Ballet & Dance Class

I put the dance announcement on the home page and I added the photos and Nicole's bio to the Teachers page. I would recommend that we add a section about music to the curriculum page and get some info from Nicole to put on the dance page so that it is more specific to what she is teaching. We could also include info about class times and fees. Right now a dance page exists, but nothing links to it permanently. We could include a link from the curriculum page, Nicole's bio on the Teachers page and maybe add a table on the tuition page for "Optional program fees" or something like that and then link it back to the dance page. What do you think?


We are very happy to announce that coming soon you will be able to sign your student up for a ballet/dance class offered at Ari's Academy through Dance Your Heart Out, instructed by Nicole McCall! The first official class is Thursday, October 14th. Please pick up a dance brochure from the front desk for more details—all students are welcome to join! Watch for more details coming soon! Take a moment to read over Miss Nicole's information below.

Photo of NicoleNicole McCall has been teaching dance for over 15 years. She is known for her positive, energizing approach. She creates a fun and safe environment where students can release their inhibitions, try new things, and showcase their self expression.  Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. McCall's well-rounded training includes ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, hip hop, swing, salsa and tango.

Among her professional credits, Nicole has:

  • Owned Northwest Conservatory of Dance, a Hillsboro dance studio with over 200 students
  • Choreographed musicals for the Liberty High School drama department
  • Served as Artist-In-Residence at Jackson Elementary School for two years in a row
  • Acted as Creative Director for Boogie Back, a lindy hop and east coast swing performance troupe
  • Managed Body Moves of Portland, Portland's first mind-body fitness studio
  • Performed with Nexus Dance Company (Portland, OR) and Chelonia Dance Company (Beloit College, WI)
  • Continues her training locally with members of BodyVox, Dance With Joy and in New York City with the Alvin Ailey Extension Program.

For further information about Nicole, please visit her website,

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