Dance Spring Showcase: Amalgamation

Members of the Vanguard Dance Company and Vizion Crew at the Spring Sports Assembly: (bottom left) Sohel Bagai, Dustin Nguyen, Ryan Takata, Stephen Le, Justin Luong, Mia Vasquez, Kate Ayala, Isabella Perez, Avery Miles, Vanessa Carroll, Elizabeth Raburn, Alondra Sanchez, Julia Atkinson, Lilia Bour, Donna Gaytan, Ashley Ramynke, Hayley Hoey, and Catheryne Bernal.

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018

   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

Junior Vanessa Carroll does an arabesque  in the Nature Center  (Photo via Justin Luong).

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

May 7, 2018

   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

Ms. Keeley and the girls of the Vanguard Dance Company at the second annual Fall Festival of the Arts (Photo via Justin Luong).

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017

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,...

The New Face of the Vizion Crew

Members Ryan Takata(left) and Stephen Le(right), (Justin Luong not shown)

Toni Hernandez, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017

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’s Third Annual Cheer Showcase

A group photo of all of the 2017 showcase participants: El Modena Cheer, Vanguard Dance Company, Vizion Crew, Mini-Cheerleaders, Santiago MS Cheer, Foothill JV Cheer, Northview Varsity Cheer, and Orange Varsity Cheer

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

February 13, 2017

  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

Makenna Snow's lyrical small group (left to right): Vanessa Carroll, Mia Vasquez, Sophia Pracilio, Christian B., Kaylee Nguyen, and Kayle Solis

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

February 12, 2017

   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. ...

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