Jessa Heatherington

Rhonda’s Danceology wraps up the season with accolades

With the school year coming to a close, a lot of activity and performance centres in the community are wrapping up their season.

With the school year coming to a close, a lot of activity and performance centres in the community are wrapping up their season, with Rhonda’s Danceology being one of them.

Looking back on the past year, principal instructor and owner, Rhonda Gillrie said, “This year has been successful, I don’t even know where to begin. We have participated in a lot of events in the community – Polar Express, Dancing From the Heart fundraising, Princess Ball, besides all the adjudicating that I have done.”

Yet for Gillrie the best part of her job is to watch her dancers grow.

“When I watch their individual growth and the accomplishments of each student, I feel happy,” Gillrie added.

Danceology attended two competitions in Stettler and three in Camrose.

“We achieved the highest mark, best choreography, and adjudicators’ choice awards and won numerous full tuition scholarship to both dancer workshops and teacher workshops,” Gillrie said. “There were so many cool moments in the season, too many really!”

The choreography awards were won by all the teachers at Danceology: Miss Stephanie won it for her wee dancers; Miss Cally Strandquist for Her Hip Hop Dance, Panda; and Danceology also took top choreography at the Sparkle Camrose competition, with Miss Carla Van Oers winning the tap choreography awards for Bills, The Drive In and Centrefield.

“We have had a great time this year. A huge shout out to all my students. Am so thankful for the wonderful smiles, hard work, effort and the support that I receive from my dancers and their families,” Gillrie added. “Am grateful that I have been able to inspire and mentor so very many young people to do bigger and better things in our world.”

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