Dance Studio Combines Tradition with New Perspective
The first official full year as Rachel Peterson Dance Studios in Aberdeen starts this August. The studio resides in the former Living Arts Dance Studios on 901 South Main Street previously owned by Vicki Schnoor.
Rachel Peterson, current owner of the studio, began dancing when she was four years old at Johnny Cavelle Studios and continued dancing with Vicki at Living Arts. She bought the studio in hopes of taking the traditions of Johnny Cavelle and Living Arts and mixing it with her new vision and direction.
“I was so proud of my studio as a student, and now I am even more proud and excited to create this studio as an extension of myself, my training, and my love for dance,” Rachel said.
Rachel Peterson Dance Studios offers classical dance training for ages 3 to 18. This training offers a multitude of core styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and modern with additional class offerings of pointe, poms, character, Irish, and Pilates.
“Our syllabus is designed so that as our students are developing ability and technique, they are introduced to more and more styles of dance to build their repertoire,” Rachel said.
Dance students in Aberdeen can look forward to the studio offering new dance styles to a larger age range and summer workshops to bring in unique styles and outside experience to the dancers. // – Josie Clemens
To learn more about Rachel’s studio, visit the studio’s Facebook and Instagram page @rachelpetersondance or call 605-380-4739.