‘Dreams Do Come True’: Arvin High Color Guard Team To Compete In World Championship Thursday; Ranked First In The World

Arvin High School’s color guard team headed to Dayton, Ohio to compete in the WGI Color Guard World Championship after ranking first in the nation in Las Vegas. South Kern Sol’s Paige Atkison spoke with team members about their journey to this achievement. Read more at South Kern Sol.

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The colors of Folklorico

There’s a story behind each step in Folklorico dancing, telling the stories of Mexico’s regions and cultures. A student at Fresno’s Edison High School reflects on her time with the school’s Folklorico dance group. “Folklorico, for many of us, is the tradition that bonds us to our ancestors and makes us feel more connected with […]

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After budget cuts, community wants to save arts education

After school programming helps to fill in for the Long Beach Unified School District, which has been forced to offer fewer courses in visual arts, music, dance, and drama. One local dance teacher uses hip-hop, Latin, modern, breakdancing, and contemporary dance to keep the art alive for children. He incorporates the historical and cultural background of each dance style to enhance […]

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Zumba is revolutionizing exercise with music and dance

Zumba has been the emerging workout craze over the past decade, with studios and classes popping up across the country. The Latin music incorporated into Zumba classes makes the form especially popular in Boyle Heights, where dozens of classes occur daily at schools, studios, gyms and community centers. “It’s not difficult. If you know how to dance, you know how to do Zumba.” The story is on Boyle […]

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Dancer fuses east and west traditions, sparks conversations

Shyamala Moorty is bringing awareness to global issues by teaching “creative world dance” in elementary schools and performing throughout in Southern California. She does this hoping that the cultures of dance from different ethnic communities in Long Beach will intersect more — and says the local dance scene is currently dominated by Western forms. “She is trained in the traditional vocabulary […]

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Folklorico and contemporary dance blend in Boyle Heights

The sixth installment in a series, the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre showcased an artistic collaboration titled “Expulsion: Boyle Heights” on the vacant lot across from Mariachi Plaza. Location-based dance is the emphasis of this performance brought by two of Southern California’s oldest dancing ensembles.  Bringing life to empty space, the collaboration explores the idea of “home,” […]

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