Ballet Folklorico

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Introduction

Welcome to our vibrant and culturally rich Ballet Folklorico program at Studio C! Prepare to embark on a captivating journey into the heart and soul of Mexican folklore and dance. Get ready to immerse yourself in the colorful tapestry of traditions, rhythms, and movements that define this extraordinary art form!

Ballet Folklorico is an enchanting blend of Mexican folk culture and dance, beautifully woven together with ballet characteristics. In this class, your child will have the opportunity to delve into the captivating world of baile folklórico, where they will explore the rich heritage of traditional Latin American dances.

Our students thrive in this class as they discover the artistry of skirt and arm placement, carriage, beginner footwork, and performance presence. They will learn the intricate details that make each dance unique, embracing the pointed toes, exaggerated movements, and highly choreographed arrangements that are the hallmarks of baile folklórico.

The origins of baile folklórico can be traced back to the pioneering work of Amalia Hernandez, who founded her dance company in the 1960s with a group of passionate dancers. Since then, baile folklórico has become a beloved art form, representing the diverse cultures and regions of Mexico, the Southwestern United States, and Central American countries.

Each region has its own distinctive dances, reflecting the rich tapestry of local folk culture. Through Ballet Folklorico, your child will have the opportunity to explore these unique dance styles, donning vibrant costumes and moving to the rhythms that reflect the living cultures of their respective regions.

In this fusion of cultures, elements from various traditions blend together to create a language of movement that inspires and represents regional, national, and personal notions of beauty and entertainment. Your child will have the chance to express themselves artistically, embracing the diverse influences and celebrating the rich tapestry of Latin American heritage.

At Studio C, we provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where cultural diversity is celebrated. Our experienced instructors are passionate about preserving and sharing the beauty of baile folklórico, guiding your child every step of the way. We value the safety and well-being of our students, ensuring proper technique and injury prevention are always a priority.

Join us in our Ballet Folklorico program at Studio C and let your child’s spirit soar as they dive into the vibrant rhythms and captivating movements of Mexican folklore. Enroll today and be part of a rich cultural journey that celebrates diversity, artistry, and the joy of dance!

Teachers

Genafe Martinez

Dance FAQ: Your Essential Guide to Frequently Asked Questions!

Why should I learn to dance?

We know that the study of dance can give unlimited amounts of poise, grace, beauty, and strength, which are requisites to a healthy and self-assured attitude at any stage of life.

Our aim is to give our students the best dance education possible through our professional instruction and personal attention. From our tiniest 1 & 2-year-old dancers to our high school big personalities and distinguished adults, we strive to offer more than just a “dance class” experience here at Studio C.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to teaching strong work ethic, character, personal confidence, good hygiene and nutrition, physical strength, and respect all while having fun!

When do classes begin and how long is each class?

Our regular season is from September 11, 2023 - JUNE 1, 2024. We offer small summer sessions and camps each year as well. Dance lessons are held once a week. Most classes are 45-60 minutes in length (unless otherwise stated).

Is there an age limit or range?

We have classes for children starting as young as 6 months old, with a caregiver, in our “Dance With Me” program. At age 2, children can begin taking classes independently. We offer classes in many styles for children and adults. 

What should I wear for class?

Our dress code can be found on our policies page as well as in the description for each class when you are registering for class(es).

What team opportunities do you have at Studio C?

Studio C is proud to offer performance and competition opportunities to our top dancers in jazz and hip hop. Students are selected to participate at the end of each season for the following year. See our Performance Teams Page for more information.

Where can I buy dance shoes and attire?

Dancers can be custom fitted/sized for dance shoes at our open house prior to the beginning of the season. We also have dancewear, bags, and tights in stock at our Floresville downtown location.

What types of dance do you offer?

We offer a wide range of dance styles. See our list and class descriptions here:  Dance Classes at Studio C

Do you accept people with disabilities?

We strive to make accommodations for all individuals who desire to dance. Please Contact the studio to discuss how we can help you with your special needs.

When is the recital?

Recital Dates are subject to change based on auditorium availability. Any changes will be communicated promptly. The Spring Recital date is tentatively set for the 1st Saturday in June. See our Recital Page for more up-to-date information.

What is your attendance policy?

Students are expected to attend classes for which they are registered. If a student misses 4 consecutive classes without making formal arrangements with studio instructors and/or administration, his/her space will be forfeited in the class for the next month. Students with excessive absences will not be permitted to perform in our annual recital. 

See our Policies Page for more information.

Are parents allowed to stay in class to watch?

“WATCH DAYS” will be the first full week in November and April. This is the lesson parents and visitors are welcome to view in class. Remember, this is your day to see your child’s progress.

Please do not disturb the class by visiting amongst yourselves. Turn the ringer on the phone down. Please keep your little ones seated and quiet. In other lessons, parents are asked to walk their child inside the building and then wait in the waiting room, run a quick errand, or treat themselves to a walk around the block! This enables the dance instructors to keep the attention of the students, as well as helps those who may be a little reluctant to feel more at ease.

OUR SEASON IS

September 9, 2024 - May 31, 2025

ENROLLMENT OPENS JUNE 24 FOR RETURNING STUDENTS & JULY 1 FOR NEW STUDENTS !
Dance lessons are held once a week. Most classes are 45 minutes in length (unless otherwise stated.)
Tuition is drafted on the 1st day of every month.

Other Classes

Combo Class
Tap
Ballet
Jazz
Little Bops
Hip Hop
Lyrical
Acro
Ballet Folklorico
Contemporary
Performance Teams
Toddler Creative Movement

Studio C is the Premier Dance Studio in South Texas!

Floresville Studio

Main Location: 246 Paloma Drive
Floresville, TX 78114

Downtown Location: 1101 C Street, Floresville, TX 78114 

Karnes City Studio

102 S Market St, Karnes City, TX 78118

Phone

210-902-0763

Email

floresvillestudioc@gmail.com