Baile Espanol

For 35 years, Baile Español has been performing traditional Spanish and folklórico dance all around Northern New Mexico, including in Los Alamos during a visit by President Bill Clinton, as well as in Texas and Colorado. Angie Miller, the leader of Baile Español, was trained by the late Lily Baca. She told Pasatiempo that the girls in her group now are her roses, and she named four women who have danced with her since they were toddlers and continue to participate as adults: Carolyn Salazar, a public school administrator; Hope Quintana, an engineer; Kristine Briceno, a local businesswoman; and Denay Griego, a college student. “Our main goal is to keep our heritage alive,” Miller said. Currently, dancers range in age from two to thirty-two years old. Baile Español performs on the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Bandstand events are free. For more information, visit www.santafebandstand.org.

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