Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Advanced Dance I and II students performed solos, duets and group pieces in the annual end-of-year showcase in the dance studio May 3. To open the show, the juniors of Advanced Dance II danced to “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley to commemorate the fun times they experienced this year, choreographer and Advanced Dance II student Rileigh […]

Dancing in the Starry Night

Sophia Nuñez ’20 frantically grabbed the costume box as she got ready to run onto the stage, excited for her upcoming dance. As the lights came up, she began her Lady Gaga dance, trying to mimic the performer’s unique persona in this year’s annual Dance Concert. “We spend hours even after rehearsal ends practicing and […]

Artists Abroad

Artists Abroad

Sophia Nuñez ’20: By Jordan Murray As Sophia Nuñez ’20 sat painting in her morning art class, she said she hoped that her work and the story behind it would challenge people and make them understand the message she was trying to convey. Every morning for four weeks of her summer, she worked on this […]

You’re a wizard, Harry

You’re a wizard, Harry

Following months of rehearsal and perfecting choreography, students and teachers performed in the Harry Potter-themed upper school dance concert March 2-4. Students began working on the show at the beginning of the year once performing arts teacher Cyndy Winter settled on a theme. Some dancers in the show have performed in the show every year […]

Bharatana-Time

Bharatana-Time

Surrounded by friends, family and teachers in the crowd, Anita Anand ’19 stood center stage, feeling a rush of adrenaline as she Bharatanatyam-danced through religious stories of her solo performance. Bharatanatyam is a genre of classical Indian dance that incorporates religious stories and themes from Hinduism. It is most popular in Southern India.  Like other […]

Michelle Sagarminaga: Dance

“SagaDance Company” Artistic Director and choreographer Michelle Sagarminaga will begin teaching upper school dance classes this year. “I am excited to get a feel of the community here, learn from students and faculty, and inspire and teach,” Sagarminaga said. After attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and completing a residency at […]

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Dancers address diversity in ‘Love’ showcase

Students and faculty danced in response to recent global events at the Upper School Dance Concert March 3-5 in the Rugby Auditorium. “In difficult times, we need one another.  This is our way of giving back to our community,” director and Performing Arts Teacher Cyndy Winter said. “Our means is dance, and our goal is […]

Dancers to hold show

Students from Advanced Dance I will perform in a showcase for clients and volunteers of The Arc Foundation of Ventura County on Dec. 6. The Arc Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. The dancers have been working on two whole-class and eight small-group dances since September, all […]

Students dance in showcase

Students dance in showcase

Students in the Art of Dance I and Art of Dance II classes performed in their end-of-year choreography showcase April 19 in the Chalmers Dance Studio. Ten dancers collaborated under the direction of Erica Carpenter Jansson ’08 to create the combined show, where the classes demonstrated their skills in choreography and dance. The show featured […]

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Advanced Dance II students depicted characters such as Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop and Violet Beauregarde during their show “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel, in Rugby Theater March 4-6. The show featured 37 performers, including guest dancers from Advanced Dance I and volunteer male dancers […]

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