Friday, December 1, 2017
Free dance to follow!
Practices for the show will start September and dress rehearsals will begin late October. Dancers are allowed 2 unexcused absences before removal from the program. After signing up, your section leader will email you with specific practice times and location.
Most sections will have a costume fee. While it varies by section, participants should expect to pay around $20-$25 for costume pieces that they can keep. Your section leader will have more specifics regarding costumes.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Growing up, I went to a high school where most of the students were white and because all I wanted was to "fit in" and be like everyone else, I was ashamed of my culture and my ethnicity. I served my mission right by the border of Mexico and most of the people we taught were, of course, Mexican. Being around them and serving them helped me learn more about my culture and everything I was selfishly choosing to discard. I ended up falling in love with anything that was Mexican and when I came home, I made the decision to get involved in as many activities as I could to help me, as well as others, further learn and appreciate all the wonderful, rich art this beautiful country has to offer.
Isabel Vidal Sandoval
Hometown: Neuquén, Argentina
I decided to become a section leader because I want to share my culture with others, meet new people and learn from them, and have a lot of fun representing my country in Fiesta. I love to dance, listen to music, and whatever thing relates to music. Also, I like to read, cook, and play volleyball.
Hometown: Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Major: Chemical Engineering
I participated in Fiesta last year as a dancer, and I loved it! For those interested in learning more about cultures, Fiesta and Luau are such wonderful opportunities to do just that - and to make great friendships, too! I’m participating as a section leader this year so that I can help others experience the fun I got to experience last year in Fiesta.
Section: Dominican Republic
Hometown: The Bronx, New York
One of the first things I remember before coming to BYU was being asked, "How are you going to enrich the BYU environment?" In a school this big, thinking that I, one person, could make any kind of influence was daunting. However, when I found out that Fiesta was looking for people to be section leaders I thought, "This is it! This is how I can make an impact on my school." College doesn't last forever. As fast as we get here, we are out, and all that is left of our memory is haunting hallways and cafeterias. It is our duty then to cherish this time we have and make our mark, emboss these memories in our hearts, and take advantage of the opportunities we have to make an impact. We don't have to change the world, just the little bit of it around us.
I love to read, write, play my ukulele, and rock climb. I am an avid Netflixer and I am quite versed in the art of binge watching. I like to spread my time through Amazon Prime, and Hulu.