154 Medical Drive
Carmel, IN 46032

Rhonda Kaspar – Owner / Instructor / Company Director

Rhonda opened Dance Class Studio in 1989 when she saw there was a need for a small personal studio to cater to families that wanted their children to be cared for, educated, known by their name, treated with respect and be taught dance in a safe, healthy environment. She was sure she could provide this because she felt that was the type of studio she had grown up in and that she had a great role models and support in her life to create this vision.
Fast forward to 2017, the vision for Dance Class Studio has stayed true to the values that it began with. In fact, as more and more dance studios have popped up, costumes have become smaller, and dance movements can become somewhat questionable, DCS stands strong to continue to be a place where our young children and young adults are being respected and encouraged. We are proud to always offer age appropriate movements, costumes and music.

Rhonda has a strong dance education background that began when she was four years old with her first tap class. That passion never wained and she knew dance was her path. She studied every type of dance available to her and often went to New York to study with the great father of jazz, Luigi, and take class at Broadway Dance Center and Steps.
In college, Rhonda continued to dance and performed with The Ball State University Singers and graduated with a Telecommunication major and Marketing minor. She continues her dance education even today by attending annual workshops to bring the lasted styles and techniques to her studio.

Professional credits include King’s Productions, Walt Disney World Productions, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, World Cup Gymnastic Opening Ceremonies, Union Station Entertainment Company, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pop Goes Vegas, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Guys and Dolls, Indiana NBA Pacemate and in several regional television commercials and print ads.

Several of her students have won numerous regional and national awards, as well as, going on to major in dance in college, own dance studios, become Indiana Pacemates, Colts Cheerleaders, work professionally in the dance industry and even become Disney Princesses in Orlando and Hong Kong!

While very proud of all these wonderful accomplishments, she can be found at the studio clapping enthusiastically and giving high fives to the youngest of students who mastered their first dance step as well as the advanced dancers leaping through air winning high awards!

Professional Dance Affiliations:
Dance Educators of America
Past Dance Kaleidoscope Board Member
Ballet International past Board Member
Adjudicator for Cathy Roe Productions

Catherine Kutemeier – Instructor / Company Director

A dancer since the age of five, Catherine has trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip hop and pom. During her years of dance education, Catherine showcased her talent at several performances including Stars at Sea Royal Caribbean Cruise, Indy 500 Parade, Brickyard 400 festival, Indianapolis Colts half-time shows and various regional and national competitions winning high scores and top awards. At the age of 15 Catherine began to fulfill her life-long ambition of teaching dance and choreographing. Since that time, Catherine has taught at several studios throughout Indiana working with students of all ages in both a recreational and team capacity including being a staff member of DCS for over 10 years! Today Catherine continues to choreograph routines for numerous school dance teams, talent shows and showcases. In 2007 Catherine earned a degree in Business Management and Web Design from Kaplan University where she graduated with honors. In addition to teaching dance at the studio, Catherine is responsible for Dance Class Studio’s website!

Megan Zelenak Geib – Instructor

Megan was born in raised in Olympia, Washington where she began her training at the age of three at Ballet Arts of Olympia. She has trained in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, musical theatre and many other styles. Megan graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on Costume Design and a double minor in Dance Education and Dance Performance. While in college, Megan was a member of Orchesis Dance Company as both a dancer and a choreographer. Her choreography has been showcased twice at the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Dance Gala in San Diego, CA and Charlotte, NC. Megan has guest performed with Studio West Dance Academy and danced principal roles with Central Washington Dance Ensemble including Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

Taylor Pacovsky – Instructor

Taylor began her dance training at the age of 3 and started dancing competitively at the age of 9. Taylor was a GSTC Performing Troupe member for 5 years until she graduated in 2010. Taylor was also a member of the Zionsville High School Dance Team and captain of the team her senior year. Taylor continued her education at Purdue University where she received Bachelors of Science degrees in Accounting and Management as well as a minor in dance. While at Purdue, she was Head Choreographer and Treasurer of Higher Ground Dance Company where she choreographed group dances and duets/trios in jazz, lyrical, and tap. Taylor was also a member of the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, which focuses on partnering and modern dance styles. While attending college Taylor taught tap, ballet, and jazz classes at local studios as well as led jazz technique classes for Higher Ground Dance Company. Taylor is excited to be apart of Dance Class Studio!

Molly O’Malia – Instructor

Molly started dancing at the age of 3 years old in Carmel. Over the years she has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and modern. She was a member of Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE) for seven years where she performed in 6 Nutcracker performances, Peter Pan and Cinderella. Molly has competed in many local and national competitions winning numerous titles, dance scholarships and special awards. She has traveled to attend camps and workshops in Los Angeles, Blue Lake, Orlando, Hollywood, St. Louis, Kansas City and Interlochen. While attending Cathedral High School, Molly was a member of the dance team and was captain her last two years. In 2015, she graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management. Molly is excited and is looking forward to teaching and being a part of Dance Class Studio where her enthusiastic personality and high energy style is always a hit with students.

Rebecca Robbins – Instructor

Becca comes to us from Julestarz Academy for the Preforming Arts in Lithia, FlorIda where she danced for many years. During her high school years she was a teaching assistant in ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatic. She was a competitive dancer and has a strong background in all forms of studio dance. She has quickly become a favorite among our students and parents for her outgoing personality and strong technical teaching style. She is a dancing Butler Bulldog and we are happy she is sharing her passion with us!