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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.

These Prom Dresses Inspired By Latino Culture Is Giving Us So Much Pride

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These Prom Dresses Inspired By Latino Culture Is Giving Us So Much Pride

Prom season is officially here! So whether you are going to prom, or you’re way past your prime, these dresses inspired by Latino culture will certainly make you want to go dress shopping.

One of the reasons we love the end of the school year is that we get to see so many incredible young Latinos mark these remarkable milestones like graduation and prom by showing off their heritage and roots with so much love.

They’re incorporating lowrider prints into their looks.

@dollupbree wrote on Instagram, “So happy I was able to incorporate so many aspects of my life into one night, from the lowriders to the dress.”

Traditionally embroidered halter top with a flowy bottom is sure to turn heads.

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This is the perfect dress that would please any strict Latina mom, and yet still be very feminine.

Other mujeres are honoring their Aztec roots.

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These dresses definitely tell say “I love my indigenous roots.”

Folklorico chic makes for a show-stopping outfit.

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This honors Mexican heritage with a nod to Frida Kahlo. We also love the use of her blue belt.

These sirena silhouettes are flattering for everyone.

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If you’re looking for something modern, but still have that Latino spark, this dress is perfect. We love the hint of the bright colors.

You can depend on these designs to bring you color and comfort.

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Now we’re talking. These Mexican-inspired dresses (and vatos) are ready for a night out.

Puerto Rican blue is also the perfect hue to stun during the last dance of your high school life.

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We love the simplicity of this dress. The combo of blue and white, with a touch of red is a perfect tribute to Puerto Rico.

Who says you can wear a tropical look to prom?

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The hoop earrings make the entire look.

This is mariachi prom goals.

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If your prom date wears a mariachi suit to match your Mexican prom dress, he’s a keeper.

Which dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!

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