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CSUN World Music Ensemble brings traditional African dance to campus

Several students pictured playing marimbas
Violet Canelo April 25, 2016

  Traditional singing, dancing musicians and loud rhythmic drumming occurred during the CSUN World Music Ensemble. Students in the music education program performed various Japanese Taiko and...

Healing workshop helps men explore feelings, issues

Students sit in a classroom while a man stands in the front
Michael Herrera April 21, 2016

A series of workshops titled, "Men's Healing Circle," encourage male students to speak openly about the issues they face in their everyday lives. These workshops are sponsored by the Chicana/o Studies...

Hip-hop club tunes into the beat

Members of the CSUN Hip-Hop Club practice a dance routine in the Motivation Studio at the SRC. Club members cherish the relationships they form with one another and the happiness they gain from performing.
Allessandra Lopez November 19, 2014

Photos by Alex Vejar Dancing is a source of happiness for CSUN Hip-Hop club members. They thrive from this highly personal outlet of self-expression through dance. This was one of the first dance...

Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

Nicolo Socola/Daily Sundial Sergia Louise Anderson, owner of The Vertitude, a pole dancing studio, shows off her talent with an aerial pose.
Nicole Socala April 14, 2014

A stream of blue lights reflects across the mirrors in the dimmed studio perpetuating a Zen feel, similar to a yoga class. Stretching ensues for thirty-minutes, followed by the gradual progression into...

Gala Flamenca dances across VPAC stage with style

Photo courtesy of VPAC, Jesus Vallinas
Nicole Socala March 16, 2014

The curtain is raised and a single beam of light spills over Carlos Rodríguez, a member of the renowned flamenco dance group Gala Flamenca. He moves his hands towards the light and suddenly clicks his...

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN promotes community and culture

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN promotes community and culture
Jonathan R. Diaz December 2, 2013

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN has been a part of the campus community since 1970. They perform traditional Mexican dances, or ballet folklorico, from various regions of Mexico. Though composed primarily...

30th Annual CSUN Powwow attracts hundreds from the community

30th Annual CSUN Powwow attracts hundreds from the community
John Saringo-Rodriguez November 30, 2013

American Indian dancers and singers wore their intricately-patterned garb and gave traditional performances for the hundreds of spectators during the 30th Annual CSUN Powwow. The event was hosted...

Matadors light up the Oviatt Library lawn for Big Show

Megan Diskin October 6, 2013

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Let’s go clubbing with the CSUN ballroom dance club

Let's go clubbing with the CSUN ballroom dance club
Michelle Dominguez September 25, 2013

Club president Yvonne Diaz talks about the stress relieving benefits of ballroom dancing. Members learn dances from swing to merengue and travel around the state to different competitions.

CSUN students experience a taste of NYC at Matador Nights

CSUN students experience a taste of NYC at Matador Nights
Areli Rodriguez April 28, 2013

By Champaign Williams April 28th, 2013 Section: News CORRECTION: In the video, Randy Sorenson's title is USU event assistant, not lead event assistant. The University Student Union was filled...

Students celebrate culture with dance at Pilipino Cultural Night

Students celebrate culture with dance at Pilipino Cultural Night
Jorge Neri April 3, 2013

As darkness looms over Matador Square on April 1, performers fill the scene, wearing hoodies and sweats. The sound of rhythmic drumming complete the night. An estimated 50 members are preparing for...

CSUN Student Profile: Kathleen Jaffe

CSUN Student Profile: Kathleen Jaffe
Jennifer Zeitlin February 1, 2010

Kathleen Jaffe is a senior at Cal State Northridge majoring in theater. In addition to going to being a full time student Jaffe also makes time for her second love, flamenco dancing. Jaffe says that...

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