Calgary Stampede Media event

2023 Stampede Parade and Prelude media event

The Hispanic Arts Society was a part of a media event to promote the 2023 Stampede Parade and Prelude on Thursday, January 26. The organizers were looking for a group to perform a cultural dance representing their culture, music, and tradition. The Hispanic Arts Society is one of the cultural organizations participating in the parade (Prelude).

We brought four dancers (Sophia Guerrero, Sofia Matos, Sarah Matos, and Debbie Diaz) from Dynamic Latin Soul to dance to a Venezuelan Joropo song called “El Jarro Mocho” by Eddie Frankie.

Dynamic Latin Soul (DLS) is a local dance company in service since 2010 and dedicated to teaching Latin dances oriented to kids living in Calgary. Kids and youth ages range from 2 to 18 who love enjoying and learning typical Venezuelan Latin dances, said Maricé Urbiba, owner and choreographer.

For over 100 years, the Calgary Stampede Parade has served as the official kickoff to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Applications for entries in the 2023 parade are now open and will be accepted until February 15.

“Along with the traditional fan favourites, we always welcome unique and creative new entries which showcase the vibrancy of not just Calgary, but also our province and country,” said Keith Marlowe, parade committee vice-chair.

The Calgary Stampede says more than 305,000 attended the 2022 parade in person, with thousands more watching online and on TV.

The 2023 Calgary Stampede runs from July 7 to 16, with the parade on July 7.

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