South High School dance student Aline Moreno
teaches dance steps to Washington students.
Tuesday, May 12, the students of Washington School for Comprehensive
Literacy were privileged to watch and dance with the Hispanic South
High Dance Students. The students from South, Freddy Maritnez, Marilyn
Suarez, Aline Moreno, Nayeli Escobar and Anahi Escobar along with their
instructor, Leticia Moreno visited Washington as part of Cinco de Mayo
The dancers focused on two areas of
Mexican culture. The first was Jalisco, and secondly Veracruz. The
dancers did a variety of dances commonly used in those two states of
Mexico. The first was the Jarabe Tapatio better known as the Hat Dance.
The girls showed off their beautiful attire in the La Negra (The dance of the Mexican Lady).
students then changed into the white attire to demonstrate two more
dances, The Tilingo Lingo, a pre-wedding dance, and finally the La
Bamba wedding dance where they used their feet to tie a knot in a
ribbon that was lying on the floor. They could only use their feet to
tie the knot. Both couples were successful.
the South High students completed their group dances they mingled with
the Washington student body and taught the students some dance steps.
Washington loved the opportunity to share a cultural dance experience
with the South students.