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The Alma Folklórica dancers performed in Hughes-Strong Auditorium Sunday
to celebrate their five-year anniversary. - Scott Puryear photo

**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 machetes.

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.

 
Teri Mora, far left, and OPSU President Dave Bryant, congratulated the dancers on their five year anniversary.-Scott Puryear photo
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