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Latin Dance Society to expand presence on campus

Nov. 19, 2004

By MARCY GARCIA, reporter

Since their founding in 2001, the Latin Dance Society has evolved into a well-known organization dedicated to Baylor and the community.

Claudia Campos, a Houston senior and president of the Latin Dance Society, said the organization always has made an effort to perform community service, but members have re-committed to serving the Baylor and Waco communities. This semester, members have volunteered at the Methodist Orphanage, Sul Ross Elementary School and University High School, and they have plans to visit a local nursing home in two weeks.

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According to founding member Rebecca Longoria, a Houston senior, the dance society was originally started by a group of friends whose main interest was to teach the various Latin dances to their peers. The group Since their first performance at Diadeloso in 2001, Latin Dance Society has really gained momentum. They now perform regularly at Chapel, Diadeloso, Fiesta on the River, Late Night at the SLC, Hispanic Student Association's Latin American Cultural Festivals and in the Baylor Homecoming parades.