learning but she just wasn’t ready to participate in class. Every week, I greeted her and gradually she learned that I was one of her #1 fans.

This young lady slowly outgrew her shyness and became one of our most accomplished performers. She has won State and National titles, is a successful student and great employee.  This young lady is now the Feature Twirler at Mankato State University and is one of the nicest, most inspiring people you will meet.

Jacinda is a qualified teacher with an M.S. in Organization and Management and B. S. in Family Studies.

As a teacher, Jacinda has taught thousands of children and has conducted many events such as local performances and competitions.

Jacinda is a highly regarded faculty member at a local college and continues to teach business courses. She values her time with her family and enjoys doing many activities like scrapbooking and reading.

More than anything, Jacinda is passionate about giving children a lifetime of memories that will help them in their journey to be successful adults.

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Studio Info

Dance-Twirl Minnesota, with headquarters located in Eagan, MN and learning sites in Hastings, Minneapolis and Shakopee, offers a friendly, supportive and inspiring environment for children and parents. Our beautiful students love to come to our classes to learn from our energetic instructors that inspire them to reach for the stars.

Parents love our studio for the welcoming and friendly community, the unlimited opportunities for connecting with fellow families and seeing their child jump for joy as they finish one of many beautiful performances throughout the year.   From our Baby Ballerinas class to our National Championship teams, we believe that every child is an extraordinary individual. 

Performances

You will see your child’s confidence soar as they perform with throughout the year. Whether your child is timid or a “ham” on stage, performance opportunities with supportive and caring instructors provide students with the tools to gain confidence in themselves, learn new presentation and showmanship skills for their future academic and performance classes and to show the world what they have accomplished.  Below are several venues where our students perform:
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Lynx
Eagan 4th of July Parade
Rosemount Leprechaun Days Parade
State Fair Parade
Mid Year Recital
Annual Recital
Triple S Dance Competition (for competition teams)
NBTA Baton Twirling Competition (for competition teams)
Eagan Art Festival

Class Size

There’s nothing more important to you that making sure that your child receives the attention and encouragement that they deserve and small class sizes guarantee that a strong connection is built between your instructor and your beautiful child.

Baby Ballerina classes have a maximum of 8 students.
Dancing Dolls classes have a maximum of 8 students.

Dazzling Dancers have a maximum of 10 students. 

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Baby Ballerinas

Kids dance class for ages 2-3

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Dazzling Dolls

Kids baton & dance classes: ages 4-6

Shooting Stars

Kids baton & dance classes: ages 7-12

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Our Instructors

Jacinda Miller

Jacinda Miller

25 years experience


I have been teaching for over 15 years. I have also enjoyed a career in higher education, working at several local colleges in the Admission, Student Service Department, and as an instructor. I continue to teach classes at the college level while teaching children this great sport! I have coached thousands of children to improve their twirling skills as well as their confidence, self-esteem, and physical fitness. In 2002, I began the Minnesota Magic Competitive Teams. Our twirlers are improving every day and you should look for them to perform around our community! Many of our twirlers have won State, Regional and National Titles. It is my greatest accomplishment to see my students achieve their goals!

  • Owner & Instructor

Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

10 years experience


Jennie graduated with at B.A. in Theater/Dance and Biology from Luther College in 2010. While at
Luther she was able to intensely study contact improvisation with Jane Hawley and Amanda
Hamp. Jennie trained for many years in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, musical theater, and pointe in a studio in the Twin Cities. There she learned to have a love for all dance and furthered her training in ballroom, latin, and swing dancing. Jennie is very excited to be able to teach and inspire the dancers who share a passion in such an amazing art form.

  • Director of Dance & Instructor

Molly Smith

Molly Smith

2 years experience

Hi, I’m Molly! I am formally trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern and contemporary. I moved here from Illinois in 2013 from a little town called Genoa, IL. There, I was a company member from age eleven to twenty. I was honored to dance as Clara during my first year as a company member and The Snow Queen in The Nutcracker for two years following. I danced as the evil Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, as well as an evil Stepsister in Cinderella! If I am not at the studio, you can find me at the University of Minnesota where I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences!

When I reflect back on my former years as a ballerina, it was the instructors who got me to where I needed to be in order to audition and then perform the best that I could when stage-time arrived. I am so honored to be able to do the same for our dance students. Structure, balance and joy are the three grounds of foundation that I like to build and rely on for my classes. There is nothing like doing what you love, and I am so excited to be a part of Dance-Twirl Minnesota!

  • Dance Instructor

Aubrie Riste

Aubrie Riste

5 years experience


I started twirling baton when I was seven years old. I went on to join a competitive baton team where I twirled for over 14 years, ten of which my team attended the national competition held at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. I have won many state and national titles both individually and with my team. I look forward to dancing and twirling with you soon!

  • Baton & Dance Instructor