Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet the first traditional Mexican dance group in Roanoke

Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 11:25 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Dream Dance & Fitness LLC has started a new traditional Mexican dance Group and they stopped by WDBJ7 for a special performance.

Ernedy Rosas, Lizbeth Martines, and Saheli Vilchis have been practicing a folklore dance from Chiapas, Mexico for Months.

Founder Marina Trejo along with retired instructor Erendy Rosas, are leading the dance group and shared more about the traditional dress donated by Sarita Stevens Lastrapes. Trejo is also the chair for Leading Latinas, a youth mentorship program with Latinas Network.

“It’s something new that Dream Dance has to offer for the Hispanic Community and the rest of the community who wants to see and educate themselves about our traditional dance that represents different states from Mexico. This is centuries, and centuries, and centuries that we as you know as Mexican you know that our country represents every single state with a different dance,” said Trejo.

You can watch them perform at the Local Colors Hispanic Heritage Month festival scheduled for next Saturday.

Watch the following video to see the interview in Spanish.