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Despite not being able to meet on campus, the dance department at ARC is doing the best it can under the current circumstances. (Photo courtesy of

Pandemic forces ARC’s dance department to adapt to online environment

Mojané Tolvert, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American River College’s dance department is no longer offering in-person dance instruction. Instead, as with most of the college’s departments,  distancing guidelines...

Dance major Latraye Allen performs a hip-hop routine in a dance studio at American River College, on Feb. 6, 2019. Allen is enrolled in the Dance Production: studio and Stage class and says his main focus is in hip-hop dancing. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Photo Essay: The Legacy of Dance

Ashley Hayes-Stone and Patrick Hyun Wilson February 13, 2019

Music echoes off the walls of the dance studio. The wall of mirrors extends the room beyond its natural edge and students of dance warm up and practice their moves. Sunny Smith has taught dance at...

Students at the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage week from April 24 through 27. (photo by Lidiya Grib)

AAPI takes on heritage week at ARC

Joel Whited May 10, 2017

The Asian American Pacific Islander heritage group celebrated the diversity among students on campus at American River College the week of April 24th. The week long event was presented and hosted by the...

Berenis Leonard demonstrated different Hispanic dance styles to ARC students. Berenis Leonard encouraged ARC to Join in during the demonstration. (Photo by Nicole Kesler)

ARC student hosts seminar for Hispanic dance styles

Nicole Kesler May 4, 2016

American River College held a seminar showcasing Hispanic dance styles and their role in storytelling last Thursday, hosted by ARC student Berenis Leonard. Leonard performed a lively presentation of...

Dancers from the Los Altenos Dance Troop wave to the students gathered to watch their performance in the Student Center during the Latino Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Simultaneous events make for a fun, busy day

Kameron Schmid October 11, 2015

The Student Center buzzed with activity Thursday as both the campus bookstore’s Student Day and the Center for Leadership and Development’s Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration went on at the same...

Dance instructor kicks off Pacific Island Heritage month with a history of the hula

Dance instructor kicks off Pacific Island Heritage month with a history of the hula

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham May 12, 2015

Clad in traditional Hawaiian dress, American River College dance professor Tyra Simoni gave a lecture on the art of Polynesian dance. The hula, the “language of the heart,” was the theme of the...

CAEB announces dance contest for May 15

CAEB announces dance contest for May 15

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels April 29, 2015

An earlier version of this story falsely reported that the end-of-the-year banquet will be held on May 5. In fact, it will be held on May 15.  The Associated Student Body Clubs and Events Board announced...

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