Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, Inc.

"Preserving Culture One Dance At A Time"

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Vanessa Moreno is now a member of Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, Inc.
Feb 1
Tiffany Lopez-Vargas is now a member of Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, Inc.
Dec 18, 2018
Debbie Esquer-Duran is now a member of Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, Inc.
Nov 11, 2018
Vanessa Garcia is now a member of Ballet Folklorico Esperanza, Inc.
Oct 31, 2018




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                     NEW CLASSES  


CHILDENS  -  Our new class practices on Thursday evening from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at 1007 S. 3rd St, Avondale.  Children ages 5 through 18 years old are accepted from any ethnic background. Call 602-403-1575 for more information.


 A special thank you to the City of Avondale for providing  the space for our classes.

Ballet Folklorico Esperanza is the dream of Al & Kathi Soria who wanted children to know their roots. Many countries have played a part in the dances of the Mexican people. Ships brought slaves from Africa to the harbors of VeraCruz. Maximillan and Carlotta brought the Polka from Germany during their reign. Flamenco from Spain, the Minuet from France and lastly even movements from as far away as China. All these influences together make what is known today as "Baile Folklorico"

Our goal is to teach dances from all the 32 states in Mexico as well as education in geography, culture, customs and language. We will enlighten all through our colorful and entertaining performances and be "positive role models for youth in our community".

Classes are open to children from any ethnic background. Each student will perform as long as they have shown an interest and dedication to the art.

Classes focus on dance principles which build strength, balance, posture, grace and discipline. The students learn the basics of "zapateado" (footwork) then master the fundamentals of dance including skirt work, various techniques and performance styles.


Our community service project is the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery.  We do twice yearly clean ups, plant flowers and make sure it is as clean as possible.  We teach our Students this is very important to give back to the community in which they live.




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Blog Posts

Off to Disneyland Again

We are beginning to fundraise to take our students to take a dance class as Disneyland the summer of 2013.  Parents are working very hard to make this a reality for us.  We will keep you posted on our progress.

Posted by Esperanza on September 17, 2012 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

Off to Disneyland

Ever since the group was started we have promised the kids that some day we would all go to Disneyland.  We contacted the people at Disneyland about taking a class from their professionals and things just fell into place after that. Parents worked really hard to fundraise enough so that we could pay for the kids to enter Disneyland and also provide them all with a tee shirt to commerate the…


Posted by Esperanza on June 8, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Poinsettia - Mexico's Gift to the World

Pepita, a poor Mexican girl had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked slowly to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, her heart was filled with sadness rather than joy. “I am sure, Pepita, that even the most humble gift, if given in love will be acceptable in His eyes,” said Pedro consolingly.

Not knowing what else to do, Pepita knelt by the roadside and gathered a handful of common weeds, fashioning them into a small bouquet. Looking at the…

Posted by Esperanza on December 11, 2009 at 6:42pm



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