Welcome to

Training Club

at The Dance Artist Prep

Meet The Training Club Team

Preston Miller &

Jacqueline Green Miller

Directors

We grew up in the dance industry, going from local studios and performing arts high schools to the biggest stages in the world. Jacqueline's path led her to become a Principal Dancer with Alvin Ailey, guest artist with Royal Ballet, and a sought-after model for esteemed fashion brands, while Preston emerged as the coach for Principal Ballerinas, actresses, and athletes.


At Training Club, we're on a mission to create the culture needed at the next level. Whether going to college, joining a company, or simply training, the goal isn't just to succeed, but to thrive. We're thrilled to have you join us on the journey! 

Luciana Paris, Ballet Coach

American Ballet Theater

Anne Passero, Graham Coach

Martha Graham Company

Chris McDaniel, Ballet Coach

School of American Ballet (SAB)

Courtney Spears, Horton Coach

Alvin Ailey, Juilliard

Anne Souder, Graham Coach

Martha Graham Company

Nardia Boodoo, Ballet Coach

Washington Ballet

Norma Pera, Ballet Coach

Baltimore School for the Arts

Bradley Shelver, Horton Coach

Ailey, Joffrey, Big Muddy, etc.

and more...

Expert Coaching: Daily, Live, Virtual


More than ballet, modern, and technique training, Training Club's daily coaching sessions bring expert level consistency to your week. Our coaches don't just show you what's needed at your next level, they condition you for it. Classes are held Monday - Thursday.


Training Weekends: In-Person Training Sessions


The daily standard is high when you have big dreams, and our Training Weekends are designed to teach dancers how to realize that standard for themselves. Our Directors bring an old-school commitment to the fundamentals with a modern day athletic and artistic excellence, all in time for school on Monday.


In-Person Training Sessions are an exclusive add-on available to Training Club members only at an additional cost. 


For a full list of In-Person Training Weekends see dates listed below. For pricing info, please refer to FAQ below.


2024 Training Weekends (Spring Semester)

January 3rd - 6th (Winter Workshop) 

February 16th - 19th (Presidents' Day)

March 8th - 10th

March 22nd - 24th

April 26th - 28th (College Signing Day)

May 17th - 19th

Sample In-Person Schedule

Friday

Welcome/Contemporary

7:30pm - 9pm cst

Saturday

Athletic Training Session 

(ballet, Horton, Graham)

11am - 2pm cst

Contemporary & Choreography

2:30pm - 4pm cst

Sunday

Technique Warmup

10am - 11am cst

Artistry & Performance 1

11am - 12:30pm cst

Artistry & Performance 2

1pm - 3pm cst

Monday (holidays only)

Ballet

10am - 12:45pm cst

Artistry & Performance 3

1:15pm - 3pm cst


Dance Parent Club

The Dance Parent Club at TDA Prep gives parents access to both live and pre-recorded content providing customized coaching through bi-weekly Dance Parent Masterclasses, College Resources, and more. At Training Club, we believe that supporting student dancers is only half of the job, making the Dance Parent Club the secret weapon for our dance families.

and more!


Pricing for Training Club

APPRENTIces

Support for your journey!

$

250

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • Add-Ons Available

Apprentices are committed to a rigorous studio/dance life and want to supplement their training with a secret weapon. The Apprentice Program is designed to keep things headed towards your dancer's specific goals with flexibility.

TRAINEES

Customize your journey!

$

625

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • Monthly Private Lesson (1 hr)
  • One-on-One Director Check-Ins (4x throughout the year)
  • Add-Ons Available

Trainees look to TDA Prep to serve as a key foundation to their training. If you're not yet a senior in high school, this is the program that allows us to work together the most. Trainees receive a deeper customization towards goals through Private Lessons and Director Check-Ins.

GRADUATES

Start your career!

$

225

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • One-on-One Director Check-Ins (4x throughout the year)
  • Add-Ons Available

Graduates must have graduated high school. Graduates at TDA Prep are pursuing professional experience and receive coaching, training, and guidance towards beginning and continuing their careers in dance.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Virtual Curriculum?

