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Un grupo de baile folklórico!

Sí, escuchaste bien, la escuela secundaria Arcata tendrá un grupo de baile folklórico!

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Un grupo de baile folklórico!

Sí, escuchaste bien, la escuela secundaria Arcata tendrá un grupo de baile folklórico!

Además de traer más cultura a AHS. Los estudiantes tendrían la oportunidad de hacer más en su tiempo libre.

El baile folklórico es un baile tradicional de la comunidad hispana, viene desde hace muchos años atrás, fue fundado en 1952 por Amalia Herdández. El baile folklórico tiene muchos bailes tradicionales de diferentes regiones y estados de México.

Los estudiantes de Arcata High están extremadamente emocionados.  En la reunión del club Latinx y Mecha se mencionó que habrá Baile Folklórico. Es increíble la cantidad de estudiantes que quieren ser parte de este hermoso baile. Muchos estudiantes dijeron que les encantaba la idea de que habrá más de su cultura en la escuela. El baile folklórico está abierto a toda la comunidad. Quien  sea puede aprender y ser parte de el baile folklórico. Samantha Martínez-Mota fue entrevistada y le preguntaron cómo se sentía al respecto  sobre esto y aquí están algunas de sus siguientes palabras

“Creo que es una excelente manera de representar nuestra cultura porque la cultura hispana no es una gran cosa en la escuela secundaria Arcata. En todo caso, lo único que hay aquí es el club Latinx y el club Mecha’. “creo que el baile folcklorico es algo para mostrárselo a la gente” Anayeli Auza también fue entrevistada sobre cómo se sentía al respecto y dijo lo siguiente.

“Creo que es muy importante mostrar diferentes culturas en la escuela secundaria Arcata y es importante para los niños porque habrá representación y definitivamente creará un ambiente más acogedor para estudiantes que tengan vínculos o sepan de baile folcklorico” Han circulado muchas opiniones positivas sobre la llegada del baile folcklorico. Incluso si tú, como estudiante, quieres ayudar pero no tienes ganas de bailar, puedes asistir a todas las reuniones y eventos de Mecha y Latinx que se avecinan.  Muchos estudiantes incluso han dicho que no pueden esperar a que todo se desarrolle y no solo sea una idea, sino que realmente quieren que esto suceda.

A folk dance group comes to campus!

Yes, you heard right, Arcata High is starting a baile folklórico group! Along with bringing more culture to AHS, students will get the chance to do more in their free time. Baile folklórico is a traditional baile for the Hispanic community.

It was established in 1952 by Amailia Hernadez. The dance incorporates many traditional dances from Mexico’s different regions and states.

Students at Arcata High School are extremely excited. It was mentioned at the meeting of the Latinx and Mecha clubs that there will be baile folklórico and the number of students who were interested in participating as part of this dance is many people said they were looking forward to the inclusivity this new program will bring to the school.

“I think it’s a great way to represent our culture because Hispanic culture is not so big here at Arcata High,” Samantha Martinez-Mota who is in 10th grade said. “If anything, the only Hispanic things we have on the campus are Mecha and Latinx clubs.”

Spanish teacher Anayeli Auza also expressed her opinion on baile folklórico at Arcata High. “I think it is very important to showcase different cultures at Arcata High School. And it’s important to the kids because there will be representation and it will definitely create a more welcoming campus for students who have ties or know of baile folklórico,” Auza said. 

Many positive opinions have been going around about the new addition of baile folklórico.

Help this idea come together by attending LatinX and Mecha meetings. Many students are excited to see everything come together and not only be an idea.

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