Participants in the Programs are MCPS students that showcase popular Latin dances as well as live a healthy mental and physical life. Dance becomes a vehicle for increased cultural awaremness and pride while fostering exercise and having fun. Participants learn teamwork and gain leadership skills in preparation for competition with individual dances and dance teams from other schools. The artistic progress and continuous improvement in dance technique have a positive impression in each participant's personality, manners and etiquette. Students also learn to be part of a team, to be responsible, on-time, respectful to their team members, adults and their parents.