Penhold School of Dance is a NON-COMPETITIVE school that offers instruction in various disciplines such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro and hip hop without the added pressure of competition.
We are located in Penhold but cater to families from Red Deer and area
We offer classes in all formats for all ages and skill levels. Some of the disciplines we offer include ballet, tap, hip hop, acro, dance with me, combo and creative dance.
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Kirsten started dance at the age of 9 and immediately fell in love with ballet and never swayed from that passion. She studied at the Alberta Ballet School in Calgary and spent two summers at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, training in ballet, pointe, character dance, contemporary, and jazz. At the age of 19 after moving to BC, Kirsten began teaching at the Academy of Dance in Kamloops and had the wonderful opportunity to attend the teacher training course at the National Ballet School in Toronto. After teaching in BC for almost 10 yrs, she returned to Alberta and has been teaching in Red Deer and area since 2004. She feels very proud of the development of her students and the success of our school. We've seen some of our students move on to opportunities at some of Canada's best dance schools, including Royal Winnipeg Ballet and School of Alberta Ballet.
Rhonda began dancing at the age of two and has never stopped. She has studied and continues to study many styles of dance. Rhonda owns and operates the Rhonda McCulloch Danceology that began over 30 years ago. Her greatest thrill is to see the growth in self-esteem and self confidence dance brings to her students.
Rhonda is pleased to be able to provide quality dance instruction in a fun and non-threatening environment. Rhonda will be teaching Tap, Jazz, Acro and Hip Hop at Penhold School of Dance.
During her youth and teen years Angela studied and completed B.A.T.D. exams in Jazz dance and played flute. She continued her passion for music by playing and instructing flute and worked toward completing her Royal Conservatory Grade 3 History and Theory as well as Counterpoint exams finishing with Honors.
Further into adulthood Angela jumped back into dance, training for two years in both Ballet and Contemporary that included performance experience.
Angela has a passion for life-long learning and believes that everyone, and especially children, should take advantage of every opportunity to dream, explore, create and play as they learn. Nourishing children’s sense of wonder and curiosity through the Arts facilitates their natural desire to learn.
Most recently Angela has completed Preschool dance workshops and looks forward to sharing her love of dance and music with her students.
Taylor has been dancing since the age of three and has never stopped! She attended Penhold School of Dance for the majority of her dance training and attended JD’s Fabulous Feet for a season of competitive dancing as well. Taylor has had the opportunity to expand her knowledge through many summer intensives at the School of Alberta Ballet, Shelley’s Dance Company as well as Acrobatic Arts. She has completed RAD ballet exams and is trained in pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, acro and hip-hop. After graduating, she has gone on to be the choreographer for the University of Lethbridge dance team where her contemporary numbers have won multiple awards. Taylor is passionate about teaching and inspiring others through dancing and is beyond excited to return to her home studio to share this passion with her students.