Hip Hop Stereotypes

Hip Hop Stereotypes: Do’s & Don’ts

As I was doing some reading online today, I stumbled upon a website that literally made me chuckle. There are some Hip Hop stereotypes that I must debunk right here and now. At the same time, I hope that you’ll find some tidbits of information between the lines and get a realistic feel for what […]

Hip Hop Dance Basics

Hip Hop Dance: The Basics, First Routine

As a dancer that didn’t start out with formal training, one of my biggest struggles was learning how to choreograph a Hip Hop routine. Imagining something in your head and translating it into a routine is a big challenge! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you begin: 1) Remember to get low! […]

Grand Opening Red Carpet 2012

The Dance Academy Opening Red Carpet 2012

[VIDEO] The long-forgotten back alley of Orange Tree Square in the quiet town of Irvine was officially brought back to life yesterday — and with some tinsel and twinkle. Young mom of two and Woodbury resident Samantha Heaton shared, “I knew that something was about to change here… I could see that work was being […]

Joffrey West Summer Intensive Performance

An American Rendition of a Song Dynasty Poem

[VIDEO] July 27th’s spectacular performance at VPAC officially marked the grand opening of Joffrey West, the new dance program by Joffrey Ballet School. But if you’re thinking this was your typical beautiful dance recital on a Friday night — think again. Brilliantly organized by Joffrey West’s very own Artistic Director Alice Alyse, the event kicked […]

Ivy Chen ICN TV Interview

ICN TV Interviews Ivy Chen

[VIDEO] Take a famous ballet school from New York City, throw it right into the capital of entertainment of the world and what do you get? The result is a red carpet full of big-name dance choreographers and Hollywood celebrities, of course. From SYTYCD choreographer Mia Michaels to Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, to even […]