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About our School

Strictly Rhythm Dance Academy (SRDA) has been offering quality dance instruction and choreography since 1995. With an enrollment of hundreds of students and 2 state-of-the-art dance studios, SRDA houses one of the top ranked competitive dance teams in the region. The goal at SRDA is to produce well-rounded dancers who are skilled in all forms of dance.

Whether your child is a young dancer who aspires to be a ballerina, a recreational dancer looking to learn the lates dance styles, or a competitive dancer looking to compete at the highest level, SRDA offers your child the very best in dance education!

We offer dance classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Pointe (by invitation only), Lyrical, Modern, Acro, Musical Theatre and Conditioning (for competitive students only) for ages 6 and up. We also have pre-school classes in Tap, Ballet and a Jazz/Hip Hop mix for children ages 3-6.

 

About the Director

Michelle Clark

Involved in dance for over 35 years, Michelle Clark strives for performance excellence. Michelle studied dance at Ryerson University and is a certified member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. Throughout her years in dance, Michelle has competed and choreographed routines for competitions all over Canada and the United States and has had the honourable distinction of several prestigious dance scholarships. In addition, Michelle has choreographed and performed with dance bands as well as the CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats Dance Team.

Under Michelle's direction and leadership the Strictly Rhythm competitive team continues to bring home many diamond and platinum awards. Michelle's choreography has won numerous choreography and special awards. Michelle is also actively invovled with the recreational program. Michelle teaches all dance elements/styles.

 

 

Our Current Strictly Rhythm Staff

Office Staff
Instructors
Assistants

Marie Bruce

Michelle Clark (Dir.)
Alexa Bartolomucci
Lauren Brazier
Stephany Collins
Christina Della Croce
Rochelle Ing
Tessa McDermott
Holly Reid


Carling Cobham
Madison DalBello
Daniella Della Croce
Stephanie Della Croce
Abby Stacey

 

Meet Our Teachers

Rochelle Tucker-Ing

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Rochelle Tucker-Ing has been teaching since 1996. She has been dancing and teaching at SRDA since the first year! She also teaches dance to various grades in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Rochelle has taught dance throughout Guelph, Hamilton and St. Catharines. She continues her dance education by training with a Hamilton ballet company and attending various dance conventions.

Rochelle studied dance at Brock University, where obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Kinesiology degree. Rochelle successfully completed numerous certifications in occupational, physiotherapy and athletic therapy which help ensure her students are well educated and display proper body mechanics/posture as well as provide a safe learning environment.

Rochelle was also trained as a gymnast/rhythmic gymnast and was a member of the Canadian team that represented Canada in the world gymnastics festival in Denmark and Holland in 1992.

Rochelle teaches both recreational and competitive programs. She specializes in ballet, pointe and lyrical.

 

 

Tessa McDermott

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Tessa has been dancing and competing since 1993. She obtained her dance and teacher training through Dance Masters of America (DMA) and has received her DMA Certification. She began teaching and choreographing in 2005and has been doing so for Strictly Rhythm since 2010. Tessa has challenged her choreography ability by co-choreographing a 30 minute dance piece for Disney Magic Music Days at California's Disneyland. In addition, she has choreographed numerous dance numbers for school plays and theatre dance camps through Continuing Education and the Board of Education. Tessa continues to attend dance workshops and was even selected to dance in Shawn Desman's music video "Electric/Night Like This". Tessa is an integral part of Strictly Rhythm's recreational and competitive teams teaching jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary styles. Tessa's dances have been awarded many special awards including, high score and judge's choice.

 

 

 

Holly Reid

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Holly has been dancing since the age of 2 and has no intention of stopping! In 2003, she joined the fabulous team at Strictly Rhythm and has never been happier!
Holly has also been heavily involved in musical theatre productions since age 10. Most recently she has joined the Royal Canadian Musical Productions Inc in Guelph. She was honored to play one of the leading roles in last November's production of "White Christmas". She followed this performance by playing 3 different roles in the April, 2012 production of "Seussical". This fall she will be playing the role of Cathy Seldon in "Singin' in the Rain". Holly also received the award for Outstanding Dance Performance from the RCMPI's Board of Directors for her performances in "White Christmas" and "Seussical".
Holly is ecstatic to be a member of Strictly Rhythm's recreational program and competitive tap team.

 

 

Stephany Collins

 

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Alexa Bartolomucci

 

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Lauren Brazier

 

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Christina Della Croce

 

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