Mexican Folklorico Dance Classes for Kids & Teens

Mexican Folk (Folklorico)

Ballet Folklorico encompasses multiple Mexican regional traditional dances that have been influenced by that regional local folklore. Each dance is illustrated through different zapatedo (footwork) and choreography that imitates animals from that region such as horses, iguanas, and vultures.

Beginning Mexican Folk – Technique & Performance

The class focuses on performance using the footwork “zapateado” technique required for Mexican folk dancing. Females will learn skirtwork “faldeo” techniques appropriate for the regional dance taught. Students will learn from the 32 regional state dance repertoire. The class prepares students to perform for events or dance recital. Materials: Black folklórico shoes or boots (botines) & folklorico practice skirt for girls. Class will conclude with an all-school dance performance.

Saturdays, 12/7 – 3/7.  9:00AM – 11:00AM

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Advanced Mexican Folk – Technique & Performance

The class focuses on advanced level footwork “zapateado” technique required for Mexican folk dancing. Females will learn advanced level skirtwork “faldeo” techniques appropriate for the regional dance taught. Students will learn from the 32 regional state dance repertoire which prepares students to perform for events or dance recital.  Materials: Black folklórico shoes or boots (botines) & folklorico practice skirt for girls. Instructor will announce if any additional materials and/or props will be required. Class will conclude with an all-school dance performance.

Fridays, 12/6 – 3/6.  7:00PM – 9:00PM

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Ballet Technique with Baile Sorpresa

In this class, students will be introduced to ballet technique in addition to dance routines from various other genres. Students will also learn how to put together their own dance routines. Dance styles covered in this class include Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Folklorico, Flamenco, Latin dance, and more. Materials: Ballet dance attire with pink ballet slippers for girls; black shorts & white t-shirt for boys with white/black socks & black ballet slippers. Tap/folklorico shoes & folklorico practice skirt are optional.

Wednesdays, 12/4 – 3/4.  7:00PM – 8:00PM. Ages 7-12

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