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Tradicion Latin Dance Team

Tradicion members

Tradicion Latin Dance Team services the university by performing at the WIU campus as well as the city of Macomb and surrounding communities. Tradicion Latin Dance Tream brings to the area unique Latin dance performances and cultural activities that serve as educational programs to the community. As to the individuals that participate in the dance troupe, it gives them a sense of pride to express their heritage. Tradicion membersIt is important to keep those traditions on the forefront so they will not be forgotten by the next generation. The dance team is a very diversified group, as not all members identify within the Latinx community or start with dancing abilities. This is an indication of how other students have embraced our culture and the environment Tradicion provides. We have very few students that have the knowledge of the traditional Latinx dances, and we rely on these students to teach the others. The creative process passes on through the students from one academic year to the next.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

LASO members

The Latin American Student Organization’s objectives are to provide a scholastic, cultural, political and social environment; to nurture unity and pride among Latinx students at WIU and to concentrate on the recruitment of Latinx students to Western Illinois University. LASO has many events during Hispanic Heritage Month, Homecoming and throughout the academic year. One of LASO's annual programs is Flores de Cultura, a cultural pageant highlighting the unique aspects of Latin American countries. 

Contact Info

Casa Latina Cultural Center
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455

E-mail: casa@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3379
Fax: (309) 298-2567

Office Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.