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Mexican Folklórico Returns During Lunches

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Dancers from Stony Point, Cedar Ridge, and Round Rock High School came to Westwood and performed their culturally unique dance routines during lunch on Sept. 10 and 11. The team of dancers have been practicing since the beginning of summer to prepare for performances in January and May, but also for our school. Their program is meant to raise awareness, specifically at Westwood, at the lack of classes for their style of dance and promote their All-District team and encourage students to join.

“Lots of students don’t have room in their schedule to join the class, so we’re giving them the chance to actually dance with us after school and be a part of something,” Jasmine Soto ‘16 said, one of the dancers from Stony Point.

Many of the students were intrigued with the performance, cheering after every song. The dancers claimed the reaction the audience gave was much better than what they’ve received from other crowds in the past, proving the enthusiasm from the students was exceptional.

“I thought it was really cool and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Mikayla Piwonka ‘19 said. “I would love to see it again.”

Although there was a positive reaction from most students, many still have an adverse opinion on adding a class dedicated to this type of dance to Westwood.

“I don’t think anyone would really do it, but it’d be really cool if we did have it,” Kate Connors ‘18 said.

Not only did the dancers perform for Westwood students, but they came together and presented their dance for all the teachers in the Round Rock district in August.

“I think that culture is such a big part of Texas that them maintaining that culture is such a great thing for them and all our students to be doing,” German teacher Frau Melgar said.

Photos by Donatella Voss

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