**For Immediate Release**
Alma Folklórica . . . What Young
People CAN Do
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 04-13-2006
by Scott Puryear
Goodwell, Okla. -- One of the most
talented and exciting groups of young people in the area
is Alma Folklórica,
a group of 20 students from Guymon High School. Alma Folklórica
gave a rousing performance on Sunday in Hughes-Strong Auditorium
on the Oklahoma Panhandle State University campus.
Sunday’s performance included
several beautifully choreographed traditional Mexican
dances. The dance steps, impressive themselves, were
accented by the patterns of the traditional dress and
numerous brightly colored ribbons. The young women twirled
around the stage in traditional attire, exquisite floor-length
dresses with whirling petticoats. The young men, who
were quite athletic and precise in their steps, performed
with numerous props, including broad brimmed hats and
The audience could not help but get
caught up in the exciting atmosphere of the Alma Folklórica
performance, and enjoyed the fast-paced performance.
Many tapped their feet and clapped their hands along
to the lively recorded music that accompanied the dancers.
Teri Mora, OPSU Director of Hispanic
Student Services, provided the commentary for the performance,
explaining that Alma Folklórica has been in existence
for five years and has performed extremely well against
other dance groups, including professional organizations.
Today’s young people will be tomorrow’s leaders
. . . and the high school students making up Alma Folklórica
show us all the promise of the future.