Our Lady of Guadalupe Ballet Folklórico is an after school program offered to our students from 1st to 8th grade. This program is open to girls and boys who are interested in learning the arts and culture of Mexican Folkloric Dance. The students are provided with costumes for all the regional dances they are taught.
The Ballet Folklórico have been invited to dance a various colleges, universities and libraries in and around the Chicago area.
have been passed down through generations that still practice them. After the Spanish Conquest, a great influence from Europe changed some aspects of the dance. Mixing the cultures brought new styles that were of life. Ancient civilizations like the Aztecs, Mayas, and Teotihuacan's practiced dancing for different purposes. They danced during religious ceremonies, festivities, rituals, or just as a way of expression. Their traditions very characteristics of specific regions of the country where they were created. Social, political and religious changes in the country directly affect the cultural traditions of Mexico. Each one was like a step in changing the esthetics of music and dance focusing on the particularities from each era. The different collections of music and dance are reflections of all these influences in the artistic manifestations that are performed by the O.L.G. Folkloric Dancers.