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El Modena Dance Showcase

El Modena Dance Showcase

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

The aroma of hairspray, blinding lights, and twirling costumes can only mean one thing—the El Modena Dance Showcase is just around the corner. The yearly event showcases dance routines performed throughout the 2016-2017 school year at assemblies and competitions, and features projects on the art of...

El Modena’s Third Annual Cheer Showcase

El Modena’s Third Annual Cheer Showcase

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The El Modena Cheer Showcase has been a fixture to the cheer program ever since the addition of coaches Hayley Curtis and Melissa Bickler in 2014, and the addition of cheer advisor Mrs. Mull in 2015. This event is the biggest fundraiser for the cheer program the entire year, having drawn in a crowd o...

Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew Place Third

Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew Place Third

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

   At West Coast Elite hosted by Beckman High School, Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew came in tow with four dances ranging from lyrical to hip hop. The team's big wins of the night included the large hip hop co-ed dance placing third and Vizion Crew also placing third in the all-male division. ...

Midwest Mentality, West Coast Sass

Midwest Mentality, West Coast Sass

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Feature, Media&Arts, Showcase

Pursuing show business and a need for a change of scenery, sophomore Mia Vasquez moved from the Midwest to the West Coast. With proficiency in dancing and talents in acting and singing, this triple threat recently danced alongside "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler on Nickelodeon's TV series “Nicky, Ricky,...

No Rest for the Fabulous

No Rest for the Fabulous

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
September 2, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Showcase, Sports

What right do classically trained dancers have to reinvent their style to fit hard-hitting hip hop? The Vanguard Dance Company challenges this paradigm by producing choreography that includes moves from the roots of hip hop. Creating a better understanding and respect for one of the world’s most widespread...

Champions of Dance

Champions of Dance

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
May 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This weekend, El Modena’s Vanguard Dance Company got to take their beautiful leaps, pirouettes, chasses, and precision filled performances to the big stage at Sharp International Dance Competition. The team came home with smiles plastered on their faces coming away from a clean sweep. Senior Kelsey M...

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