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Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Christkindlmarkt 2019 Season Guide: Things to Do

Leah Tan and Victoria Nopporn

November 19, 2019

The Carmel Christkindlmarkt reflects the Christmas market tradition in Saxony, Germany during the middle ages.  You can buy German or handcrafted holiday gifts and ornaments, eat delicious holiday food, and experience other fun activities like the outdoor rink. The Christkindlmarkt is located at 10 Center Green, ...

#BoysDanceToo: With upcoming winter performances, male performer, dancers’ experiences contrast female counterparts

#BoysDanceToo: With upcoming winter performances, male performer, dancers’ experiences contrast female counterparts

Christian Ledbetter

November 15, 2019

With December approaching, dancers everywhere are beginning preparations for Nutcracker performances. Despite the importance of the male lead of the prince in this ballet, people still view dance as a feminine activity. This is nothing new. On Aug. 22, ABC’s “Good Morning America” (GMA) found...

Charisma dance team continues to perform choreographed dances

Charisma dance team continues to perform choreographed dances

Hannah Gretz

September 25, 2019

On Friday, the charisma dance team will perform for the first time this year for the whole student body.  “We are performing at the pep rally on Friday for homecoming,” said second-year veteran member and senior Avery Iverson. “I am so excited to show everyone what we have been working on.” ...

CHS’s Got Talent: In honor of season 14 finale of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), we talked to students on Expressenz dance team who took part in the season

CHS’s Got Talent: In honor of season 14 finale of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT), we talked to students on Expressenz dance team who took part in the season

Marissa Ryan

September 20, 2019

How did going on AGT impact you personally? Personally, it just made me feel like all my hard work was paying off. Like I said before, we train for 25 hours every week, so sometimes it can feel like all of your hard work is for nothing. This experience showed me that hard work really does pay off. ...

Charisma hopefuls prepare for 2019 season

Hannah Gretz

May 20, 2019

With 17 school days left, charisma dancers and students are looking ahead to next school year and the return of the charisma dance season.  Team members have been individually and personally preparing in hopes of becoming a dance team member. “It’s so fun dancing,” dancer and junior Maddy Ma...

Coquettes team works into new year

Hannah Gretz

January 21, 2019

With the arrival of 2019, the coquettes dance team has worked to successfully transition into the second half of their 2018-2019 dance season. With this, they are preparing for performances during basketball games, and other school events, such as Dance Marathon. “It is going so well so far,” memb...

Accents start new year and semester with competition season

Accents start new year and semester with competition season

Alina Yu

January 18, 2019

As 2019 begins, Accents continue preparing for their competition season this semester. With their first competition on Feb. 16, according to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the all-girls choir practices day and night on their competition set. Stella Dennett, Accents dance captain and senior, said, “I am...

Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones

Turning it Around: Dancer, junior Kendyl Smith commends creation of pointe shoes in new skin tones

Kendyl Smith

December 13, 2018

I am excited that different shades of pointe shoes and tights that match diverse skin tones are being produced, especially since the art of ballet itself is expanding into other genres. I believe it is the perfect time to start infusing different skin tones of pointe shoes to match the diverse ways o...

Coquettes season in full swing

Coquettes season in full swing

Hannah Gretz

December 2, 2018

With winter sports in full effect, the coquettes dance team has the opportunity to take the floor and showcase their choreographed dances during home basketball games. “It is going so well so far,” member and junior Maddy Massa said. “Practices are super fun and productive.” This year marks Massa’s third...

Coquettes begin their 2018-2019 season

Hannah Gretz

November 17, 2018

Winter sports are officially underway at this school, marking an official start to the 2018-2019 coquettes dance season. Students were able to tryout for this winter dance team during the week of fall break, ending with 15 girls on the team. “It is going so well so far,” member and junior Maddy Ma...