(Gillette, Wyo.) The turnout for the cultural dance performance of Las Angelitas Unidas y Los Rayos del Sol was impressive.
People in Gillette piled onto the Rockpile Museum lawn to see the dancers perform Mexican dancing. The event even brought out some people from out of state.
Twyla and Garry Wesson were in Gillette for a family member who was getting married. With some time to kill, they went to the museum and decided to check out the dancing.
The dancers performed sets of dances from various states in Mexico, such as Yucatán and Chihuahua, showing the diversity of the culture across the country. Between sets, the performers changed into dresses that fit the region’s customs.
The nonprofit dance group began as a Cheyenne junior high club in 1999, and they’ve been a nonprofit since 2007. Since then they’ve performed all over this region of the country.
Their name means The Little Angels United and the Rays of the Sun.
Nicole Cordova, director of the nonprofit dance group, said they had never come this far north. And they were very happy with the turnout.
“I loved it. It as awesome,” she said.
Black Hills Energy supported this free event.