Ballet Folklorico of Dallas
The Ballet Folklorico of Dallas was founded in 2002 under the direction of Alice Marie Arriaga. Housed at the Ice House Cultural Center for many years decided to change their location to the West Lake YMCA to better serve the community.
The groups consist of students from 5 to 18. The talented and energetic dancers of the Ballet Folklorico of Dallas are committed to promoting cultural enrichment, awareness and to educate future generations on traditional folklorico. The group shows our youth discipline, respect, self-esteem, how to learn and grow together.
The group strives to be completely traditional to each folklorico region, practicing the dance steps that are the accepted dance norms in Mexico. Ms. Arriaga's choreography, traditional movements, patterns and vibrant costumes that are indigenous to the regions are a certainty to give audience an enjoyable performance. Costumes are brought from Mexico or made locally with careful observance to the area design to keep their originality.
The Ballet Folklorico of Dallas has made an impact in the community and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Ballet Folklorico of Dallas has appeared in frequent locations such as The State Fair of Texas, Euless Arbor Daze Festival, Ice House Cultural yearly events, Farmers Market Food Festival and Imagination Celebration. Competed in the North Texas Festival Competition winning several trophies through 2002-2005 and performed at Disney World.