Arcadia High School

Orchesis Dance Company

2021 - 2022

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Arcadia High School’s Orchesis Dance Company has graced the stages of Arcadia for over 40 years. Originally, Orchesis Dance Company was a club for students who wanted to further their modern dance skills. Over the years, Orchesis has evolved into a unique program that teaches its dancers artistic growth and leadership skills, pushing the boundaries of high school dance to a more professional and elite caliber.

During the school year, Orchesis hosts and participates in many performances, such as Arcadia High School assemblies, the Charity Dance Show, the Orchesis Spring Production, the Arcadia High School Dance Department Spring Dance Recital, and multiple outside productions across Southern California. These performances showcase student-choreographed pieces, as well as pieces created by renowned and professional dancers/choreographers in the Los Angeles area. Student choreography is not only incorporated into the Orchesis Dance Company program curriculum, but heavily encouraged. Company members receive choreographic workshops and opportunities, fostering their creativity and growth in their skills as choreographers and dancers. 

This specialized program allows students to explore and develop into leaders, artists, and individuals. The mission of the Arcadia High School Dance Department and Orchesis Dance Company is to push our dancers, continue their growth, and provide the highest level of dance training and opportunities. Most of all, we strive to create a safe space for our students to be free and open, to feel valued and heard, and to be able to learn and grow. 

UPCOMING events

Charity Dance Show

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For the first time post-pandemic, Arcadia High School’s Dance Department is hosting its annual Charity Dance Show live and in-person! To provide comfort and safety for all those attending, we will be having two performances on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the AHS Performing Arts Center! This show features Beginning and Intermediate Dance students, as well as members of the Orchesis Dance Company. It is sure to be a night to remember with exhilarating performances of all dance styles. 

After a long awaited return to stage, the dancers could not be more thrilled to bring this performance to you. The night will be full of electrifying performances for all to enjoy. It has always been the Charity Show’s mission to give back to the community and inspire change through the art of dance!

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Our Motto

words of wisdom to inspire and guide us this year

"Never Back Down"

"It always seems impossible until it's done"
-Nelson Mandela

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