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PHOTOS: Nicaraguan dance troupe visits students at John Stark

  • Nicaraguan dancers with the Daughters of Corn dance troupe teach Spanish language students some simple steps during a classroom visit at John Stark Regional High School in Weare on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Spanish language student Allie McKean is shown how to move her hands and skirt in sync with the dance steps she has learned from Francis Arguello, a Nicaraguan dancer with the Daughters of Corn, during a classroom visit at John Stark Regional High School in Weare on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Spanish language student Jaziah Hooper dances with Marilyn Barquero, a Nicaraguan dancer with the Daughters of Corn, during a classroom visit at John Stark Regional High School in Weare on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Friday, September 29, 2017

Dancing was the lesson of the day for Spanish language students at John Stark Regional High School in Weare on Wednesday. Desks were pushed aside as everyone, teachers included, lined up to learn a few steps of a Nicaraguan traditional folklore dance from the visiting Daughters of Corn dance troupe. The group, which is in the United States for a 2-month tour, spent time with Weare and Henniker students this week to share Nicaragua’s traditional cultural dance and talk about the work their organization, a New Hampshire non-profit called Compas de Nicaragua, does for women in their country. The troupe will break out full costumes for public performances in the area this weekend. They will be at Music on Main Street in Henniker on Saturday at 11 a.m., the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord on Sunday at 7 p.m., and the Silver Arts Center at Plymouth State College on Monday at 7 p.m. More information can be found at compas1.org.