Ballet Folklorico Workshop

We are very excited to announce that Graciela Vega will be offering a Ballet Folklorico Summer Workshop virtually to our community.  Focusing on songs and dances from the state of Jalisco, which honor work, farming tools, and the farming environment, these workshops connect us to the rich agricultural and multi-cultural heritage of our own community through traditional Mexican folklorico dancing. Funding for these classes has been made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. 

The first workshops will be available virtually, on Graciela Vega's YouTube page. 

This Week's Video

Special Day of the Dead Edition: In Honor Day of Dead 2020 Día de los Muertos en Honor- Dance, Poetry, Interviews
Want to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with dance? Graciela Vega will teach traditional dance from the Michoacan region in this week’s special edition of Ballet Folklorico virtual class. 

Previous Week's Videos

Week One: Beginning Dance Class Educational
Week Two: Beginning Dance Class #2
Week Three: Beginning Dance Class #3
Week Four: Beginning Dance Class #4
Week Five: Dance Class 5 Footwork & Review
Week Six: Danza de Los Campesinos -Michoacán and Review
Week Seven: Ballet Folklorico Class 7
Week Eight: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 8
Week Nine: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico focusing on Jarabe Tapatio
Week Ten: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 10

Week Eleven: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 11
Week Twelve: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 12
Week Thirteen: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 13 El Gusto
Week Fourteen: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 14 for Educational Purpose
Week Fifteen: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 15 Focus Pasacalles
Week Sixteen: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 16 Review Jalisco
Week Seventeen: Jalisco Review: El Pasacalles, El Gusto, El Jarabe Tapatio, El Tranchete, Las Alazanas, El Relámpago,
and La Botella
Week Eighteen: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Michoacan and Jalisco Review
Week Nineteen: Interview with Lupita Figueroa
Video is in Spanish language only
Week Twenty: Lupita Figueroa Workshop Colima 
Video is in Spanish language only
Week 21: Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 21 Maestro Aldo Valenzuela Focus is Michoacán 
Workshop on the Viejitos of Jaracuaro Part 1 of 2 
Video is in Spanish language only
Week 22: Interview with Master Dancer and Teacher Aldo Valenzuela and dance workshop for The Viejitos of Jaracuaro.(Part 2 of 2) Video is in Spanish language only. 
Week 23 - Introduction to Ballet Folklorico Class 23 Michoacán Danza de los Sembradores