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Barrels & Poles Practice
Barrels & Poles Practice

Tuesday Nights Under the Lights: Barrels & Poles Practice Come join us every Tuesday night from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for Barrels and Poles practice in the Mt Hood Center main arena. These practices are open to anyone looking to improve their riding skills.  Each rider must pay the $20 haul-in fee to attend practice.  You can book your haul-in here or Venmo $20 to @MtHoodCenter and specifiy it is for barrels and poles practice in the memo line! Please check in with Cassie Pierce upon arrival.

Ballet Folklorico Class: May 18th
Ballet Folklorico Class: May 18th

Ballet Folklorico - traditional Mexican folk dance - free classes at Mt Hood Center! Mondays & Wednesdays: Kinder - 4th grade: 3:30 - 4:15 5th grade - 8th grade: 4:15 - 5:00 High School & Adults: 5:00 - 6:15 - no sign up required -   Ballet Folklorico gives students and their families a fresh take on Mexican culture and tradition. In class, students will learn basic dance steps, sequences, choreography, and how to conduct themselves on stage. They will also learn about the different geographic regions of Mexico that the dances originate from, and why the regions have specific traditional costumes and musical styles.  There is no charge for classes, and we welcome community members and their families to be a part of the program. There will be opportunities to dance in performances at community events in the greater Portland metro area.  Music, practice skirts, props and performance costumes are provided at no charge for program participants.  About Maestra Anna Anna is a certified public school teacher and holds a current Oregon teaching license. She began at the St. John's Ballet Folklorico program in 2008. Anna studied Mexican dance at the institute of fine arts, Bellas Artes, in Mexico, and was also a performance dancer for the David Douglas Xochitl dance group in the early 1990's.  Maestra Anna's contact (text preferred) 503-858-0959 Appropriate Practice Clothes Leotards, close-fitting T-shirts (not baggy), leggings, sweatpants, or shorts. No jeans. Practice skirts are provided to use at no charge. Longer than shoulder length hair should be arranged into a ponytail, braid, or bun.  Please bring a water bottle full of water to stay hydrated.  Students are encouraged to wear character shoes with a 1 1/2" heel or purchase folklorico dance shoes online (no tap shoes please).  Girls: Josefina or TMC Dance shoes - explore options here -  Boys: TMC Dance botine - explore options here - INSTAGRAM: @stjohnsballetfolklorico FACEBOOK: @St.Johns.Ballet.Folklorico

Arena Closed 5/20 - 5/23
Arena Closed 5/20 - 5/23

Our arena is closed for an event.  Thank you for your understanding.