"We get kids from every walk of life. Some are white, black, Asian. Some come from Mexican families, others come from other kinds of Latin families. We have a little bit of everything," Gonzalez said. "We're diverse, and we're proud of it."
Annie Keller said she appreciates what the sense of family does for the dancers. She said the various performances allow the children to work and be rewarded. For example, Folklorico recently performed at the Indianapolis Zoo and then got to tour the zoo.
"We practice year-round, so these are things they're always working on," Keller said.
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Festival of Trees Events the rest of the week u Tuesday -- General admission from 4 to 7 p.m. u Gruenewald House Style Show 11:30 a.m. u Jazz bands in theater at 7 p.m. u Wednesday -- General admission from 4 to 7 p.m. u City choirs in theater at 7 p.m. u Thursday -- General admission from 4 to 7 p.m. u Madison County choirs in theater at 7 p.m. u Friday -- General admission from 4 to 7 p.m. u Bonnie and Sheri's Dance and Gymnastics in theater at 7 p.m. u Saturday -- General admission from noon to 7 p.m. u Lapel Community Band in theater at 6:30 p.m.