Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘dancing’


Swing to Big Butter

Swing to Big Butter
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The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association likes to go big. Big as in big bands. Listening to the horns and saxophone or the harmony of Doo Wop singers feels like Benny Goodman or The Five Satins reincarnated. On March 18, PBDA holds its once-a-month ballroom dance event with a freestyle foxtrot lesson from 7:30-8 p.m., followed […]

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

Apparently, we have Winter Solstice on the brain as this is the third article in this week’s edition of Hometown Pasadena in which we mention this “shortest day of light.” Christina Sirgun Powers of Yoga for Balance in Altadena has been teaching kundalini yoga for twelve years and on December 19, she’ll be up at […]

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

Step Afrika! at Caltech

Step Afrika! at Caltech

What do you call a tap dance with no shoes? A band with no instruments? According to Caltech, you call it Step Afrika!, a Washington, D.C.-based troupe of professional steppers. Steppers? Steppers. Stepping is percussive dance—kicking, stomping, clamping, chanting—sans shoes, and with, as the name suggests, an African dance heritage. Step Afrika! purports to be […]

Etiquette: Job #1

Etiquette: Job #1

As a Mother of Boys — or a MOB — I feel like I have a duty to prepare my sons to take their place in society someday as informed citizens, productive employees, and really excellent dates. While teaching them about voting and completing chores may seem more important than, say, the art of small talk, […]

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