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By Max Zimbert | March 1, 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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ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Burkin | September 2, 2009
“You Can’t Go Home Again” is a great book by Thomas Wolfe, and it’s all about how impossible it is to go back to your family, or back to your childhood, or back to the dreams you once had. Dozens of John Burroughs High School grads proved that adage wrong when they returned to their alma mater’s auditorium Saturday night to perform in Alumni Pop Show II “Legacy.” They showed their loyalty to all that they gained in the vocal music program in dance and song.
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By Alison Tully | July 30, 2008
When Pat Ha’o arrived in Hawaii, she was upset that she couldn’t dance along to traditional luau music. Four years later, Ha’o swayed her hands like a pro in front of a crowd Tuesday at the Senior Superstar Showcase at the Joslyn Adult Center. The event, held twice a year at the center, invites locals 50 and older to sing, dance or perform comedy, said Gayle Migden, recreation supervisor at the center. Ha’o was among a small group of seniors who performed the traditional Hawaiian dance moves at the event for the first time.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 28, 2008
A Burbank couple that grew up learning to love the traditions of their Lithuanian heritage are now passing on the culture to their children in hopes they will carry on the legacy. Undine and Kari Petrulis’ parents were born and raised in Lithuania. They came to America like many Lithuanian families did, during World War II to escape Communism, and settled in large cities. Undine Petrulis’ parents moved to California when she was 3 and discovered St. Casimir Lithuanian Church Parish near Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles, the only Lithuanian church west of the Mississippi.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 5, 2008
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH — The Burbank Boys and Girls Club sparkled with glamour and glitz Wednesday, as a group of teens had the opportunity to learn a few dance steps from two-time winner and current contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” Cheryl Burke. After leading the group through the basic steps of the cha-cha on Wednesday, Burke added a dip to the routine and chose a partner, 15-year-old Julio Almaguer, to help her demonstrate. “Don’t be scared,” Burke told Julio, who gazed at her in disbelief.
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By Zain Shauk | October 11, 2008
Blair Williamson may have Down?s syndrome, but he also has wild hips. And he couldn?t stop shaking them Wednesday during the second week of dance classes for people with Down?s syndrome at McCambridge Park Recreation Center in Burbank. ?I really like dancing a lot,? said Williamson, 29, who shimmied and shook while singing along to ?We?re All In This Together,? from the soundtrack of the ?High School Musical? movie. The dancing helped attendees express their personalities in unique ways, said Jane Sarture, director of Activities for Retarded Children & Adults, a center that offers assistance to people with Down?
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By Zain Shauk | October 8, 2008
Blair Williamson may have Down’s syndrome, but he also has wild hips. And he couldn’t stop shaking them Wednesday during the second week of dance classes for people with Down’s syndrome at McCambridge Park Recreation Center in Burbank. “I really like dancing a lot,” said Williamson, 29, who shimmied and shook while singing along to “We’re All In This Together,” from the soundtrack of the “High School Musical” movie.
NEWS
January 1, 2005
Several children got a chance to show off their new dance moves to family and friends Friday thanks to Holly Childers' winter dance camp. Childers, on vacation from Northwestern University in Illinois, said she has held dance camps like this during the summer, but this is the first time she's held one during the winter break. She was pleased with the turnout. The three-day camp held at Shakespeare in Play in Downtown Burbank gave students an opportunity for one last chance to burn off a little energy and have some fun during the last week of winter break.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Laura Sturza MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT -- Burbank sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders can dance to a deejays's pop and hip-hop music at a holiday middle school dance Saturday. Students must bring their school identification or a written note from their parents. School dress code will be strictly enforced. Prizes donated by community businesses will be raffled off, and the Burbank Lions Club will sell refreshments. The event will be staffed by Burbank Parks, Recreation and Community Services staff members, the dance's sponsor.
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