Today was Culture Fun Day. We started the day by making masks with Dario Victoriano a.k.a. Gato, who is a champion mask maker for carnaval. Each of us got to make our own masks out of clay of our own design.

Then we learned two types of cultural Dominican dances – merengue and bachata. We had a great instructor, Paul Rosado, who kept us all on our feet and got everyone dancing. We were really proud of the group who all danced on their own and even in pairs!

Lastly we prepared our English lessons so that we can begin teaching tomorrow at the local school. We ended the day with our nightly meeting where we discussed the importance of culture, how culture brings people together, and what we can do to preserve and learn more about culture.