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Laura Dahl, Director
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Back row, left to right: Dora Herrera from Garden City; Daniel Guadian from Guymon; Mike Chavez from Guymon; Jose Jauregui from Guymon; Luis Lopez from Garden City; Miguel Silva from Guymon; and Instructor Alex Palencia of Dallas. Front row, left to right: Natividad Adame of Garden City; Lisa Dang of Guymon; Karina Villalobos of Guymon; Maribel Carrillo of Garden City; Exna Aburto of Garden City; Francisca Cruz of Garden City; Marisol Chavarria of Garden City; and Instructor Mary Palencia of Dallas. - Jeff Flanagan photo

**For Immediate Release**
Support Your Local Dancers!
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 07-11-06

Goodwell, Okla. — For the third consecutive year, participants in Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Mexican Traditions Workshop will present a special dance performance for the public this Friday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Hughes-Strong Auditorium. The free exhibition will showcase the talent and hard work of those attending the camp this week.

Led by Alex and Mary Palencia, professional dancers, dance instructors, directors, and choreographers from Dallas, Texas, campers are learning dances as well as the origin of each dance. They also study Mexican culture, tradition and music and create original Mexican arts and crafts plus help design and construct a backdrop for the performance. The camp is funded in part through the generosity of the Oklahoma Arts Council. OPSU Director of Hispanic Student Services, Teri Mora, is helping coordinate the camp again this year. She said, “I am excited to offer this camp every year. We expanded the area we serve this year with the addition of students from Garden City, and plan to continue to increase participation.”

In addition to the Friday performance, “Salsa Night” will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the OPSU campus. This event offers anyone interested an opportunity to learn some dance steps, meet the campers, and play games.

Everyone is invited to attend the events Thursday and Friday nights and support the accomplished, hardworking dancers.





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