Entertainment is everywhere in Oaxaca. Parades, fiestas, music, dancers. This day of my visit was one for dancers. Earlier in the evening we enjoyed a group of seniors performing in the zócalo. These darling couples drew a large crowd and performed elegantly.
Then on the return to my home stay we ran into another dance performance at the Plazuela del Carmen Alto. Children were the stars of this performance which included a deer dance and a lively party dance featuring gorgeous costumes, much twirling and a stellar jester. This was a frolicking dance that the kids enjoyed performing and the audience loved. The master of ceremony was our little jester who took command. This little man was a true performer. Hopping off the stage and into the audience with a whistle blaring, bells jangling and eyes twinkling, he kept the crowd moving, clapping and laughing. He and his friends were irresistibly charming.