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About Us

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A Time to Dance

Meet our Faculty

Mrs. Elizabeth

Studio Owner/ Instructor


     Elizabeth is a 2007 graduate of Greene County Tech High School and a 2010 honor graduate of Black River Technical College. She has an associate of arts degree in education. Elizabeth has worked as an instructor at both the Performing Arts Academy and Tabatha's Dance Company in Paragould, AR. 

     Elizabeth is a certified instructor through the Southern Association of Dance Masters and has over a decade of dance teaching experience. As a student for seven years at the Performing Arts Academy, Elizabeth was instructed by Heather Claude and Ray Lynn Green in ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, acrobatics, tap, and modern dance technique. She also attended summer workshops taught by master instructors, Kameron Walters, Ilka Doubek, Annie Day, Marcus Alford, and Leslie Jordan college, Elizabeth trained in tap at Arkansas State University and ballet at Belhaven University. 

Most recently she has received instruction at the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School, the Southern Association of Dance Masters and at the MusicWorks Teacher Connection.

     Elizabeth has won over seventy dance awards at regional and national dance competitions. She also won the title of Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas 2006, competing with a pointe solo she choreographed. As Miss Teen Northeast Arkansas, Elizabeth was an advocate for the performing arts visiting with the Civitan and Rotary Clubs as well as visiting with elementary school children teaching them dance basics.

     Elizabeth was a member of the Mid-South Ballet Theatre for seven years where she danced in the annual presentation of the Nutcracker. She also danced in the Peter and the Wolf ballet accompanied by the Delta Symphony Orchestra in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

     While in high school, Elizabeth choreographed many dance numbers for the school's musicals and received the departmental award in theater her senior year.

     Elizabeth is a former Greene County Fine Arts Council (GCFAC) board member. She was the assistant choreographer for the GCFAC productions of Beauty and the Beast and Wizard of Oz. She was also the choreographer for the GCFAC production of Fiddler on the Roof.

     Elizabeth's husband is Bryan Miller and they are both members of Bible Baptist Church in Paragould, AR. In September of 2017 the couple welcomed their first child David into the world.


Mrs. Melissa

Tap Instructor


     Melissa is a 1992 graduate of McCrory High School and a 2013 graduate of Arkansas State University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters in Environmental, Safety and Health Management.

     To overcome being incredibly shy, Melissa began studying dance at the age of three in Hazen, AR. 

     At the age of six her family moved to Texas and Melissa began classes at Doris Rouse's School of Dance. There she learned tap, ballet, jazz and baton twirling. She competed with Mrs. Rouse's Drill Team the Lone Star Starettes and her dance teams for six years working her way up from 2nd Lieutenant to Head Lieutenant. She also won several solo and group competitions all over Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. 

     When the family moved back to Arkansas, Melissa began studying under Carma Jean Reeves in Augusta, AR at Reeves Dance Studio. There she continued her dance training in tap, ballet, pointe and jazz. In her last two years of high school, Melissa worked at the dance studio as Mrs. Reeves's student teacher. Her senior year she won her local and county talent competitions and competed in the Arkansas State Fair with a tap routine she co-choreographed taking home 1st Runner up.  Following high school Melissa owned her own studio in Brinkley, AR for four years, where she taught tap, ballet and jazz. 

     Melissa lives in Brookland with her husband Chris and her youngest son Austin. Melissa also has two older children, Trevor who lives in Cleveland, OH and Brittany who lives in McCrory, AR.

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Miss Lauren

Ballet Instructor

     Miss Lauren was raised in Covington Indiana until her family moved to Missouri when she was eight years old. In her teen years, Lauren’s sister, Allie, joined a jazz class at A Time to Dance and Lauren decided to join as well, to be with her sister. Lauren ended up loving the experience, but when scheduling conflicts pulled her away from dance, she was unable to take another class for years.

     Fast forward to 18 years old. Lauren decided to try ballet at A Time to Dance and fell completely in love. She eventually added jazz, and worked hard until she felt she was ready for a performance team. Three years later she is a member of the Diamond team. She dances in the styles of jazz, ballet, and lyrical with the team and was cast in a prominent role as one of Noah’s son’s wives in Noah’s Ark the Ballet for the past two summers.

     After helping assist in the summer ballet she was excited and jumped at the chance to teach her own classes this year.

     She wants everyone to know that it’s never too late to start doing something you love, and she is grateful that she now gets to help students to love it as well.

 

      

 

Mrs. Cadence 

Creative Movement and Jazz Instructor 

 

     Cadence was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, where she began dance at age 3.

     In 5th grade she joined the CanDance Studio Company Performance team. When on the performance team she

was blessed with the experience to compete and perform at professional arena football games, basketball games, and

many other local town events.  

     During her time on the Company dance team she performed multiple years at Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California.

     In high school,  she was part of the advanced company

team as well as Varsity Pom at American Leadership

Academy in Gilbert AZ. Through advanced dance she

gained knowledge and skill to teach fellow classmates choreography to be showcased during the end of year

recital. 

     While on the Varsity Pom team, Cadence and  her fellow teammates, coached little girls 3rd-6th grade, teaching

them chants, stunts, and a short dance routine that was then performed as a Highschool football halftime routine.

     In 2021 her family moved to Paragould, AR where she became homeschooled and Graduated with NEACHA. 

     She was recently married, and she and her husband are actively involved in their church. 

        

        

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Our Staff

Elizabeth Miller

Owner/Dance Instructor

Linda Davis

Office Assistant/Front Desk Manager

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