We're gearing up for this weekend's 21st Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival, debuting at 7 PM Saturday right here at chandlercenter.com. Need to brush up on your dance moves so you can move with the music? We've got you covered. Join Vanessa Ramirez, Executive Director and founder of Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli, as she demonstrates the steps of a traditional Mexican folklorico dance from Chiapas. The video gives a deeper understanding of this beautiful dancing tradition, while also giving the opportunity to dance along.
Ballet Folklorico encompasses multiple Mexican regional traditional dances that have been influenced by that regional local folklore. Each dance is illustrated through different zapatedo (footwork) and choreography that imitates animals from that region such as horses, iguanas, and vultures.