Danielle has been teaching ballroom dance since 2009 after receiving degrees in Theater Arts and English from the University of Iowa. She has received numerous Top Teacher awards at NDCA (National Dance Council of America) competitions, and her students have been the recipients of NDCA Top Student awards as well.
Since Danielle began her career in dancing, she lost 50 lbs. and experienced great transformation in her own life, and so while she loves competing and performing, the greatest joy she gets is from spending time with students in the studio and seeing how their lives are changed by learning how to dance.
Calla began her dance career when she started ballet lessons at the age of 5. Since then, although she has been in and out of the dance world, her passion carried on. After graduating with Honors from Cornell College in 2013 with a Bachelor in Classical Studies and Art History, Calla joined Dimensions School of Social Dance as a student. Her obsession with the Latin motion of Rumba and Cha-Cha quickly pushed her into a role as a teacher.
Calla left Dimensions in 2015 to pursue her Masterâ€™s degree in Art History at IU Bloomington. While in Bloomington, Calla continued teaching ballroom at the Bloomington Arthur Murray Dance Center, where she broadened her expertise in the smooth dances. Calla, a native of Chesterton, returned to NWI in 2016 and is thrilled to be back at Dimensions sharing her passion for this incomparable style of dance with you!
Jarrett is relatively new to the dance industry, but is a prime example of how quickly you can learn and how easy it is to fall in love with the art of dance. Jarrett’s favorite dances are rumba for its smooth Latin motion, and hustle for its energy and funky music.
Jarrett graduated from Morgan Township High School, where he played basketball for three years. Jarrett was quick to find a relationship between his athletic skills and ballroom dance. Academically, Jarett studied at Purdue North Central and Ivy Tech in the Information Technology and Criminal Justice fields.
Hannah first learned ballroom dancing as a teenager, but picked it back up again seriously in 2012 when she began teaching full-time. She has danced competitively with students and other dance professionals across the country, and has returned to Northwest Indiana with terrific training and experience under her belt.
Hannah works with the current Dimensions staff weekly to improve the quality of their dancing, and is also an in-studio coach for students looking to take their dancing to the next level.
Ian has been dancing for 9 years and has been a successful competitive dancer in American Rhythm, American Smooth, and International Latin at several NDCA competitions during that time. He started teaching in April 2016, and hopes to be teaching for a long time! His favorite dances are Samba and Jive, because they help get out his boundless energy.
Ian started dancing at age 7, and has been enamored with it ever since. He loves not only the act of dancing, but the great community and sense of fun that it provides. He is currently attending classes at Crown Point High School, and plans to go to college for either music or genetics.
For more information about Dimensions School of Social Dance, ballroom dancing, and learning how to dance, please call 219-250-2246. We look forward to hearing from you.