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Carmen Cano de Infante, nicknamed “The Godmother of Spanish Dance in Manitoba”, specializes in Spanish regional dance, especially Andalucían. Born in the southern Spanish city of Córdoba, she came to Canada in 1967 and founded the Spanish Folk Dancers of Winnipeg, Sol de España. She is a founding member of the Spanish Club of Winnipeg (est. 1977), and serves as president. In 2008, she was awarded La Cruz de la Orden del Merito Civil by his Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain in recognition for her outstanding contribution to preserving this Spanish cultural legacy.
• Antonia Garcia: Córdoba, Spain (1954–1958)
• Aurelia Amo: Córdoba, Spain (1958–1963)
• Workshops with folk dance and music teachers fromspecific regions: Sevilla; Malaga, Spain
• Yearly Summer Folk Dance Intensive Forums: Segovia;Zaragona; Torremolinos (Malaga), Spain (1954–1958)
This article was originally published in March 2009 and is reproduced with permission from The Dance Current.