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Folkloric instructor teaches Mexican history

Students enrolled in Ballet Folklorico de Madera, a traditional Mexican dance group sponsored by the City of Madera, learn more than how to move their feet at practice.

“The students are taught dancing as well as costuming and they also learn about the history of the region of where these dances originated from,” said the group’s instructor and artistic director, Cecilia Rios.

Since 1978, Rios has taught children ages 8 to 17 traditional Mexican folkloric dance from various Mexican states.

“We’ve learned dances from Jalisco, Chiapas, Veracruz, Nayarit, Coahuila, Tabasco, and I’m going to start teaching them dances from Yucatan,” she said...


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