This Elementary School Held A Flash Mob Where Kids Dressed Up And Danced To Selena And Celia Cruz And I’m Crying At My Desk
The fear of losing our Latinidad as our kids learn to assimilate to American culture is very real. As new and older generations come and go, younger Latinos born in the U.S. are less likely to speak Spanish, and know how to cook certain recipes or the moves of certain dances. Fortunately, one elementary located in the city of Los Angeles, California is taking literal steps and classes to ensure la cultura never dies.
In a recent post to the elementary school’s Facebook page, little kids are seen putting on a performance of Selena’s “La Caracha.”
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In the video posted to Facebook, dozens of kindergarten students from Euclid Avenue Elementary are seen dancing along to “La Carcacha.” While the boys wear leather vests, the girls are suited up in outfits that channel Selena’s purple jumpsuit.
But the display of vida did NOT stop there.
The event soon turned into a display of Afro-Latina celebration when the school’s second graders turned up for Celia Cruz
Like just LOOK at all of those little Celia’s in training dancing to “La Vida Es Un Carnaval.”
And because the party could just not stop the school’s First Graders danced to “Un Poco Loco” from Coco.
Honestly, my heart is about to burst watching these little guys expertly dance to the “Coco” theme song. And not only are the kids wearing the sweetest traditional outfits the little boys are wearing fake guitars!!!!
Guys!! And The Third Graders Dance the Tarantela!
And there goes my heart. Bursting into a million little pieces and being simultaneously full again.