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 - 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. Mrs. Chelsea is married to her wonderful husband, Chance & has a beautiful little girl Sadie! We are excited to have her back this year teaching our youngest Jasper dancers.
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
Holli was born and raised in Jasper and started dancing when she was 3 years old at Dance Works, which is now Danceology. She danced for 10 years and took tap, jazz, and ballet and was a member of the competition team. She graduated from HCHS in 2008 and decided to leave Hamilton County and embark on new journeys. She chose a profession in the dental field and enjoyed working in that field for 11 years as a dental assistant, receptionist, and office manager. Recently she decided to move back to her hometown and now works for the county. Holli has been blessed with three children and is married to her high school best friend, Derrick. Outside of dancing, she enjoys going to church at CrossPointe Community Church, spending time with her family, and crafting. She loves animals, all things purple, and fully believes that chocolate makes everything better. She is super excited to be teaching this year and can't wait to get started on this new adventure and meet all of her dancers.