About Us

Welcome to Our Baton & Dance Classes

We’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 owns several businesses that promote the sport of baton twirling. 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 Lakeville, 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 classes 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.


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 than 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. 


Baby Ballerinas

Kids baton & dance class for ages 3-4


Dazzling Dolls

Kids baton & dance classes: ages 4-6

Shooting Stars

Kids baton & dance classes: ages 7-12

Contact Us

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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 also enjoy helping other baton teachers grow their baton programs and managing our baton manufacturing business, Kraskin  Baton.   I love 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

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson

6 years experience

My name is Ms. Nicole and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher! I grew up in Rosemount, MN and achieved my Elementary Education degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato! I am still living in Rosemount with my fiancé. I have been twirling for 17 years, all with the owner of this wonderful studio, Jacinda. I was Captain of our National teams and have now moved on to coaching and teaching baton and dance! I love spending time with family and friends, spending time outside and being active!

I am also the Director of Baton Twirling at Dance-Twirl MN and also help out with lots of other projects around the studio! I am so excited to get to you know your child and you throughout this year!

  • Baton & Dance Instructor

Aubrie Riste

Aubrie Riste

7 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