Saturday 7/26: Free Ballet Folklorico Lessons!

My mother would die.

My mother used to do this kind of dancing when she was younger. We have lots of photos of her in these beautiful dresses, swinging the flaired skirt around and whipping her castanets in the air. When my two sisters and I were about 10, she tried to teach us how to use the castanets. Ha. It was pathetic. We were jocks not dancers. I’m sure it broke her heart. 

I’d all about given up until Southwest Key sent me this notice:

Free Ballet Folklorico Workshop in East Austin

Southwest Key is hosting a free ballet folklorico workshop for all ages this Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  This should be a fun activity for the whole family!

WHAT:  FREE Ballet Folklorico Workshop for youth and adults

WHEN:  this Saturday, July 26 from 10 am – 11 am

WHO:  The workshop is open to anyone—youth, adults, professionals, community residents, English & Spanish speakers all welcome!  Rodolfo Mendez, Artistic Director of the Ballet East Dance Company, will provide an overview and history of the art form and demonstrate some basic exercises.

WHY:  This workshop is part of Southwest Key’s Cultural Arts Program focusing on the Hispanic arts of bilingual theater, mariachi, and ballet folklorico, which is sponsored by a generous grant from Impact Austin.

WHERE: Southwest Key East Austin Community Center, 6002 Jain Lane, Austin, 78721; 512-462-2181

COST: FREE

Just stop by!  No RSVP is necessary, but feel free to contact Layla Fry at 512-669-8999 with questions.

BUT WAIT! There’s more. Free Mariachi Lessons. NEXT WEEKEND!!!

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