On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center Ballet Folklorico presents Fiesta Mexicana – Celebrating Culture through Dance Showcase.

Students from Cedar Ridge, Round Rock, Stony Point high schools, C.D. Fulkes and Hernandez middle schools study and practice classical and folkloric dance techniques; and perform together as Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico in traditional Mexican costumes.

Enjoy the artistry of four award-winning groups:

  • Alma Mexicana Ballet Folklorico
  • Round Rock Ballet Folklorico
  • Guzman Ballet Folklorico
  • Ballet Folklorico Orgullo Mexicano (Cedar Creek High School / Bastrop ISD)

Ballet Folklorico is a collective term for traditional Mexican dances that emphasize regional culture with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements and highly choreographed. The art of Ballet Folklorico blends elements from its indigenous, African and European heritage.

Entrance fee is $1.00. Additional donations accepted.

The Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center is located at 5800 McNeil Dr, Austin, TX 78729.