The training program that adds a high level, real-world preparation for dance artists no matter where you're located. These LIVE virtual classes are designed specifically to transform your body into an instrument as you go through your daily schedule, preparing you for performances, college auditions, and a career in the arts.

Classes are optional but the more you attend, the more we can customize for you! Classes are held LIVE and RECORDED for your convenience.

Technique Conditioning Sessions are weekly virtual training sessions with our Directors. These intense 1.5 hr workouts allow us to deliver you customized feedback. Technique Conditioning Sessions take place on Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm EST (3x per month). 

Expert Training Sessions are weekly virtual training and coaching sessions with experts of Ballet, Horton, and Graham modern techniques. Consider these classes your expert tutors for the parts of dance that can make a big difference to your longterm journey. Expert Training Sessions take place Tuesday - Thursday from 7:00pm-8:00pm EST (3x per month).

What Add-Ons are available?

As a valued member of Training Club, you gain access to a range of exclusive add-ons that can be incorporated into your training experience at an additional cost. These add-ons are designed to enhance your skills and provide personalized learning opportunities throughout the school year. The following add-ons are available for you to choose from:

  • In-Person Training Weekends
  • Private Lessons 
  • Solo/Choreography

Please view the FAQs below regarding private lessons, in-person training, and choreography to learn more.

How can I train In-Person?

In-Person Training Sessions are 3-4 day weekends held twice a month at The Shed, the TDA Prep training facility located 30 min outside of Chicago, IL. In-Person Training Sessions are an exclusive add-on available to Training Club members only. The weekends are designed for easy travel in and out, welcoming dancers from around the country into a community of dedicated student dance-artists. Our Directors design and teach these sessions to transform how dancers view themselves as artists with Ballet, Graham, and Horton techniques. These intense days focus on athleticism, artistry, and forming strong habits ensuring high-level customization by welcoming only 10 dancers per weekend

One In-Person Training Session Pass: $500/dancer

*Spring Semester Unlimited Pass: $2,000/dancer

*Dancer is able to attend every In-Person Training weekend for Spring Semester (Jan-May).


Sample In-Person Training Session Schedule

FRIDAY

7:30pm - 9pm

Welcome Class

Scheduled to allow dancers time to travel and settle with a class before the grind begins.

SATURDAY

11am - 4pm

Athleticism DAY

Saturday has an intense 3 hour training session followed by a choreography and performance session designed to push stamina and reveal habits.

SUNDAY

10am - 3pm

artistry DAY

Sunday is all about artistry as dancers train for 2 hours before performance Study for the rest of the day.

Can I SCHEDULE Private Lessons?

Yes. Private lessons with our Directors are available both In-Person and Virtually exclusively for members of Training Club. Trainees receive one private lesson per month, while all others have the ability to schedule single or multiple sessions as a Training Club add-on through our online booking platform. Our private lessons are intense one or two hour sessions and will be a clear game-changer towards athletic and artistic goals.

Single Private Lesson (1 hr): $200

*Two Private Lessons (2 hrs): $350

*Can be scheduled as two 1-hour privates or one 2-hour private.

What's a Director Check-In?

These private conferences between families and TDA Prep Directors bring a confidence and clear direction to a dancer's journey. We'll help you establish goals and a clear path forward based on what you have access to at home. After our initial deep dive, we'll check-in throughout the semester to help keep things on track. Director Check-In meetings typically last up to 1 hour. 

What is THE Dance Parent Club?

Dance Parents get the ultimate support in the Dance Parent Club. Members of the DPC get to attend exclusive Dance Parent Masterclasses with special guest held monthly throughout the year. Previous workshop topics included summer intensives, training strategies, agents, and how commercial projects are made. 

Where is TDA Prep's studio located?

Our training facility The Shed, is located in the West Suburbs of Chicago, IL. Driving distance from both O'Hare and Midway Airports, The Shed is comfortably situated in a large hotel and corporate housing market making weekend trips for In-Person Training easy and convenient.

The Shed

458 Randy Rd.

Carol Stream, IL 60188

Is choreography available for my dancer?

Yes. Whether for college auditions, conventions, or performances, solo choreography is available for any members of Training Club as an additional add-on.

If you are interested in having a solo choreographed, please contact our School Administrator, Heath at heath@tdaprep.com for pricing information.