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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 African music ensembles at the Cypress Recital Hall on April 24. The students of the music education...

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 department and are presented by Luis J. Rodriguez, a new professor this semester at CSUN. They have...

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 clubs to be established on campus in 2001 and it has attracted many students who were interested in ...

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 heels across the floor like the finger-snapping of a beat poet. There is a sharp progression, the tapping...

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 of students, the group welcomes alumni, faculty and community members who have a passion for...

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.

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 the 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN), an event free to the public that celebrates Filipino c...

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