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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Via Dance

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As part of its Spirit Week celebration, Great Neck Road Elementary School celebrated Multicultural Day on Oct. 17 by having students and staff wear colors that show their national heritage. In addition, the school hosted a multicultural assembly that celebrated Hispanic heritage. The program – presented by the Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company – taught students about the music and dance of the Hispanic culture. The narrative highlighted various aspects and techniques of the dances and linked them to the many cultures that came together to form the Hispanic world and the Spanish language. The assembly concluded with the students on stage learning a short choreography from the various Spanish speaking countries: merengue from the Dominican Republic, salsa from Puerto Rico and rumba from Cuba.