The year is 1910 and two people dance at the edge of the whirlwind known as the Mexican Revolution. Sonia de la Ontiveros is a beautiful young woman who comes to Mexico City from Sonora to be the nanny for her young cousins. Joaquin Cota is a vaquero in Chihuahua. Sonia’s uncle is an associate with Francisco Madero, the man who instigates the revolt from the oppressive regime of Porfirio Diaz. Sonia becomes involved with Captain Ramon Carvajal, a handsome young army officer but he is the epitome of the plastic, tainted society Madero struggles against. Joaquin is busy on the ranch where his family has lived for generations. He is not politically minded but he knows it is not fair that only foreigners own land in Mexico, such as the ranch where he and his family slave away yet they slip further into debt due to overbearing taxation.