Dance & Physical EducationVista del Lago High School2017-2018Mrs. McCall
Welcome to the Nest!
You can call me Mrs. M! I joined Vista when it opened in 2007, took a break in 2010 and happily returned in 2014 teaching Dance and PE here in the Nest!
A little about my dance/education background:
At age 5, I started Russian Ballet at the Ballet Conservatory of Sonoma. Then changed to Cecchetti Ballet and added Jazz, Tap and Musical Theater after moving to Amador County in 1990. At Amador High School, I was heavy into Musical Theater, Dance and Basketball.
Having earned two scholarships, I attended the Actor's Training Program at Delta College in Stockton where I learned all aspects of the theater life. I discovered that teaching English along with Theater (as is expected) wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I followed another of my passions: Physical Education.
I graduated from the Physical Education Teacher Education Program at CSU Chico in 2004. At Chico, I kept exploring dance through choreography and learned many different ballroom dances. Upon receiving my BA in Kinesiology, I began to explore my Masters at Chico until I met my future husband (living in Sacramento) and I decided to get my secondary credential at CSU Sacramento.
While at Sac State, I joined an African dance group called S/BAD (Sacramento Black Art of Dance, directed by Linda Goodrich) and learned all aspects of Afro/Cuban dance. Finishing up at Sac State in 2007, I stayed on with S/BAD, and am still performing with them today. (Picture above is from an S/BAD piece circa Spring 2015).
I look forward to working with all of you this year! Keep dancing!
Spring 2018: Term 2
Block 1: Beginning Dance
Block 2: Prep
Block 3: Interm./Beg. Dance
Block 4: Fit 1
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