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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Dallas Summer Musicals Academy Offers Summer Camps For Young Performers

562307_10152288054446988_1112165814_nDallas Summer Musicals Academy of the Performing Arts offers two camp sessions this summer for your young performers. June 10 begins rehearsals for the first session at three locations. Park Cities campus will perform “Frog and Toad”,  Town North performs selections from “Honk“, while Frisco performs selections from “Newsies”.  After two weeks of rehearsals, performances will be held on Saturday June 22 at Hall of State in Fair Park.

Second session begins in July. Park Cities and Frisco hold a three week musical intensive program performing “Music Man, Jr.” on July 8, while Town North begins July 10 working on selections from “Music Man, Jr.“. Performances will be held at Baker theater on July 27.

Dallas Summer Musicals Academy offers the finest in performing arts education for ages 6-19. DSM Academy was founded in 1999 and operates as an affiliate of Dallas Summer Musicals in eight locations in the Dallas area. The Academy has granted over 250 need-based scholarships. Please consider a donation for scholarship purposes as well as for necessary items such as microphones, sound and lighting systems, costuming and more!

Evidence shows that arts education has a powerful effect on student achievement. When art programs are taught along with the core subjects students are more likely to be elected to class office, more likely to participate in math and science, more likely to win a school attendance award, more likely to win awards for essays or poems and more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, according to Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts, November 1998.

All performances are open to the public and free. Bring the family out to see the wonderful performances by the students of the Dallas Summer Musicals Academy!

Frisco classes
3221 Preston Rd.
Frisco, TX 75034
Ph: 972-712-6829

Park Cities classes
6000 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75205
Ph. 214-526-7293

Town North classes:
4332 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75229
Ph. 214-357-8431

COST: Camps cost from $399-$799

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