Keeping heritage alive: Azteca Dance Troupe colorful

Azteca Dance Troupe members, from left, Chris Rodriguez, Jada Smith, Alexus Bono, Francisco Meza, Alex Valverde, Ashley Salgado, Nino Valle and Juan Herrera take part in a recent rehearsal at Newton High School. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Young ladies moved their feet to the beat of music from Mexico, as flashes of swirling dresses and ribbons in yellows, oranges, greens and blues seemed to mimic a flock of birds in flight, ever changing shapes but moving as one. Young men, their partners, did a variety of dances, as well, stomping or moving about rapidly, all the while


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