Monday, September 23

Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors,
 explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature.
 (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Hui O ‘Imiloa educates and empowers students through hula dancing

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors, explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature. (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Hui O' Imiloa's hula dance lesson, in which instructors taught the Waiahole, took place Nov. 14. Megan Elliot, one of the instructors,
 explained the cultural significance of the dance, which tells a narrative about nature.
 (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin and Photo Illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruin Rhythm Operation’s Oct. 15 rehearsal was their first tap rehearsal of the year in Kaufman Hall. The session included heel-toe rhythms and tap dance moves like pull back and draw backs. Many dancers wore sleek, metal-bottomed shoes and ruffled or patterned socks. (Photo by MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Bruin Rhythm Operation’s tap routine is a step up in difficulty

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Bruin Rhythm Operation’s Oct. 15 rehearsal was their first tap rehearsal of the year in Kaufman Hall. The session included heel-toe rhythms and tap dance moves like pull back and draw backs. Many dancers wore sleek, metal-bottomed shoes and ruffled or patterned socks. (Photo by MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruin Rhythm Operation’s Oct. 15 rehearsal was their first tap rehearsal of the year in Kaufman Hall. The session included heel-toe rhythms and tap dance moves like pull back and draw backs. Many dancers wore sleek, metal-bottomed shoes and ruffled or patterned socks. (Photo by MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: ICARUS’ complex jazz routine requires flexibility beyond most novices

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

ICARUS Contemporary Dance Company's audition routine consisted of jazz choreography to a catchy Britney Spears tune. The routine involved lots of skyward leaps, kicks and trials of flexibility. (Photo by Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoand/Assistant Photo editor)

The Chinese Cultural Dance Club held an audition workshop Oct. 7.  During the workshop, attendees learned two different pieces of modern choreography that were influenced by different Chinese traditions from various areas and time periods. (Photo by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor, Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Chinese Cultural Dance Club fuses diverse traditions with modern dance

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: The Chinese Cultural Dance Club held an audition workshop Oct. 7. During the workshop, attendees learned two different pieces of modern choreography that were influenced by different Chinese traditions from various areas and time periods. (Photo by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor, Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Chinese Cultural Dance Club held an audition workshop Oct. 7.  During the workshop, attendees learned two different pieces of modern choreography that were influenced by different Chinese traditions from various areas and time periods. (Photo by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor, Photo illustration by Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Dancesport Club at UCLA instructor Taylor Daymude taught cha-cha at the group's first lesson of the quarter. The workshop focused on the fun and flirtatious Latin dance style, taking on a particularly beginner-friendly approach. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Dance Break: Rhythm and math form the fundamentals of Dancesport workshop

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Dancesport Club at UCLA instructor Taylor Daymude taught cha-cha at the group's first lesson of the quarter. The workshop focused on the fun and flirtatious Latin dance style, taking on a particularly beginner-friendly approach. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Dancesport Club at UCLA instructor Taylor Daymude taught cha-cha at the group's first lesson of the quarter. The workshop focused on the fun and flirtatious Latin dance style, taking on a particularly beginner-friendly approach. (Photo by Mackenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras attended a Bruin Bhangra workshop, in which she learned how to make the bouncy and high-energy movements of the Punjabi dance style. The workshop's instructor, Aneet Sidhu, took a beginner-friendly approach to teaching the workshop, frequently repeating the dance moves for the group. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Dance Break: Bruin Bhangra workshop teaches bubbly, beginner-friendly movements

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycare-like dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras attended a Bruin Bhangra workshop, in which she learned how to make the bouncy and high-energy movements of the Punjabi dance style. The workshop's instructor, Aneet Sidhu, took a beginner-friendly approach to teaching the workshop, frequently repeating the dance moves for the group. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras attended a Bruin Bhangra workshop, in which she learned how to make the bouncy and high-energy movements of the Punjabi dance style. The workshop's instructor, Aneet Sidhu, took a beginner-friendly approach to teaching the workshop, frequently repeating the dance moves for the group. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin, Photo illustration by Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant photo editor)

Columnist Christi Carras attended a workshop by Korean dance group Koreos on Oct. 2. Though new to the K-pop inspired choreography, Carras eventually immersed herself in the carefree, flirtatious nature of the dance moves she learned. (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor and Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Dance Break: Koreos workshop embraces inner K-pop star, adventurous movements

Daily Bruin columnist Christi Carras’ limited dance background consists of bingeing episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” grapevining her way through high school show choir and stumbling through rehearsals at a daycarelike dance studio until the age of 8. Read more...

Photo: Columnist Christi Carras attended a workshop by Korean dance group Koreos on Oct. 2. Though new to the K-pop inspired choreography, Carras eventually immersed herself in the carefree, flirtatious nature of the dance moves she learned. (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor and Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Columnist Christi Carras attended a workshop by Korean dance group Koreos on Oct. 2. Though new to the K-pop inspired choreography, Carras eventually immersed herself in the carefree, flirtatious nature of the dance moves she learned. (Photo by Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by Michael Zshornack/Photo editor and Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)


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