Rachel’s post – My school does a lot of fun things, one of the things we did was the “Chola Cuencana.” We did the dance and song called “Chola Cuencana” on November 29, 2012. All of the grades at school did research projects on Cuencana culture – Alex did a project on the sweets of Cuenca. I’m in sixth grade here and my class, Sexto B, was singing and the people from Sexto A were dancing – but some of the girls from Sexto B got to dance – luckily that included me! We had been practicing for about a week. I thought it would be a fun experience because my friends, Isabella, Martina, Ivanna and I were the ones that danced from my class. It has been almost the funnest part of the year for me. One of the best things about dancing for me was dressing up and really feeling like a girl from Cuenca (that’s the meaning of Chola Cuencana). Many of the indigenous ladies today still wear the Chola Cuencana.