Arcadia High School

Orchesis Dance Company


About Us


The Arcadia High School Orchesis Dance Company has been entertaining the city of Arcadia for over 40 years, pushing the boundaries of high school dance to a more professional and elite level. Orchesis is a unique and specialized program which most high schools do not provide to their students. We pride ourselves on artistic growth, development of leadership skills, and creating productions of the highest quality. 

Throughout the year Orchesis participates in many performances, showcasing over twenty pieces that are seen by thousands. These include assemblies, the Charity Dance Show, the Orchesis Spring Production, the AHS Dance Department Spring Dance Recital, and various outside performances around the Southern California area. Orchesis members have the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers from the LA area. Student choreography is heavily incorporated and encouraged, fostering creativity and choreographic skills. All dancers have the opportunity to have their pieces selected and featured in our two annual shows.

The program allows students to explore and develop their potential as dancers, artists and students. It is our mission as a Dance Department to continue the growth of the Orchesis Dance Company and to provide our students with the highest level of dance training. Above all, we would like to provide a space for students to be free, to feel valued, and to be able to grow as individuals.

Orchesis Virtual Spring Showcase

Mark your calendars! Orchesis is hosting the Orchesis Virtual Spring Showcase on Friday, April 30th, 2021. Please join us for a free performance consisting of projects choreographed and edited by Orchesis members, directors and guest choreographers! 

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Our Motto

words of wisdom to inspire and guide us this year

"Live for Now"

““The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” -Buddha

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