Main Stage

Grupo Folklorico Mexcaltitán – 11:00 AM

Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán is from Inglewood, California, and was formed by a group of young people who were eager to express their culture and make a difference in their community.  Group started in 1996 and members range from the youngest child to the oldest adult and everyone in between.  The objective of Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has been to disseminate the culture, history, and traditions of Mexico through the use of music and traditional dances.  Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has participated in various presentations and at different venues within our state. Some have even taken part in competitions as well as in festivals, conventions, private parties, and local social events.  The dances, music, and costumes that are added to our repertoire have been carefully researched by our Director and Founder Eleazar Rodarte former member of “Instituto de Investigación y Difusión de la Danza Mexicana Asociación Civil – IIDDM. ac.

 

 

 

 

Tradición Dance Company – 11:30 AM

Since its inception in the year 2010, Tradición Dance Company has grown it repertoire. Tradicion prides itself in being part of the Pomona, CA community and is formed by children, youth, and adults who share the same interest in Mexican culture. The dancers not only learn about the art form of Mexico, but also keep themselves occupied by gaining knowledge of dance skills and techniques. Tradición Dance Company has impressed many audiences through the years, and will continue to do so by sharing the beautiful dances of Mexico.

 

 

Grandeza Mexicana – 12:00 PM

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is a non-profit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003 with currently more than 40 dancers.  The company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture.  Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana’s work is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present.

 

 

 

Resurrección Mexican Folk – 12:30 PM

Since its inception in the year 1961, Resurrección Mexican Folk (formerly known as Ballet Folkórico Resurrección) has grown to over 40 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 21. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta , to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community. Being a dancer himself in various professional dance companies throughout Los Angeles, Mr. Valpuesta recognized that Mexican folk dance was evolving to incorporate other dance disciplines involving a more theatrical style. Mr. Valpuesta has incorporated intensive ballet training into regular rehearsals. This has marked the definite style and direction that Resurrección Mexican Folk is known for.

 

 

 

Grupo Folklorico Mexcaltitan – 1:00 PM

Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán is from Inglewood, California, and was formed by a group of young people who were eager to express their culture and make a difference in their community.  Group started in 1996 and members range from the youngest child to the oldest adult and everyone in between.  The objective of Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has been to disseminate the culture, history, and traditions of Mexico through the use of music and traditional dances.  Grupo Folklórico Mexcaltitán has participated in various presentations and at different venues within our state. Some have even taken part in competitions as well as in festivals, conventions, private parties, and local social events.  The dances, music, and costumes that are added to our repertoire have been carefully researched by our Director and Founder Eleazar Rodarte former member of “Instituto de Investigación y Difusión de la Danza Mexicana Asociación Civil – IIDDM. ac.

 

 

 

Paso De Oro – 2:30 PM

For over 30 years, Award winning Ballet Folklorico Paso de Oro under the direction of Alicia Mendibles has been performing for audiences throughout California. Paso de Oro sets out to entertain culturally diverse communities by celebrating Mexican traditions and a rich cultural heritage through dance.  
 
Paso de Oro is constantly recognized for it’s unique and outstanding costume designs. The numerous awards that Paso de Oro has earned proves that they have what it takes bring out the best dancer in any student. Our students come from Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles Area, including Whittier, South Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada, La Habra, Avocado Heights, Montebello, South El Monte, La Puente, Cerritos, Norwalk, El Monte, West Puente Valley, Pomona and Downey, California.
Paso de Oro’s/ Steps Of Gold repertoire is centered on the regional dances of Mexico and Latin Jazz ranging from traditional to contemporary dances. Our Studio recently returned from an international dance competition in Las Vegas  with 22 awards in Ballet Folklorico, Brazilian Samba, Flamenco, Lyrical, Bachata, Cumbia and Salsa.  Previous audiences have included the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, Viva Los Dodgers, Bowers Museum, SOKA University, Historic Mission Inn in Riverside, Olvera Street, Orange County Fair, Los Angeles County Fair and Disney’s California Adventure to name a few.

