March 15, 2006
The Jalisco Stars, a group of Latino children from Siouxland who perform dance routines depicting the traditions and folklore of Mexico, will perform on the campus of Morningside College at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in the Randolph Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Since their establishment in 1994 as a duo of three-year-old children, the Jalisco Stars have grown to their current size of over 30 children ranging in age from five to 15-years-old. Through the years the group has performed at various schools and colleges, the Sioux City Arts Center, Cinco de Mayo parades, church festivals, and various other events. The group is directed by Rosa Loza.
The group’s philosophy is to spread knowledge of the Latino culture, to instill ethnic pride, and to keep the traditions and folklore of the regions of Mexico as interpreted through dance.