Danceology is a small town studio with big heart and a safe family atmosphere. Here, your child is our #1 priority. We pride ourselves on being a studio where dance is Learned, Lived, & Loved!
With locations in Live Oak and Jasper to serve you better!
Introducing the crew
Live Oak & Jasper
Shannon McCook (Miss Shannon) is a native of Suwannee County. She began her training at Marilynn’s School of Dance in 1979. Growing up, she studied with two other studios: Elaine’s School of Dance (1981-1982) and Sharon’s School of Dance (1982-2012). Throughout her years of studies, she earned many of the annual studio awards, including being named Dancer of the Year in 1986.
She began as a student assistant at the age of 6, where she continued in this position until her junior year of high school. She took two years from assisting to participate in the Suwannee High Band Auxiliary. Upon graduating, she became an assistant teacher in 1994 and then a full-time teacher in 1995. As a youth, she attended numerous workshops, conventions, and fine arts camps; studying under some of the nation’s finest teachers & choreographers. She also participated in multiple competitions and talent shows. As a teacher, she has continued to attend workshops to continue her dance education. In 2006, Miss Shannon took ownership of Dance Works in Jasper. Following the retirement and closing of Sharon’s School of Dance in 2012, Miss Shannon opened Danceology.
Outside of the studio, Miss Shannon enjoys traveling, attending & volunteering at ComicCons, and being a "Crazy Cat Lady".
Instructor - Live Oak
Mrs. Caitlin Joiner is a lifelong north Florida resident and a Danceology alumni. She began her dancing career at Dance Works in the year 2000 and has not stopped dancing since. She grew up loving tap, but thoroughly enjoys teaching contemporary and musical theatre. Mrs. Caitlin has a special place in her heart for musical theatre as she has choreographed and starred in numerous shows for the Suwannee High School theatre troupe and Florida Gateway College. She is married to her sweet husband Bo and enjoys nerding out with him over Star Wars and the Power Rangers. They are two peas in a pod and share a love for their fur babies, Gracie and Luna. She currently lives in Madison and teaches for the Madison County School District. Mrs. Caitlin is passionate about teaching and is so thankful to be a part of the Danceology family!
Instructor - Jasper
Miss Ashley Robinson is a 20-year old native of Live Oak, FL. She began her dance training at the age of five at Sharon’s School of Dance and then at Danceology until her graduation in 2019. While studying at both SSD and Danceology, Ashley was a member of the competition team and a student assistant. To further her dance studies, she also participated in numerous masterclasses and workshops taught by various world-renowned instructors. Ashley attended Suwannee High School, where she was a
4-year member of the Suwannee High Dancing Dolls, performing at both football and basketball games and a member of the SHS Weightlifting team. Throughout her dance & high school career, Ashley enjoyed many opportunities and earned many accolades. She was selected as Dancer of the Year 2016 and as a 2018 Fusion Star soloist. She performed in three bowl games and was 5th in the state for weightlifting in 2019. Outside of the studio, Ashley is finishing up her AA from North Florida College and plans to obtain a real estate license sometime in the future. She also enjoys going on adventures, cooking, and spending time with her boyfriend, Brett.
Instructor - Live Oak
Mrs. Abigail “A. Rod” Rodriguez grew up in Live Oak. A graduate of both Suwannee High School and Sharon’s School of Dance, where she met Miss Shannon, Mrs. Abi went on to earn a BA degree in dance from Florida International University. She was able to turn a passion for dance into a successful teaching career, beginning as a dance teacher at a Miami middle school for 6 years, then English and dance at Branford High for 7 years, and finally found a permanent home at Suwannee High in 2011-12. Today, she teaches a variety of social studies courses and dance, as well as coaching the Dancing Dolls at SHS. Mrs. Abi teaches hip hop at Danceology, but also loves ballet and jazz, with a special place in her heart for contemporary. She and her husband, Eric “E. Rod” Rodriguez, both enjoy teaching and living in Suwannee County. Their twin daughters, Luna & Emelia, are proud alumni of Danceology and visit whenever they’re home from college. Mrs. Abi loves her Danceology family!
Instructor - Jasper
Mrs. Chelsea Windham grew up in Jasper and began her dance training at the age of 10 at Dance Works, which is now Danceology. As a student, she was a member of the competition team and volunteered as a student assistant. Following her graduation from Hamilton County High School, Mrs. Chelsea continued her education at the University of West Florida, where she earned an undergrad and master’s degree. She taught in the Hamilton County School District from 2013-2019, but switched gears and started a new adventure as the Assistant Finance Director for the Hamilton County Clerk and Board. Mrs. Chelsea was hired as an instructor for our Jasper location in 2014. She has instructed Kinderdance through high school ages, teaching acro, ballet, jazz, pointe, tap, and choreographing many competition routines. After marrying her wonderful husband, Chance, Mrs. Chelsea took a hiatus during the 2020-2021 dance year but continued to aid the Jasper location as a “PR Manager” and helping with various studio needs whenever possible. We are excited to have her back this year teaching our youngest Jasper dancers.