El Modena Dance Showcase

VDC and VC at Disneyland: (left to right) Kyle P., Justis Pearce, Dorian McHenry, Kayle Solis, Donna Gaytan, Francisco Flores, Julia Atkinson, Sophia Pracillio, Hayley Hoey, Mia Vasquez, Megan Formancowiz, Avery Miles, Kaylee Nguyen, Isabella Perez, Vanessa Carroll, Lilia Bour, Kate Ayala, Alyssa Farnsworth, Ashley Ramynke, Stela Martinez, Christian Bernard, Israel Rios, and Troy Nishimoto.

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

May 5, 2017

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...

VDC’s Homecoming Dance

Vanguard Dance Company

Clarissa Covarrubias, Online Manager

October 10, 2016

Each year, the dance team has had an outstanding performance at the homecoming games. From groovy to hip hop, our El Modena dance team has shown its powerful and impactful steps that show a meaning to who they are. This year, dance choreographer and former student, Mckenna Snow has planned a sharp and inte...

Midwest Mentality, West Coast Sass

Dancer Mia Vasquez showcases an acrobatic tricks in front of a beautiful lake sceneary

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

September 30, 2016

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

The Vanguard Dance Company grooves to

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

September 2, 2016

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

The Vanguard Dance Company after their win at Sharp International Dance Competition.

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

May 1, 2016

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...

The Underground life of this Element

Sophomore Andrew Springer The Underground Element.

Chandler Herrera, Fringe Editor

October 28, 2015

Frontline: What school activities are you involved in? Andrew Springer: In school I'm involved in underground elements and the film club at Elmo. FL: What happens in film club and how long have you been apart of it? AS: We meet once every week after school and make short films. I have been pa...

5, 6, 7, 8 Leap and Chassé Down the Stage

Junior Taylor Thi leaping into a new era of the Vanguard Dance Company

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

September 28, 2015

   The dance team here at El Modena is one of our school’s shining stars. The eighteen girls who participate in the program work hard all year round perfecting their skills and technique to ensure their inevitable greatness. Although the team is a truly admirable group on campus, they are only thoug...

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