A Dance Teacher helps their students find the sun in their Heart, the Beat in their Feet, and a Passion for Life!
Miss Rhonda 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 31 years ago. She has trained dancers who are now professionally performing and/or pursuing Fine Arts Degrees or Masters in Dance. She adores seeing former students now as teachers! Beyond that, her greatest thrill is still 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.
Some highlights of Rhonda's dance career are as follows:
Holds a Dance and Dance Teaching Diploma from Grant MacEwan University
Holds a Full Membership Status in Ballet, Jazz & Tap and Associate Status in Modern and Acrobatics with the Canadian Dance Teachers' Association.
Holds Teaching Cerfification with Acrobatique and Acrobatic Arts
Is an Examiner of Ballet, Tap & Jazz Amateur and Professional levels for the CDTA.
Holds a Full membership in Highland with the Scottish Official Board.
Is familiar with RAD, Cecchetti, and Vagoniva methods and terminology
Has served on the executive of the Alberta Branch of the CDTA for the past ten years and as President for six of those. Has been the head Coordinator for the Ballet Division of the CDTA for the past seven years, and serves on the committee that created the CDTA Nationalized Syllabi. Is a former Director with the CDTA National Board.
Former Ballet rehearsal Mistress for the children's roles in Alberta Ballet's "Nutcracker"
Has performed in “hip Hop’ videos for big names
Has worked with Competitive Gymnasts, Figure Skaters and even choreographs stage shows for singing performers.
Rhonda was hired to do the choreography for the 2006 Alberta Summer Games opening ceremonies.
Artistic Director of "The Polar Express" Alberta Prairie Steam Train
Has choreographed major musicals for various community and High School programs. Her last five include:
Anne of Green Gables
The Wizard of Oz
Seussical the Musical
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Grease (William E Hay)
A Christmas Carol
For the past 9 years, Miss Rhonda taught the Dance 15, 25, 35 programs at William E. Hay High school in Stettler. She was excited and pleased to be able to offer dance to students right in the public-school setting. Sadly the School division has chosen to discontinue offering this course to it's students
Miss Rhonda is the Artistic Director for the “Polar Express” for Alberta Prairie Steam Trains. She and her team of 75 performers each train run served and entertained over 2500 passengers Bringing a true sense of Christmas to all.
Many of Miss Rhonda's former students have continued to dance and are now teaching themselves, many others still dance for the love of it!
Miss Rhonda continues to study and train in order to stay Current new developments in technical execution of movements, the safe and proper training of dancers and the physiology of teaching young people. She loves to teach and feels that every child deserves the right to dance and feel good about themselves through movement and music. She also believes that all children deserve the right to proper, ethical and safe dance instruction. She looks forward to sharing ideas and knowledge with dancers and their instructors and learning from them as well.
Miss Rhonda has been married to Hal for 29 years and is the proud mother of two wonderful adult children, Hailey & Tyler.