| Dec 3, 2011
| 8:03 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — For young dancers, auditioning for the high school dance company can be intimidating. Cami Marseilles, the director for Corona del Mar School's Orchesis Dance Company, says it doesn't have to be that way.
Marseilles held a dance...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:36 PM
COSTA MESA — Alexandria Kessinger wasn't a natural-born dancer, despite having an instructor for a mother.
But at age 4 she decided she would dance.
And that was that.
"There's no holding her back," said Paula Kessinger, Alexandria's mother...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Seeking to celebrate the season but have no idea where to start? Our annual guide to all things holiday will help guide the way, regardless of where you live, work or play.
First up: the food.
For those shuddering at the thought of preparing a meal on...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Students at Corona del Mar High School got the chance to grade their teachers Thursday.
Twelve educators teamed up with members of the Orchesis dance team for the first night of "Dancing with the Teachers" to raise funding for the program.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Some campers learned a few new dance moves this week at a revamped summer camp for special-needs children in Costa Mesa.
Halfway through the Camp of Creative Minds, which is eight weeks and serves children ages 5 to 18 who have autism or other related...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight.
That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual.
This idea lies at the core...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful.
"She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:11 PM
UC Irvine will present an informal showing of choreography by Alonzo LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Friday and Saturday at the university's Claire Trevor Theatre.
During the companies' UCI residency, LINES artistic director Alonzo...