Thursday, March 13, St. Rita will host a Folklóric Dance performance that will be put on by a group from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. The group's mission is to develop ballet folklórico programming to show appreciation for the Mexican culture. As a performance group, the members have the opportunity to perform traditional folkloric dances from different states and regions of Mexico. Established in 2002, the group receives artistic direction from guest choreographers from dance companies across Texas and Mexico. In eleven years of existence, the group has performed at numerous events. Audiences range from elementary, middle, and high school students in Austin, Texas, to the St. Edward’s University community during festivals and Christmas Posadas, to private events, conventions and festivals. The group has also performed at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, placed 1st in the Amusement Division of the Battle of the Flowers Parade 2006 and 2007, and 2nd place in 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2013. They have toured Mexico and in March, 2010 and 2011, the group was invited to perform for King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.