Students bring dance to Spanos

Cal Poly students are prepared to dance the night away at this year’s sold-out spring dance concert, “Catalyst.” With performances on May 24 and 25, the concert will feature various dance styles including modern, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, jazz, tap, hip…

From chair to center stage

In the weeks leading up to their annual show, the dancers of Cal Poly’s dance company, Orchesis, spent 16 to 18 hours a week in Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre polishing their choreography. Orchesis dancer and biological sciences senior Misty…

Best Sorority Dance Crew Slideshow

Cal Poly Fraternity Theta Chi held a “Best Sorority Dance Crew” competition February 13.

Orchesis Dance Company Auditions Slideshow


Theatre and dance department puts modern twist on classic play

In Greek, the word “antigone” means unbending. And in the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by Sophocles — which will be performed in the Spanos Theatre Nov. 18 to Nov. 20 — that’s just what the main character Antigone had to be to honor her brother.

Orchesis director turns passion into career

Like many college-aged students, Diana Stanton wasn’t sure what type of career she wanted to pursue in her early twenties. A competitive gymnast early on, Stanton didn’t know that her brush with modern dance at a community college was her ticket to eventual success in the academic world.

‘Shimmy Shake Shine!’ dazzles crowds with dance and song

From July 8 to July 31, Shimmy Shake Shine! by accomplished choreographer Suzy Miller dazzled crowds with its seemingly random yet unified collection of 35 dance and song numbers.

Dance welcomes all levels of skill

Cal Poly’s Dancesport Team more then doubles in membership this year.

Dance styles to converge at fundraiser

Learn By Dancing is a “WOW” and open house fundraiser with lessons on three distinct dance styles.

Student creativity to be ‘unleashed’ in spring dance concert

Student dancers and choreographers showcase their talents in Cal Poly’s annual Spring Dance Concert, which features a variety of dance genres, Saturday night.

Jazz dance concert looks to be a swinging good time for all

The University Jazz band will be attempting to take their audience back in time and get them out of their chairs at its annual swing dance concert in Chumash Auditorium on Friday April 24.