Ballet Folklorico Class: May 16th Event

Ballet Folklorico Class: May 16th

STARTS May 16, 2022, 3:30 pm
ENDS May 16, 2022, 6:15 pm

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)

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
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Boys: TMC Dance botine
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INSTAGRAM: @stjohnsballetfolklorico
FACEBOOK: @St.Johns.Ballet.Folklorico

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