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September  2014                                                                          Louise Reichlin & Dancers 


Ballet Folklorico Pasión de Mi Tierra will perform at the Crafted Preview
* Alvas Showcase Preview for the  
SP ♥ TriArt Festival
* Crafted at the Port Preview for the
SP ♥ TriArt Festival

* Dance Schedule
*Music Groups selected for SP ♥ TriArt Festival   
Friday Sept 12, Alvas Showcase Preview for SP ♥ TriArt Festival
Come see a free preview from a few of the 20 dance companies featured in SAN PEDRO TRI ART Festival on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm.


Louise Reichlin/ LA Choreographers & Dancers, returns for their 7th year at the Festival with her nationally known company, featuring joyous modern and contemporary dance. She will preview "Continuum", at Alvas.  


Jrick and the Hot Flashers (formerly the Post Pros) is headed by John Richard Edwards (AKA Jrick) just retired after 30 years as Deputy Director of Engineering for Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center. Today, at the age of 68, he is a professional hip-hop teacher, choreographer and dancer and the group has won three television competitions, landing in two Michael Jackson Videos and appearing on Modern Family. They are a resident company of Alvas School of Dance.


ENCORE Dance Company was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director Marie Hoffman and Managing Director Diane Makas. Marie is an award winning choreographer, and their company comes is the professional division of the Dance Department at the Academy for the Performing Arts in Huntington Beach.


San Pedro City Ballet, directed by Patrick and Cindy Bradley, was founded twenty years ago and is housed in San Pedro Ballet School in San Pedro. Misty Copeland is among the many successful dancers to emerge from SPCB.


Other groups at the TriArt will range from Tap of Hiroshi Hamanishi and Tap Overload to Krumping by The Underground to Blues by ENCORE Dance Co to Modern by Lula Washington Dance Theatre to aerials by Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts.  


Featured music group is The Black Tongued Bells sponsored by the office of Don Knabe.

This year the SAN PEDRO TRI ART Festival, a free family event featuring dance, music & crafts is on Saturday & Sunday, September 27-28 at the Ports O' Call Village, Special Events Dance Stage, 1199 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731.


See them here first at Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. 8th St. San Pedro 90732. Alvas is a sponsor of  the 2014 Festival.


Go to for a complete schedule of Dance and Music activities.

Quick Moves
Saturday, Sept 13, Crafted at the Port
Dance Companies Performance Schedule
The Music Groups
Auditions for 2 Dancers.
Special Thanks to our Supporters
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Saturday, Sept 13, Crafted at the Port 
Preview of SP ♥ TriArt Festival 
This is a free preview on September 13 at 1:00 pm to showcase from the 19 companies featured in the SAN PEDRO ♥ TRI ART Festival. Peoples Place San Pedro brings audience participation with Jan Kain and a country western performance with her partner, Steve Lelevier. Louise Reichlin/ LA Choreographers & Dancers, returns for their 7th year at the Festival with her nationally known company, featuring joyous modern and contemporary dance. New this year are the Ballet Folklorico Pasión de Mi Tierra directed by Gabriel Avila. Pasion's mission is to maintain, expose, and share the rich cultural traditions of Mexican folk dance, and music through performances and educational workshops. Their photo opens the E-news.

Crafted is at 122 E. 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 9073

Dance Companies Performance Schedule for the Triart Festival
At the festival this year, you can expect to be enchanted by the wide range of creativity and talent presented by our dancers, musicians, and art vendors. The Dance and Music Directors are curating a diverse range of dance styles and companies including modern, contemporary, tap, ballet, jazz, krumping, country western, aerial dance and ethnic dances including Folklorico, Uzbekistan, and East Indian and a variety of music styles. This year the festival features 19 dance performances by some of the most well known of our companies as well as some giving their first performances at the Festival.

Here is the performance schedule.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Dance Performance Times:


Please keep in mind these times are approximate as there will be drawings for free prizes throughout the day, which shift the time slightly. Please go to "Meet the 2014 Dance Companies" on the web site for portraits of each.




1:00 pm-Degas Dance Team

1:15 pm-San Pedro City Ballet

1: 25 pm-Dance Department / Idyllwild Arts Academy

1:35 pm-Rubans Rouges Dance Company/ Noelle Andressen

1:45 pm-Gulistan Dance Theater

2:00 pm-Kenneth Walker Dance Project

2:15 pm-Navarasa Dance Theater /Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda

2:35 pm-The PGK Dance Project/ Peter G Kalivas

3:05 pm-Tap Overload

3:25 pm-The Underground Street Dance Co

3:45 pm-Peoples Place


Sunday, September 28, 2014, Dance Performance Times:


1:00 pm -Ballet Folklorico Pasion de Mi Tierra/ Gabriel Avila

1:15 pm-APA Repertory Ensemble

1:20 pm-Jrick and the Hot Flashers Post Pros

1:30 pm-ENCORE Dance Company

1:40pm-Lula Washington Dance Theatre

2:15 pm-Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni

2:30 pm-Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers

3:05 pm-Hiroshi Hamanishi

3:30 pm-Ruby Karen Project/ Orange County Aerial Arts


See more about them by clicking below.

Meet the 2014 Dance Companies

TriArtNew 13-14
TriArt Dance from Previous Years
See youtube site for credits

The Music Groups
 Here is the music schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday outdoors at Ports O'Call:
4:30pm to 5:20pm - Blue Eyed Son (Rock)
5:30pm to 6:30pm - Prestige Worldwide (Rock, covers)

Saturday at San Pedro Brewing Company:
10pm to 1am - Warehouse One (Rock/Ska)

Sunday outdoors at Ports O'Call:
4:30pm to 6:20pm - Black Tongued Bells (Blues / Rock'n Roll)
6:30pm to 7:15 (Sunday Sunset Set) - US 99 (Blues)

More about the artists coming soon.     

The Black Tongued Bells. See our website for more on this group,
Auditions for 2 Dancers
            This is our 35th year, and we are expanding and still looking for several more male or female dancers who are available for our rehearsal times Tues/Thurs/Sun from 10am-1pm. See auditions notice here. Contact Louise Reichlin at 213-385-1171 or email.

Special Thanks to our Supporters

Special thanks to you for your support!
Please continue to contribute and consider raising the amount if you are able.
If you shop at Amazon, you can enter through  AmazonSmile, and .5% of your purchase will be donated to us! This link includes our 501C3 # which is 95-3509028.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and DCA City of Los Angeles grants are all matching grants, and will go  towards both the TriArt Festival in September and our organizational activities.  
Our school activities funded by Don Knabe's Educational Partnership Grant need matching funds. We also have another matching grant form DCA City of LA for a school residency in the Valley.

LA C&D is funded in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. LA C&D has also received a Music in Public Places award from the LA County Arts Commission District 4 office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. Other major sponsors of the TriArt Festival include: Joe Buscaino, LA City Council Member District 15, Don Knabe, LA County Commissioner, Jayme Wilson, Ports O'Call Restaurant & Spirit Cruises, Matt Lincir/ Alvas, James Brown Brewing Company, and Joshua Stecker, San Pedro Today.
Please visit our web site to donate. Thank you so much to our current supporters!! 



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Louise Reichlin, Director

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/LA Choreographers & Dancers


LA C&D Board Members

Louise Reichlin, Joanne DiVito, Betty Castaneda, Hiroshi Hamanishi, Loretta Zerby, Tamara Shayne Kagel, Aliza Lesser


LA C&D 2014-2015 Dancers

Kirby Harrell, Coree McKee, Steven Nielsen, Elizabeth Ann Poinsette, Tonya Vivian, Kistina Pressler