September 16, 2009
Raquel Cordova has her heart set on developing a new dance company, combining contemporary ballet and modern dance styles with a dash of Peruvian panache. The Burbank resident is artistic director of Creations Dance Theatre along with fellow dancer Felicia Guzman. Cordova’s husband, Anthony Flores, is chief financial officer. Incorporated in July, the company performed Sunday at the TriArt Festival in San Pedro and will introduce their methods to students during upcoming workshops at dance studios in Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge.
January 9, 2002
Ryan Carter MAGNOLIA PARK -- Dance classes are being offered for people 55 and older at the Joslyn Adult Center. The classes are divided up in different dance styles. From 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, there's free dancing to taped music. Line-dancing classes will be held for $2 per class at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays. Free hula dancing classes start at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. For $3.50, there's the Swinging Seniors Club dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays with live music.
November 26, 2010
Mr. Tchaikovsky, meet "So You Think You Can Dance. " In the popular dance competition TV show, contestants at the top of their profession in various styles of dance are challenged to perform in styles for which they have no training. Hip-hop dancers must perform contemporary; ballet dancers are forced to learn the fox trot; and ballroom dancers have to show that they can do a Bollywood routine. This exposure to unfamiliar styles improves them within their own discipline and turns them into more complete dancers, they say. That's exactly what Burbank resident Raquel Cordova is trying to do with Creations Dance Theatre, Inc., a nonprofit arts organization.
October 4, 2006
Area dance enthusiasts are staying fit while enjoying a method of movement that is steeped in history. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, which has branches all over the world, is keeping Scottish Country Dancing, the official ballroom dance of Scotland, alive. There are three branches in Southern California — the Los Angeles Branch, the San Gabriel Branch and the Orange County Branch, said Burbank resident Aase Hansen, a member and chairwoman of the Teachers' Committee for the Los Angeles Branch.
June 16, 2004
Kids of Rock Theatre holds auditions BURBANK -- The Kids of Rock Theatre is having auditions on Mondays and Thursdays during June in Burbank for boys and girls 8 to 18 for their summer show, "Hollywood to Broadway." The show features singing and dancing, combining the musical styles of pop, rock and musical theater with a variety of dance styles that include hip-hop, jazz, robotics and swing. "Hollywood to Broadway" will be performed Aug. 14 at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood.
July 8, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK VILLAGE -- Natasha Middleton has high hopes for the new dance school she opened in Burbank. By relocating her ballet, jazz and tap dance school from North Hollywood to Gangi Development Co.'s Media Village, Middleton said she's bringing Burbank a taste of the arts. "This area is getting some class," Middleton said Thursday, as she stood in her new 3,000-square-foot studio. "Some culture." Opened Wednesday, Middleton's school joins a $20-million project that includes a Brazilian steak house, crepeorie, sports bar/nightclub/restaurant and other retail stores.
March 3, 2007
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY Brand Library Art Galleries presents "Signs + Symbols" with artists Shannon Fincke, C. Martino and Stephanie Han Windham. The opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The exhibit will be on display through April 20. For more information, call (818) 548-2051. The Associates of Brand Library and Art Center will host the first free concert in its annual music series titled "Velvet Curtains and Beaded Tassles: Salon Songs and Cabaret Tunes" at 7:30 today at Brand Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
May 30, 2001
Karen S. Kim HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Some dance for pleasure, some dance for exercise and others dance for competition. But the Ko Sue Hee Korean Dance Company will be dancing to promote Korean culture at the Burbank Public Library's International Dance Festival on Thursday. "By dancing, we share our culture with the mainstream population in Southern California," said Don Ko, spokesman for the dance group. "Whenever the community or an organization needs us to come out and promote our culture, we try to accommodate them."
June 11, 2008
?Symbols and Scenes Along the Way,? an exhibition of works by ceramist Ellen Rundle, continues at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The show closes June 26. Her work merges the influences of rustic, modern and new age imagery. For more information, call (818) 238-5397. ? Dance recital by students of The Burbank School of the Ballet and the Burbank Youth Ballet Company from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Glendale Community College, 1500 N Verdugo Road, Glendale.