Growing up, I participated in a lot of school programs that had a lot to do with Folklorico dancing. In fact, this is one of my favorite memories from growing up. From elementary all the way through high school, I had my dance shoes and colorful dress to match! And for the cherry on top of my sundae, I even got to dance Folklorico with Mickey Mouse himself at Disneyland!
So what is Folklorico dancing? Folklorico is a dance form that is highly popular throughout Latin America. The costumes worn by the guys and gals are stunning and flowing with vibrant colors and hand-stitched embroidery. Each dance is different, and many of the different costumes vary from region to region. Those who know a lot about this art can easily tell the locations or origins of the dance by the style of costumes the dancers wear.
If you are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and want to expose your kids to fun Folklorico dances, check out some of these very popular dances from Jalisco, Michoacan, Vera Cruz, and so much more!
Which dance was your favorite?