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Dance Spring Showcase: Amalgamation

Dance Spring Showcase: Amalgamation

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

   Amalgamation is commonly defined as the action, process, or result of combining or uniting; a fitting theme for the dance department’s annual spring showcase on May 24 and 25, to represent the integration of first-year teacher Ms. Keeley into the dance department.   Born and raised in Orang...

Spring into the Arts Festival

Spring into the Arts Festival

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under El Mo News, Media&Arts, Showcase

   The 2018 Spring into the Arts Festival occurring on May 30 in the Nature Center during periods one through four and after school beginning at 4 p.m., is a collaboration between the different branches of the performing and visual arts department.   Integrating the themes of rebirth and the jubilation of spr...

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...

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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