Helena Hosch School of Dance

4631 West Napoleon Avenue, Suite 1A  •  Metairie, LA  •  70001


Celebrating 62 years of dance excellence.

Our Dancers are Our Family



Return registration before Saturday, August 13, 2017
Be sure to include with your registration:
  • Completed Registration Form

  • Class Time Preferred Form

  • Registration Fee

  • September Tuition


Registration is at the studio, 4631-A West Napoleon Avenue on the following dates

Wednesday August 16, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


CLASSES RESUME:  Monday, September 11, 2017


FORMER STUDENTS:  Come at your selected time unless notified.  Classes will be rearranged only if necessary and possible.


Looking forward to seeing you and to an exciting new dance year!

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Contact Information

For more information about our classes, educators, registration deadlines or tuition.  Please use the information below to contact us.  


Postal address
4631 West Napoleon Ave., Suite 1A, Metairie, LA 70001
Electronic mail
General Information:  requests@helenahoschdance.com




Staci Heintz Nicoll

Staci Heintz Nicoll proudly serves as our LADM President and has served on the LADM Board of Directors as Representative, 3rd Vice President and 4th Vice President. She has served as Director of Miss and Mister Dance of Louisiana Scholarship Pageant and Program Designer for publication of Title Pageant and Performing Arts Competition. Staci has served on the Performing Arts Committee, Voting and Elections Committee, Annual Convention Chairman and designed the LADM T-Shirt. As HHSD Director/Studio Office Manager, she does desktop publishing, designing the T-shirt, etc., etc., etc. She is "The Office".

Staci is Mom to Lexis Cameron Nicoll and Payten Edward Nicoll. Payten, her energetic, sports loving sixteen-year-old, is a Rummel Raider.

Shannon Heintz Fortenberry

Shannon Heintz Fortenberry currently serves on the LADM Board as 3rd Vice President. She has served as Representative, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President and the Past President Committee. She has chaired Junior Miss Dance and is Co-Chair of the LADM Teen Miss Dance of Louisiana Scholarship Pageants. She has Choreographed numerous Petite, Junior, and Teen Miss Dance Opening Productions and National Opening Productions. Shannon is a DMA National Certified Examiner Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobats and Modern. She also judges many Regional and National dance competitions including DMA Nationals Finals Performing Arts Competition.
Shannon has won numerous lyrical and jazz choreography awards both regionally and nationally and has choreographed and performed professionally. She has choreographed and directed industrial shows for Medical Conventions. As HHSD Director, Shannon is the "Studio Choreographer"
Shannon is Mom to our precious twelve-year-old, Haven Helena Fortenberry.


Jody Provenzano

HHSD is fortunate to have Jody on the Faculty for the past 43 years. She us dedicated to the Dance Arts and is an Honorary Active Member of Dance Masters of America and Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter 6. 

Over the last thirty years, Jody has served on the board of Directors of LADM as President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Representative, Corresponding Secretary, Louisiana Delegate to the DMA National Convention, Past President Committee and is currently Recording Secretary. She is Co-Chair of Miss Dance of Louisiana Scholarship pageant and Coordinator for LADM Performing Arts Scholarship. As a DMA National Certified Examiner of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobats and Modern. Jody also serves on the Examinations and Membership Committee. She is experienced in educating young dancers as well as adults.

Jody just celebrated her 34th Wedding Anniversary with her husband Donnie, and is Mom to their three sons, Nick, Price and Perry.

"Teaching leaves a footprint on the Heart. 
Strive to Be the Difference in the Life of a Child."

Jolie Gueydan

Jolie has been dancing with the HHSD family since the age of 2 and has been on the faculty since 2001. She is a member of Dance Masers of America and Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter 6 since 2003. Jolie has Co-Chaired the Petite, Junior and Teen Mister and Miss Dance of Louisiana competition. She has served as 4th Vice President, representative at large, and is currently 3rd Vice President of LADM. She was a member of one of our most award winning National Champion groups, "5 Alive", and has danced professionally at casino shows with the band called, "Stan Wayne's Heart and Soul". She has also choreographed for the Chapelle High Steppers and the Cabrini Crescents. 
Jolie now continues to choreograph for some of our competing groups at HHSD and has won several choreography awards. Jolie is now expecting HHSD's newest dancer in December.

Tracey Harvey

Tracey Harvey Jones, a devoted wife, proud mother, and accomplished cosmetologist, has over 30 years of teaching experience and has been with the HHSD family for the past 25 years. 

She studied Choreographic Design at the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette and is certified by test to teach by the Louisiana Association of Dance Masters and Dance Masters of America. Tracey has served as 2nd Vice President of LADM and is currently a Representative at Large. Tracey has a passion for creating beauty in life and shares her time and talent equally between the hair salon and the dance studio, creating beautiful works of art on the mind, body, and visual space. It is important to her that everyone feels beautiful, accomplished, and loved and 

Tracey does her very best to make each one of her students grow not only as a dancer, but as a good, kind-hearted, and beautiful individual as well. 


Lexis Nicoll



Lexis Nicoll is a Senior Dance Major at the University of Southern Mississippi and recipient of numerous scholarships for the next year’s dance program. She received the Choreography Award for "Light Between the Cracks". We are anxiously awaiting Graduation Day to have her back teaching full time at the studio.

Dayan Guirovich

Dayan joined the HHSD dancing family as a toddler, and has been on the faculty for the past nine years.  She is an alumni of our award winning HHSD Competition team.  Dayan's specialty is working with young students.  

Dayan is mom to her very active son, Aaron.

Jamie Ritzman


Joline LaCoste


Lacey LaCoste


Christina Hux

.Christina’s love for dance began at the age of two at the Helena Hosch School of Dance. She was a member of the competitive Style dance team for over 10 years, is the former Teen Miss Dance of La. 1993, and a HHSD teacher graduate from 1995. She performed professionally for numerous casino shows along the gulf coast area and Ohio for 5 years. As a certified member of LADM for nearly 20 years, Christina is certified in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Acro. She is an active member in LADM where she has served as representative and currently holds the position as 4th Vice President on the executive board. She also currently serves as scholarship audition and banquet chairman.

Along side her dancing, Christina graduated in 2000 from the University of New Orleans and went on to pursue a career in nursing. As a 2003 Charity Alumni, Christina has made her home at Tulane Hospital for Children where she has been a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse for 14 years as well as a transport and flight nurse for the past 12 years. She is the proud mom of 2 amazing children Jake and AKA “flashdancer” Josie Hux



Heather Harvey


HHSD Faculty and Students are sad to see you move to Las Vegas. Whishing you all the happiness Life has in store for you as you enter the next chapter.

Heather is a member of Louisiana Association of Dance Masters, Chapter 6, and Dance Master of America.

Heather will continue to teach and choreograph when she visits home.  












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