Tag: Dance

Riverside City College dance instructor dies at 56

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect Carreras’ husband’s name as Brendan, not Sebastian. By Stephanie Arenas Riverside City College dance instructor Sofia Carreras died April 24 after her long battle with breast cancer. Carreras was born March 24, 1964 in Igualada, Spain. At 14, she and her family moved to Sacramento, where she

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From the football field to the dance studio: Kendell Mays

Posted: May 13, 2015 | Written by Edith Noriega A normal day for a football player at Riverside City College typically begins by going to practice from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a break in between for classes. They would then watch football film to study other teams, plays and concepts followed by a

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The History of Swing

By Josa Lamont | Features Editor Simmering in the racial tension of the early 20th century was a mix of contempt, rebelliousness and cultural flavor that would later boil over into swing dance. As Africans shipped into the American east coast during the slave trade they brought with them the African cultures that first conflicted

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RCC Dance holds annual Summer Showcase

Marissa Bostick | Staff Writer August 22, 2015 Riverside City College’s dance department recently put on its annual summer showcase featuring a variety of dances in various genres including contemporary, ballet and Broadway. With the exception of two faculty members, RCC students choreographed the dances. The free event was not just about showcasing students’ work

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Dancers or pint-sized robots

MARISSA BOSTICK | INTERIM OPINIONS ED. Dancing is not just about hitting your counts; it is about living and breathing the music. To dance is to express yourself or tell a story like no one else can. Lifetime’s Dance Moms shows the weekly coming and goings of about nine budding dancers. Each girl is pitted against

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A Wild Love Affair

ALEJANDRA GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Opening night for the musical, “The Wild Party,” was full of suspense, glamour, jealousy and jazz. Queenie, a vaudeville dancer, fell in love with Burrs, a vaudeville clown. Things between the couple started off steamy, but the romance started to wear off as she realized Burrs nasty habits and his

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