Ballet Folklórico Corazones Alegres

Overview

Latino Network embraces our rich and diverse cultural traditions. Ballet Folklórico honors and promotes Mexican culture, heritage, and identity through traditional dance classes and performances for youth and the community.

Youth learn traditional dances of the various regions while gaining an appreciation for the lyrical, musical and colorful culture and traditions of Mexico. By practicing the movements, Ballet Folklórico youth learn to reveal the story of each dance while developing pride in their heritage, dignity and poise.

Program Details

Ballet Folklórico, led by renowned instructor Manuel Ramos, meets weekly for practice. Students are placed into one of two age groups—youth age 6-12 and youth 13-18. Students perform at community events throughout Portland including on the Rose Festival Foundation’s Fiesta float in the Rose Festival Parade, El Grito, Cinco de Mayo Waterfront Festival, and Latino Network’s Noche Bella Annual Gala.

Contact Joaquin Lopez at joaquin@latnet.org to learn more. 

 

Ballet Folklórico seeks volunteers to assist in making, organizing, and preparing costumes, headpieces, and props for dancers and public performances.

Thank you to our partners and funders Oregon Department of Education Youth Development Council, United Way and Multnomah County Racial Justice Initiative, Portland Public Schools, and Reynolds School District.