Dance Department steps into online study

September 17, 2020

The East Los Angeles College Dance Department kicked off fall 2020 with a warm welcome meeting, via Zoom, September 8. The various dance forms taught ranged from jazz, hip-hop, tap dance, choreography to yoga and more, all of which would need to be done from home.


Students use techniques to dance

The Let’s Dance Company (LDC) hosted a Celebration of Dance this weekend, at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex at East Los Angeles College. The idea for this concert was to highlight the diverse dance programming of the East Los Angeles College Dance Department. The choreography showcase an array of dance techniques totaling 10 unique premiere dances and an exceptional performance summing up the concert that featured dancers’ innovative trends…

December 2, 2019

New dance concert playing soon

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College Let’s Dance Company will present the 13th Repertoire Dance Concert on May 18 at 7p.m. This year the Repertoire Dance Concert will have various performances such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance. The performance will be directed by Kimberly Rabins. Each piece will have a different cast. “There will be 18 dancers from the Let’s Dance Company who will be performing 12…

May 2, 2018

Let’s Dance Company to host 12th dance concert

By: Iomara Guzman Let’s Dance Company from East Los Angeles College will host its 12th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dance Recital Hall. Kimberly Denise Rabins is co-directing the dance concert with Kristin Chew Reutimann. Rabins is the artistic director and was a former member of the San Diego State University dance team. Reutimann is a member of the Los Angeles Community College…

May 22, 2017

Passion for dance takes student to new heights

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed…

November 23, 2016

Students bring heat to Noche de Cultura

By Stephanie Guevara A variety of dances from hip-hop and belly dancing, to danzon and ballet folklorico rose the temperature during the Dance Department’s Second Annual Noche de Cultura on May 9. Although it was the Second Annual Noche De Cultura, East Los Angeles College had celebrated this event for the past 45 years but with a different name. The Director of the Danzoneros, Rumberos and Salseros, Rick Crawford, said this…

May 13, 2015

Dance company charms audience

By Bianca Mendoza The members of the Lets Dance Company choreograph and direct their own pieces was a bold and daring choice that paid off.  Choreographers: Michael Veluz, Myra Joy Veluz, Breanne Genite, Kristina Schramm, and Michael Vallajos, all surprised, thrilled and certainly impressed the audience with their pieces. The lighting, costumes and choreography were professional and well thought out, leaving no doubts to the authenticity and passion behind it…

November 27, 2013

ELAC student dancers exhibit style

  By Jesus Figueroa   A sold out crowd was in attendance for East Los Angeles College’s “Dance Discipline Spring Showcase” in the S2 Recital Hall Thursday evening. The music got the audience into each performance and brought enthusiasm to audience members through the varying styles of dance. The dance showcased a variety of styles of dance throughout the 11 performances of the evening. The most soothing performance was that…

April 23, 2013

Instructor teaches dance, life lessons

By Oliver Blanco Performing in her first professional dance at the age of eight, Andrea C. Martinez Gonzalez danced alongside her grandmother at the 1957 Los Angeles Fair.  Gonzalez’s grandmother, Filicitas Oropeza was part of a dance company during Gonzalez’s childhood years.  At the age of five, Oropeza took Gonzalez to her dance company’s rehearsals. Gonzalez was amazed by her grandmother’s dancing.  She attempted to emulate her and other professional…

May 2, 2012