What is Danza?
Aztec/Mexica Dance is an ancestral and cultural legacy that our grandmothers and grandfathers passed on to us to honor the energy of Tonanzintlalli – Mother earth or Mother Nature.
Aztec/Mexica Dance are movement that represent the four elements: fire, wind, water, and earth. Some steps resemble a sacred animal like the eagle, jaguar, crocodile, rabbit, hummingbird, etc. There are also steps that resemble medicinal or sacred plants like the reed or flower.
Danza is to discover your native roots. It’s discipline, it’s love, it’s a lot of work in community, it’s to study, to help others, it’s hope and leadership.