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Raza College Day 2012 (Part 3) (Submitted by Vi Le)
Raza College Day 2012 (Part 2) (Submitted by Vi Le)
Performance at Raza College Day 2012 (Submitted by Vi Le)
I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.– George Balanchine (Submitted by Alejandra Gutierrez)
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what...– Ruth St. Denis (Submitted by Alejandra Gutierrez)
I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.– Friedrich Nietzsche (Submitted by Alejandra Gutierrez)
If you had asked me a year and a half ago if I ever saw myself dancing Folklorico, I’d probably ask “Folk-whoda-wada?” I didn’t discover folklorico, it discovered me and I haven’t been the same since. The summer before I transferred to UCSB, I started taking lessons at the same dance company as one of my best friends. It was the most challenging and amazing...
Raices de mi tierra provided me with a safe family environment my entire college life. I had come from a small high school, so seeing thousands of people was very scary. I had heard that there were sororities and dance groups, but nothing seemed to catch my attention. I remember walking to class and passing by their booth. I was unsure of what to do. It was the only folklorico group that I had...
My name is Jose Mejia. I was an active Raices member from 2000 to 2004. Even though I was never a student of UCSB I considered myself and felt part of the school by being part of Raices. I originally didn’t want to join the group since I was only going to UCSB to visit my then girlfriend, who is now my wife, Ana Mejia. I had danced in high school and loved it, of course, but didn’t...
Raíces de mi Tierra is UC Santa Barbara’s folklόrico group. Established in 1990, we are a completely student run organization consisting of UCSB students and community members. With our passion, dedication, and positive role-modeling we spread knowledge of this beautiful Mexican folk dancing through teaching, performing, and community service. The group is usually around 40 members strong...