Rachel McLeod MBed, RAD RTS, ATOD Affil.
Rachel began dancing at the age of three and was taught by Cheryl Bradley in Adelaide. Rachel studied RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) classical, CSTD (Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance) tap and jazz, contemporary, drama and musical theatre. At the age of 16 Rachel moved to Melbourne to study dance (performing arts) full time at Dance World Studios.
Rachel returned to Adelaide when she was 20 and began teaching jazz and tap for Terry Simpson. Under Ms Simpson’s tutelage she gained her RAD teaching qualifications and went on to teach classical ballet, SACE jazz and tap for Ms Simpson. During this time she also taught for Jayson Smart at his Murray Bridge and Morphett Vale studios. There Rachel taught RAD classical, tap and jazz to students aged 3 to adult.
In 2009 Rachel gained her Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary) through the University of South Australia – Magill.
Rachel has over 15 years dance teaching experience and established Rachel McLeod Dance Studios in January 2013. The studio offers a full range of genres, taught within our fully equipped dance studio.
Rachel is married to Glenn and has four wonderful children Eli, Clara, Asher and Hazel.
Through my teaching I aim to provide children with the chance to explore their creativity and imagination through movement and the magic of dance. Children who attend my dance classes are given the chance to experience the joy which dance and performing can bring.
Classical ballet provides an important foundation for all types of dance. Children are taught correct technique from the beginning and may build on this in other genres of dance. An integral part of dance is discipline. I believe the self discipline children learn from dance benefits them in all facets of their childhood and beyond.
Teacher Development Program
The Teacher Development Program allows selected students the opportunity to learn how to teach dance classes. Students with great interest, commitment and passion for dance assist the main teacher (this is how I first started teaching at 11 years old). They will observe and learn various teaching methods, techniques and dance theory. Currently, Miss Dana Hansen assits with all Fairies & Elves and Primary Ballet classes.
My daughter wishes she could come every day. Thanks so much for making it so much fun.