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Celebrando Tradiciones

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $15

25th Anniversary of The Guadalupe Dance Company

Friday, September 16, 2016

7:00 pm Pre Show Pachanga & Silent Auction

8:00 Performance

9:30 Post Show Fiesta

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Celebrando Tradiciones, a celebration of Mexican dance and music by The Guadalupe Dance Company accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de America. This performance commemorates the Guadalupe Dance Company’s 25 years of existence on Mexican Independence Day: Diez y Seis de Septiembre.

The Guadalupe Dance Company premiered its first performance in celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day in September of 1991. Now 25 years later the Guadalupe Dance Company celebrates this milestone with a dance performance that includes new work taught by Mexican choreographers from the Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos (ANGF) and cherished pieces by the company including Danzas Aztecas.

The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a pre-show pachanga and silent auction. Food and drink will be for sale, as well as specialty regional gifts in the silent auction. The dance performance will begin at 8pm, with a post show fiesta to follow. This festive event will be filled with the flavors, sounds, and movement of Mexico!

Post show, we will celebrate the Guadalupe Dance Company’s 25th birthday with cake provided by Nothing Bundt Cake and Lisa Sweets!


Viva Mi Cultura: Celebrando Tradiciones

Free lecture demonstration September 15 at 10am

In addition to the public performance on Friday night, a free educational demonstration will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 10 am. Open to educators, students, and interest groups, the free one-hour lecture demonstration features members of the Guadalupe Dance Company presenting traditional dances, costumes and music of Mexico. Audiences will have the opportunity to watch the dancers perform traditional dances of Mexico, volunteer for a “mini” dance class on stage, and participate in a question and answer session with the dancers at the end of the performance.

To reserve your seat, please contact Belinda Menchaca, Education Director at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at 210-271-3151 ext. 225.


ABOUT THE DANCE COMPANY: The Guadalupe Dance Company, based out of San Antonio, Texas, is the professional dance company of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Unique among the nation’s dance ensembles, the Guadalupe Dance Company is one of the leading professional Folklorico and Flamenco companies. Founded in 1991, the Dance Company produces original contemporary and traditional dance productions throughout the year. Performing in and around San Antonio venues, the Company has been invited to dance for The Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M, The Tejano Music Awards, the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth and the Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX to name a few. The Dance Company has also had the great honor to share the stage with the San Antonio, Houston and Nashville Symphonies. In addition, the Company has also been invited to perform for local and national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show and Despierta America and was also featured in the dance segment of traveling media exhibition CHICANO NOW!

Having kicked off 2016 with a collaboration with the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio in January, this year has proven to be a busy year for The Guadalupe Dance Company! Among the highlights include performances with the San Antonio Symphony and Mariachi Campanas de America for Fiesta POPS 2016 at The Tobin Center.



Please help support the Guadalupe’s youth arts education programming  by purchasing a raffle ticket for only $10! Lucky winners will receive either the  GRAND Prize of an Americus Diamond Pendant Necklace valued at $500,  a $150 Visa Gift Card or a $75 Visa Gift card! Raffle tickets can be purchased at Galeria Guadalupe ( 723 S. Brazos,  M-F 9:00 a.m. -4:30p.m.). Drawing will be held on Diez y Seis de Septiembre after our Celebrando Tradiciones event!  A Special Thank you to Americus Diamond for their generosity.

Raffle Tickets Only $10!

First Prize: Americus Diamond Pendant Necklace

Second Prize: $150 Visa Gift Card

Third Prize: $75 Visa Gift card


Silent Auction Items:

James Avery
(1) Sorrento Necklace w/Onyx
(1) Sorrento Hook-On Bracelet
Value: $289
Kendra Scott
(1) pair of Elle earrings in Coral.  Iridescent Agate- 14k gold-plated brass
(1) Rayne Necklace in Coral
Value: $110
Children’s Book Basket includes:
Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskiin
Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White
The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson
Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamra Ellis Smith
The Bubble Wrap Boy by  Phil Earle
Running Out of Night by Sharon LoveJoy
Skies Like These by Tess Hilmo
The Wand and the Sea by Claire M. Cater
(2) Capture Your Thoughts Notepads
(1) Box of Mini Color Pencils
(1) Mini Graphic Pencil
Value: $150
Date Night Basket Includes:
(1) Bottle of White Wine
($20) Gift Certificate to The Esquire Tavern
($20) Gift Certificate to Liberty Bar ( not pictured)
Value: $60
GCAC Basket Includes:
Veladora Candle
(1) TCF 3-day pass for 2017, (1) CineFestival pass ( not pictured)
GCAC Fall Season Brochure
Chicana Love Forever Coffee Mug
(4) Tickets to Generation N concert
(2) Tickets to Jaleos: Flamenco Dance Performance
(2) Tickets to Nuevo Chican@
Value: $200
Babilon Guitar
Babilon Black Guitar with  signatures of Tejano/Conjunto Artists such as:
Bene Medina
Ricky Guzman




Thank you to our sponsors!



September 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $15


Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
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