With an invitation to continue their training and share what they have learned with the new generations, 21 certificates were awarded today to female and male students who completed the program of studies at the Municipal Dance Center in the disciplines of Classical Dance, Contemporary Dance, Mexican Dance, Spanish Dance, and Jazz-Tap.
The Municipal Dance Center, a project inaugurated by Mayor Renán Concha Concha in 2015, contributes to high-quality artistic education, emphasizing values and providing a suitable environment for the development of students in Mérida.
Irving Berlín Villafaña, the Director of Culture, accompanied by representatives from the Yucatán State Department of Education (Segey), led the event, highlighting the comprehensive education, support, and parental guidance that enabled the young graduates to fulfill their dreams. He also emphasized the responsibility now placed on the graduates to share their passion for the art of dance.
He recalled that the Mérida City Council, in addition to its 25-year history of providing public services in Mérida, decided to play a role in the fields of art and culture, recognizing that citizens hold Mérida in their hearts, giving it identity and a way of life.
“This is a day of joy. Today, as daughters and sons of Mérida, you will have the responsibility to share the knowledge gained at this Municipal Dance Center.”
On behalf of the proud graduates, Carlos Mauricio Sierra Calderón recalled their first days of classes and emphasized the great importance of dance in education and personal development. In addition to physical, educational, and cultural benefits, dance improves the process of socialization, helping children and young people form stronger bonds of friendship with their fellow group members.
During the event, Luis Alfonso Álvarez Arceo, the coordinator of Strategic Programs at Segey, acknowledged the Mérida City Council and the Culture Department for the work done by the Municipal Dance Center, which has become a national reference for the positive outcomes achieved through good governance.
He also encouraged continued investment in ongoing training and urged those who received their certificates to pass on their great passion to the new generations of children and young people, inspiring their interest in the culture and art of dance.
During the ceremony, Janet Amairany García Quintal received her certificate after 12 years of studying classical dance.
In contemporary dance, certificates were awarded to Jessica Valeria Finney Rodríguez, Paulina Isely Ku Carrillo, Jafet Isay Pereira Gonzalez, Janneth Marian Sandoval León, and Andrea Fernanda Terán Lara.
In Mexican dance: Gilary Vanessa Estrella Dorantes, Lizely Estefanía Kin López, Kelly Naomi Lugo Sandores, Karla Ivonne Paredes Ruiz, and Carlo Mauricio Sierra Calderón.
In Jazz-Tap Dance: Danna Thaily Bojórquez Segura, Ana Laura Cabrera Uc, Valeria de Jesús Martínez Carrillo, Jessica Naomi Orozco Älvarez, Janet Amairani Villalobos Ferráez, Luz María Yam Uicab, and Reyna Joselin Vivas Arcique.
In Spanish Dance: Daniela Burgos Medina, Angélica del Carmen Negrón González, and Annette Magaly Rosado Marave. The program of studies for these last four disciplines spanned eight years of preparation.
The event took place at the “Nina Shestakova” Arts Theater at the Municipal Dance Center.