Dance Troupe:

Lluvia de Estrellas

Dance Troupe: Lluvia de Estrellas

Formed in November of 2005 in the City of Lynwood.

Lluvia de Estrellas is composed of various levels of dancers and disciplines.

The ages of the dancers range from 5 to 17 years of age. Some of the dancers’ dance experiences range from 6 months to 12 years.

The specialties of the dance group range from Nayarit, Yucatan, Jalisco, Guerrero, Baja California Norte, Michoacan, Veracruz, Chiapas, Sinaloa, and Tamahulipas.

The dances are very traditional as well as the costumes are authentic. The dancers learn the origin plus the history of the dances.

Lluvia de Estrellas has performed for many various events:

Channel 52 Telemundo: “Cada Dia con Maria Antonietta” California Senator Martha Escutia City of Huntington Park Chamber of Commerce sponsored events Plaza Mexico, Lynwood Various school functions

Lluvia de Estrellas welcomes new dances and challenges to increase the dance experience. New students as well as dancers are always welcomed to join in our beloved dance troupe.

If you have any questions or request information, please feel free to contact us at:

Martin Salgado (323) 496-3922

Sonia Matamoros (562) 355-1001

E-mail address: zitlaquiahuitl@verizon.net

Martin Salgado

Martin Salgado was born in the town of Tecuexcontitlan, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

He began his dancing career in 1987 in high school. He studied at the University of Guerrero. There he learned various dance disciplines, studied the arts such as painting, ceramics, drama theatre, cinematography, costume design and decorations, stage designing, and choreography,

With the teachings he learned,he was able to launch his own dance troupe, “The Macolxochilt Dance Academy, which translated from the Nahualt dialect means “Five Flowers”. With this dance troupe, they were fortunate enough to travel to various states in Mexico, such as Morelos, Chilpancingo, Acapulco, Siguatanejo, Colima, Jalisco, D.F., Veracruz, and Tlaxcala, to compete and participate in various dance functions and presentations. They were well received at these events.

Mr. Salgado immigrated to the United States in 1997 and quickly began teaching dancing in various dance troupes around Southern California. In November 2005, he launched the Grupo Folklor de Danza Regional “Zitlalquiahuitl” which also means, “Lluvia de Estrellas”.