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June 11, 2009
California DanceArts kicks off summer with an Open House at 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada, and a series of free events for the community this weekend. Students from the dance school will make presentations showing what they have learned in their classes. The demonstrations will feature young dancers of all ages with a variety of dance styles. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for young dancers to perform and for the parents to see how much fun the students have,” says Alex Peterson of La Cañada, whose 8-year-old son, Harry and daughter Ellie, 10, will be performing.
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February 5, 2009
The Second Annual Pasadena Dance Festival sponsored by Lineage Dance will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The event is for dancers ages 12 and up, from trained to novice, including those who have never taken a dance class. Forty classes will be offered in a variety of dance styles. Dancers will take as many classes, workshops and showcase performances as they wish, or have time for. The day is capped off with the Pasadena Dance Festival Concert, a professional performance beginning at 8 p.m. This year the Los Angles based, internationally acclaimed Lula Washington Dance Theatre, one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance companies, will be one of the companies performing at the concert.
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January 16, 2006
Flintridge Preparatory School's Dance Department will present its winter dance concert on Thursday, January 19. The program, a showcase of student-choreographed works, will feature solo and group compositions and a variety of dance styles. This will be the second of Prep's dance shows to consist entirely of choreography by students. Some of the pieces have been choreographed collaboratively by an entire dance class, while others have been created by individual choreographers. The program will include Advanced Dance class projects that use live choral, instrumental, and spoken-word accompaniment.
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May 8, 2008
Members of the Media City Ballet at the Alex Theatre performed ?Ballet Russe Remembered? on April 27. Anyone expecting a traditional ballet would be surprised, pleasantly surprised, at the unique dances that celebrated the art form and the artistic athleticism of the dancers. Ballet Russe was a Russian ballet company that performed at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris in 1909 and changed the way most viewed ballet. Their performance reinvented traditional ballet and introduced Parisian audiences to new choreography, music and stars.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 28, 2008
Anyone entering the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday might have thought they were at a theatrical school such as The Juilliard School or a dance rehearsal hall. Sounds of tap dancing, classical music and the familiar countdown of ?five?six?seven?eight? echoed from every corner. Inside, dancers of all shapes, sizes and ages hurried from one class to another, all anxious to try something new or to experience a teacher they had heard so much about. This was the first Pasadena Dance Festival, produced and presented by Lineage Dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2008
BOOK READING Mary McNamara — Feb. 17, at 1 p.m . Once Upon A Time bookstore will host Los Angeles Times reporter and local resident Mary McNamara, author of “Oscar Season.” She will lead a discussion and signing. Once Upon a Time, 2207 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose. For information call (818) 248-9668. CLASSES Music Appreciation — Feb. 19 through June 3, Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m . Dr. Ted Stern, professor of music at Glendale Community College, will conduct off-campus music appreciation classes for adults in the community.
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June 11, 2009
California DanceArts kicks off summer with an Open House at 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Cañada, and a series of free events for the community this weekend. Students from the dance school will make presentations showing what they have learned in their classes. The demonstrations will feature young dancers of all ages with a variety of dance styles. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for young dancers to perform and for the parents to see how much fun the students have,” says Alex Peterson of La Cañada, whose 8-year-old son, Harry and daughter Ellie, 10, will be performing.
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