A Bit of Mexico in Ocala
They came all the way from Mexico showing off their song and dance.
And what better audience than Elementary Schoolers-- who take performing arts very seriously.
"You could tell by their hoots and hollers that they are very excited about it," Madison Street Academy Principal told TV20.
The academy is a performing and visual arts magnet school. And it was obvious Monday afternoon while the tiny audience members tapped their feet and danced while showing their interest in the performance by the "Quetzalli" Folkloric Ballet from Veracruz, Mexico.
"It's very interesting and there's a lot of unique stuff in Mexico, " Brandon Anderson, a Madison student said.
And the exchange was mutual.
"It was wonderful to see how they respect our culture and there's the exchange between what they know about us and that we can show them," performer, Diana Luz Gonzales Cevallo told Tv20.
The group brought some of the children on stage and showed them a typical "La Bamba" dance where they learned how to tie a bow using only their feet.
The performers are touring Florida, hoping they can connect with people through their song and dance.
"The music in the ballet is something spiritual, something exciting. It's something beautiful," performer, Miguelangel Delgado Calderon told TV20.
The group put on a full show at the Fine Arts Auditorium at the College of Central Florida Monday night.
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