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Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
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12th Birthday Celebration & Performance

On Sunday, September 13, 2009, our Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center celebrated our 12th Anniversary, birthday style with cake and candles, and music and dance performances by our company and cultural arts students. This event, free and open to the public, gave everyone in our community an opportunity to experience Puerto Rican culture at its liveliest! Approximately 200 drove in from as far as Houston, Fort Worth, Killen, and Kerville to our celebration which featured a "Bombazo" (Bomba Dance) and gave our guests a chance to sing and dance with us before the drum!

We were surprised by special guests who came out to give us wonderful gifts -- Lorraine Torres, Champeon Youth Trovadora from Puerto Rico came to Austin to sing a Decima for our birthday! Pepe the Parrot delighted the children with a REALLY BIG Puerto Rican Flag Birthday cake -- a donation by Fiesta Mart (complete with lots of extra stripes!) -- along with a buffet of refreshments! News8 Austin brought their TV cameras and joined the fun! Free and open to the public, this event demonstrated our continued committment to share our culture with our community, and hand down our beautiful heritage to a new generation! We closed our birthday event with a Taino Areito, a suite of ceremonial dances open to all, that began in prayer to thank Semijn (God) for 12 beautiful years!

Happy 12th Birthday, PRFDance!!

Thank you God, for getting us to this place!

For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13, Austin TX 78702-3738 (Map & Directions)
Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728-4555
Phone: +1.512.251.8122      Email: dance@prfdance.org          Web: www.prfdance.org     
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