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‘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 … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Richmond Powwow: A native tradition open to all

Youth were central to this year’s Richmond Powwow. Members of native communities from across the region came together in June to honor culture and tradition and also to recognize this … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Excuses Dance League comes to Sacramento’s Sol Collective

A community event combined with dance performances, the No Excuses dance battle showcased the talent of local youth.  Access Sacramento.

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zumba: Revolutionizing exercise with Latin music and dance

In Boyle Heights, Zumba has become a workout craze, with classes and studios popping up everywhere.  One big reason for Zumba’s popularity here is the Latin music incorporated into the exercise … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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