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Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Feature, Focus, FrontlineFeed, Music, Showcase

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

It’s “Another Day of Sun” at the Second Annual Fall Festival of the Arts

It’s “Another Day of Sun” at the Second Annual Fall Festival of the Arts

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Showcase, Sports

Walking into the Nature Center on the sunny day of October 27, 2017, the tap of feet complimented the jazzy intro to “Another Day of Sun” from the Oscar winning film “La La Land.” The broadway-esque dance choreographed by Professional Dance and Art of Dance Composition teacher, Ms. Claire Keeley,...

Stud of the Month: Vanessa Carroll

Stud of the Month: Vanessa Carroll

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

As the Collaborative Technology Program’s junior class president, Vanguard Dance Company’s co-captain, and competitive dancer at South Coast Performing Arts, junior Vanessa Carroll finds a harmonious balance between academics and athletics amongst the chaos of life. Carroll began dancing at the...

Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Justis Pearce is Captain of Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Showcase, Sports

Sophomore Justis Pearce’s hard-hitting hip hop style has led him to become captain of Orange County-based dance crews Smurfkids and Kingsman All Male. Based on his advanced ability to comprehend all forms of hip hop dancing and aspirations to push himself and his fellow dancers, both hip hop crews ...

The New Face of the Vizion Crew

The New Face of the Vizion Crew

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts

On August 18, at the Hello Assembly we were introduced to the new face of Vizion Crew. This is when the dancers performed for the first time as Vizion Crew.   Frontline: What made you three decide to join the dance crew? Stephen Le: It’s a cool hobby and I wanted to prove everyone wrong by a...

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...

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. ...

From Calculus to Choreography

From Calculus to Choreography

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

For weeks the El Modena campus was covered in a plethora of everything from flyers to pins to advertise the fifth annual Dancing with the Teachers, with the suspenseful tagline of, “Who will win?” We can now proclaim that calculus teacher Ms. Lissner alongside Megan Formanowicz and Sophia Pracil...

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...

Dancing With the Future Stars

Dancing With the Future Stars

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  This past Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, 2016, The Vanguard Dance Company and the Underground Elements performed in El Modena’s dance showcase. The event serves as a way to highlight the dancers and everything they have perfected over the course of the year. Junior Taylor Thi divulged the detail...

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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