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USA, Chicago, July 2nd - 23rd, 2009. For almost 20 years, Polo Garcia, a professional dance teacher from "America Baila," has been giving traditional South American dance lessons at various Pilsen and Little Village schools, including Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, whose turn-of-the-century auditorium is featured here. Garcia, who is Mexican, does the research for these dances in-person, makes the costumes himself, and provides free summer classes. He works with Claudio Rabadan, a former Saucedo student, and professional instructor Ruben Pachas from Peru. Photographs for HOY by Jay Dunn.
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