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Ballet Folklorico Group Performs

Ithaca Freeskool’s Ballet Folklorico group will be performing on September 15th at the Latino Heritage Month Celebration!

10258826_10152489147785159_4782094307806855651_oSince the Spring 2014 semester Juliana Garcia has been teaching a traditional Mexican dance class at Southside Community Center. Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros.

The group has added members since last semester and has performed at Cinco de Mayo at GIAC (see video) and at the Freeskool Calendar Release event. Most of the participants have had no previous experience, so we’re pretty proud of how far they’ve come. Check them out at Lot 10 at 7:20pm on Sept 15th!

Want to join the group? Check out Juliana’s class description below:

Ballet Folklorico

Who: Juliana Garcia jag394@cornell.edu

When: Thurs 7-8:30pm

Ballet folklorico is a form of traditional Mexican folk dance dating back to the ancient Aztecs. Each region within Mexico prides itself on their unique, beautiful and culturally rich dances, costumes, and music. The dancers recount every aspect of life within Mexico through their tapping feet, flowing skirts or waving sombreros. You too can be a part of the stories of love, heartache, war, celebration and much more by becoming a dancer. The dances are performed in groups as well as with a partner. No previous dance experience is necessary. Immerse yourself in a new culture while getting some fun exercise! Please RSVP to join in.

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