Private Dance Lessons

Whether you want to develop your artistry or fine-tune your technique, working one-on-one with a teacher can help take your dancing to the next level.

We offer private dance lessons both in person and via Zoom. Choose from 30-60 minute lessons that cater to the specific needs of your dancer.

Send an email to producer@paacolorado.org to inquire about rates and reserve your lesson time.

Private Lesson Policies and Agreements

Thank you for enrolling your student in private lessons with PAA! We are excited to have the opportunity to provide this individualized instruction to your performer. Please review the policies listed below to help all of your lessons run smoothly.


Lesson Plans and Curriculum

Each student will discuss their goals with their private lesson teacher so that the instructor can tailor lessons to meet their specific needs and interests. The more you tell us, the better your lessons will be! Please take time with your student before your lessons begin to discuss what they hope to get out of this time. If your goals change, or you have things to add as the semester progresses, please don’t hesitate to communicate that with your teacher. If the parent has any questions or concerns about what is being taught, please email Sam – producer@paacolorado.org and we will be happy to give you as much information as possible.


Lateness and Cancelled Lesson Fees

It is the responsibility of the parent and student to arrive at their lessons on time. Refunds will not be given for starting a lesson late unless it is at the fault of the teacher. If the instructor is running late, then the time will either be added to the end of that day’s lesson, or applied to a later lesson when it is convenient for the family. If you will be more than 10 minutes late to your lesson, please let Sam, producer@paacolorado.org or 303-900-7041, know as soon as possible.
Lessons may be cancelled 24 hours in advance with no fees, but in respect to our instructors, lessons cancelled after 9am the day of the lesson will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee, and lessons cancelled 2 hours before or no-show lessons will be charged in full.


Covid-19 Policy

Lessons will be in person unless specified by the family or if the present Covid-19 situation causes us to be unable to gather. If we are unable to meet in person, the Registrar & Site Manager will contact you with as much notice as possible and you will have the option to move your lesson to Zoom, or to cancel it with no charge. Moving your lesson to Zoom is always available to you as long as proper notice is given as stated in the cancellation policy.

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John Boggs

John Boggs is a pianist, composer and vocalist based currently in Thornton, Colorado. He holds a DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado Boulder, a M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.F.A. from Bard College. Previous piano instructors include German Diez and MaryAnn Griebling. He taught students of all ages and experience during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

At Bard College he studied voice with tenor Rufus Müller. He has sung such roles as Jamie in The Last Five Years, The Lecturer in Reefer Madness, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. He teaches repertoire in the genres of musical theater, art song, pop and opera. He currently is a Choral Pro for both the Ars Nova singers and the St. John’s Episcopal Compline Choir. In 2016, John co-founded Renaissance and Contemporary a cappella group, Solis, to promote new works from local and national composers.

His music direction includes Pippin and Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Bard Musical Theater Company. In 2017 he music directed Centerstage Theater Company’s production of Godspell, and most recently their 2021 production of Theory of Relativity.

He has had composition premiers by such groups as the American Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir, DaCapo Chamber Players, Ars Nova Singers, the Columbine Chorale, 303 Children’s Choir (now Vocal Coalition), the Chamber Music Society of Ohio, and new music ensemble Contemporaneous. He is the co-founder/co-writer as well as the keyboardist and vocalist for experimental rock band Fifth Veil, and is delving into the world of film and interactive game scoring.

He also has experience teaching students with developmental disabilities. He provided accompaniment for Tapestry Theater’s productions of Elf, School House Rocks and Shrek Jr. He was previously employed with Imagine’s CORE day program, where he instructed group music classes using midi over wifi to create the feeling of being in a band and orchestra.



Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!


McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.