Folklorico dancers bring Cinco de Mayo traditions to life
By Tami Hoey
PHOENIX -- It just wouldn't be Cinco de Mayo without some folklorico dance, which celebrates the colorful tradition of Mexican folklore.
Javier Soto was joined Monday by a colorful troupe of folklorico dancers from Chandler.
"The folklorico dance is how we celebrate our culture," says Gloria Garza-Wells of the Si Se Puede Foundation. "We teach others about the traditions of our culture."
Dancers starteing as young as age 5 don the colorful costumes to tell a story through music and dance. "Every dance signifies a part of Mexico, and the dances they celebrate in those certain towns," Garza-Wells explains.
The dancers perform for multiple of events in Phoenix throughout the year.
For more information on the Si Se Puede Foundation, visit: www.sisepuede.cc