Brenda Martinez Jaurrieta '13

High School: Don Antonio Lugo High School

Chino, Ca

Math and Philosophy

: Mujeres, Pulso Latino Dance Club, Rhythm and Motion Tri-co Dance Club, Bethel Academy Tutor

Dance, Culture, Spanish

Barrio Activo

I got the opportunity to enjoy an internship with Barrio Activo which is located in Mexico City. It was a mind-blowing experience. We promoted a diverse education by teaching dance methods that were unfamiliar to them, we took them out of their comfort zone for instance we taught stepping as well as choreographed African dance moves to a Latin song. By doing this we brought two different cultures together to create a dance that promoted diversity. We encouraged the youth to go out and try new things as well as encourage them use their creativity to incorporate their own style into the dances. I worked with mainly youth teaching dance which gave me a personal relationship with them that allowed me to have first hand experience in the culture differences. This was definitely an experience that taught multiple things including a few things about myself and my culture.

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Brenda Martinez