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February 20, 2002
Maya Kukes NORTHWEST DISTRICT-- The thought of teaching 30 third-graders might be a little daunting. Terri Leatherwood plans to take that one step further -- she's going to teach them to dance. Her afterschool class begins Tuesday at Bret Harte Elementary School. The conclusion of the program will most likely coincide with a spring recital, Leatherwood said. Students will be selected for the program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Permission slips were sent home and the deadline for signing up is Friday.
June 6, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are invited to attend a dance Saturday night for all local middle school teens. The dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Verdugo Recreational Center, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. Students from all of Burbank's public and private schools are welcome to attend. Teens will need to follow normal school dress codes and show a school identification card or have a note from their parents to be allowed in. There will be no reentry.
September 3, 2003
EDWARD HEADINGTON Members of the Burbank Center for the Retarded will shake a leg when they celebrate 30 years of dancing with the "Fall Frolic" -- the first dance of the nine-month season -- on Sept. 12. The dance, which is open to adults and teenagers with developmental disabilities, will be from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the McCambridge Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Admission is $2 for dancers, and caregivers are admitted for free. Birthdays will also be celebrated.
By JOYCE RUDOLPH | January 3, 2007
Long after many younger folks had gone to sleep on New Year's Eve, more than 160 senior citizens were still dancing the night away at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank. The Recreation Committee, led by Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteer Libby Na rdo , organized the evening of dinner and dancing. Many of the guests were those who regularly attend the Sunday and Thursday night ballroom dances. People from Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta attended, as did others from Lancaster, Palmdale, Granada Hills and Chatsworth, Simi Valley and Long Beach.
June 5, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Cindy Vargas dreamed of becoming a dancer. But life events have spun her down a different path and she now creates furniture inspired by the graceful movements she has long admired. Vargas studied dance for many years -- including ballet, modern dance, tap, ballroom and Persian, she said. "I love dance and now I'm choreographing furniture instead of dances," she said. "I think there is such a huge connection between the human body and chairs.
By Liana Aghajanian | January 29, 2010
Bethune Theatredanse is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary in a new city with a tip of the hat to nature. “Silent Roar” was inspired by the marine environmental artist who goes by one name, Wyland, said Artistic Director Zina Bethune, who wrote, directed and choreographed the production coming Feb. 5 to 7 to Glendale Community College Theatre. The performance relays the plight of whales as they travel from Alaska to Baja California with the help of original music, graphics, film and other digital elements, she said.
September 6, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Gloria Paternostro wanted gay and lesbian couples to have a comfortable environment in which to learn how to dance. The "Shall We Dance" ballroom classes will high-step into Burbank on Monday for its sixth season. It has been a roaring success, Paternostro said. "It was our very first class in September of 1994 and it's still there," Paternostro said. "It's pretty amazing." Couples and singles are welcome to learn how to lead and follow in such classic dances as the fox trot, waltz, cha cha, rumba and swing.
By Alison Tully | June 11, 2008
Monterey High School student Lisa Navarro moved side to side and waved her hands in the air on Monday with her classmates. They were moments away from premiering their choreographed dance in front of a packed audience at UCLA’s Glorya Kaufman Hall. “The dance was a great thing to do because it was something new,” said Navarro, who enrolled at Monterey High after falling behind in credits at Burbank High School. “I never thought I would be interested in dance until I got involved in the program.
By Max Zimbert | February 27, 2010
Peace builders at Roosevelt Elementary School hit the tropics last week. The whole fifth-grade class performed its annual Hawaiian show for families Thursday and Friday night, with funds from ticket sales going to help schoolchildren in Kenya. “I think we helped ourselves and helped people learn how to be nice to other people,” said fifth-grader Austin Jew. “You just have to try, pay it forward and see.” The performance ended with the students singing the school’s “Peace Builders’ Pledge,” which is said before the start of school every morning, and was at the core of the students’ performance.
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