 

 

 

 

Grandeza Mexicana – 3:00 PM

Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company is a non-profit performing arts organization founded by Jose Vences in September 2003 with currently more than 40 dancers.  The company was formed to advance the field of Mexican folk ballet and to enhance the public’s appreciation for the diversity and depth of Mexican culture.  Backed by careful research, Grandeza Mexicana’s work is committed to preserving the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past and promising present.

 

 

 

Resurrección Mexican Folk – 3:30 PM

Since its inception in the year 1961, Resurrección Mexican Folk (formerly known as Ballet Folkórico Resurrección) has grown to over 60 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 40+. This youth dance company developed an interest by its Artistic Director, Rafael Valpuesta , to provide a different style of Mexican folk dance to the children and youth of his community. Being a dancer himself in various professional dance companies throughout Los Angeles, Mr. Valpuesta recognized that Mexican folk dance was evolving to incorporate other dance disciplines involving a more theatrical style. Mr. Valpuesta has incorporated intensive ballet training into regular rehearsals. This has marked the definite style and direction that Resurrección Mexican Folk is known for.

 

 

 

 

Ballet Coco – 4:00 PM

For over four decades Ballet Coco de Esteban Coronado has performed at diverse cultural events throughout Southern California. Ballet Coco’s instructor and artistic director, Esteban Coronado, studied Ballet, and Jazz with Joe Tremaine and the Debbie Reynolds studios and studied Folklorico dance with the Ballet Nacional de Silvia Lozano, and the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez. He received his BA in Theater Arts and Dance at CSULA. He has also been a part of the LAUSD as a professional instructor for over 35 years helping instill pride, culture, and values to students of all grades and ages. Ballet Coco has had the privilege and honor of participating in the Rose Parade twelve times; they are a part of many year round cultural events at Olvera Street, and have performed at many of Southern California’s theaters as well as some of Texas legit theaters, and cultural tourist sites in their 2015 tour. Ballet Coco de Esteban Coronado prides itself in sharing its presentations to audiences of both the community and the professional stage. The company provides dance instruction for students of all ages in Folklorico, Spanish, Latin Dance, Stage Dance, Ballet, Hawaiian, and more at Ramona Hall Community Center, Shatto Recreational Center, and Arte Flamenco Dance Theater.

 

 

 

 

Film Screening “Book of Life” – 4:30 PM

In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.

 

 

Mixteco East LA – 6:00 PM

Founded in 1989, Ballet Folklorico Mixteco has been active not only within the community of East Los Angeles, but also in surrounding communities. The group has won first and second place in the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez competition in 1999 & 2000. At the USA Folklorico Competition , the group took first place in the Elementary School, Middle School, High School and professional categories. The group was honored by the Los Angeles County First District Supervisor, Gloria Molina , and by Richard Alatorre, California State Assemblyman for Los Angeles. Mixteco celebrates the depth and diversity of Mexican Culture by presenting dynamic performances to audiences throughout Southern California and Beyond.

 

 

 

Tradición Dance Company – 6:30 PM

Since its inception in the year 2010, Tradición Dance Company has grown it repertoire. Tradicion prides itself in being part of the Pomona, CA community and is formed by children, youth, and adults who share the same interest in Mexican culture. The dancers not only learn about the art form of Mexico, but also keep themselves occupied by gaining knowledge of dance skills and techniques. Tradición Dance Company has impressed many audiences through the years, and will continue to do so by sharing the beautiful dances of Mexico.

 

 

 

Ballet Fiesta – 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixteco East LA – 7:30 PM

Founded in 1989, Ballet Folklorico Mixteco has been active not only within the community of East Los Angeles, but also in surrounding communities. The group has won first and second place in the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez competition in 1999 & 2000. At the USA Folklorico Competition , the group took first place in the Elementary School, Middle School, High School and professional categories. The group was honored by the Los Angeles County First District Supervisor, Gloria Molina , and by Richard Alatorre, California State Assemblyman for Los Angeles. Mixteco celebrates the depth and diversity of Mexican Culture by presenting dynamic performances to audiences throughout Southern California and Beyond.

 

 

*Times and Performances are subject to change