Rachel Peterson Dance Studios

901 S. Main Street Aberdeen, SD 57401

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Dance is a discipline that promotes grace and agility, builds confidence., and tones and shapes your body. Its many benefits wlll carry over into other parts of a young student's life. No matter where their life goals take them, the art of dance will always be part of it.

Since 2006, Westberry Dance Studios has taught and inspired hundreds of dancers in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, modern, tap and many more.

We offer technical classes for students pre-school through grade 12 in a nurturing and safe environment where they can learn, perform and have fun no matter their learning style or level of experience.

Our teachers instruct in a positive and nurturing way. You can rest assured that students are comfortable and safe in our studio's atmosphere. The emotional stability of our students is a priority at Westberry Studios.

We are located in Britton, SD and Ellendale, ND. A sister studio, MJ Dance Studios, operates in Sisseton, SD. There are a number of reasons to dance at our studio, so enroll today.


Rachel Peterson began dancing at the age of four and is a graduate of the Johnny Cavelle and Living Art Dance Studios. She went on to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography at Hope College in Holland, MI, graduating with Highest Honors. After graduation, Rachel had the opportunity as a member of the H2 Dance Company to perform at the Marais Dance Centre in Paris, France, and continued her training with Giordano Dance in Chicago and the Rockettes in New York City. She is now in her second year as a dance instructor and teaches at both the Living Art Dance Studios and Westberry Dance Studios. Rachel is currently certified in the Basic Level of the Nan Giordano Dance Certification and holds her Cecchetti Teacher Certifications in Grades I-II.

Shannon Westra Imbery began her dance training at the Johnny Cavelle Dance Studio, Aberdeen, and continued her technical and performance training at the University of Iowa. Receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Highest Honors, Shannon focused on choreography, technical syllabus and ballet and modern performance. She is currently beginning her 27th year of teaching at the Living Art Dance Studio (formerly Johnny Cavelle Dance Studio) in Aberdeen. She is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and a certified teacher of the Cecchetti Ballet Grades I-IV.

  Hattie Weistmantel is a 2018 graduate of the Living Art Dance Studio in Aberdeen, She is experienced in ballet, modern, tap, celtic, broadway, jazz and dance team. Hattie teaches in our Britton studio and is a student at
Northern State University.
  Tara Arntsen is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she was a dance major for two years. She has experience in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, and jazz. Tara is relatively new to Britton and teaches in our studio there.  






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