Dance I-Ballet Folkloric (One Credit)
Mexican Folk dance or baile folklórico allows students from all backgrounds to experience and understand dance as a component of the Mexican heritage, giving Mexican-American students particularly a special opportunity to identify with and learn about their culture. The class includes principles of Mexican folk dance including basic movement techniques, basic skirting styles, rhythms, regional dance forms and styles, and cultural context.
Dance II-Ballet Folklorico (One Credit)
Prerequisite: Ballet Folklorico I or audition
This class builds upon the basic movement techniques, skirting styles, and regional dances learned in level I.
Dance III-Ballet Folklorico (One Credit)
Prerequisite: Dance II and /or audition
The class includes principles of Mexican folk dance including and reinforcing basic, intermediate and introducing advanced movement and footwork techniques, rhythms, regional dance forms and styles, cultural context and advanced work of skirting.
Dance IV-Ballet Folklorico (One Credit)
Prerequisite: Dance III-Ballet Folklorico and audition
The class builds on the principles of Ballet Folklorico I, II, and III reinforcing basic, intermediate and advanced movement and footwork. Composition in various rhythms, regional dance forms, style and cultural context will be explored.