Folklórico Dance Workshops

July 25 - August 1, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm

Online Registration is OPEN

The Maestros for the Dance workshops are Maestra Maria Luisa Colmenares and Maestro Jose Tena.

Dance workshops will be at two locations: Lincoln High School, 555 Dana Avenue and San Jose High School, 275 North 24th Street, San Jose, CA.

Dance classes will be taught at multiple levels of instruction in order to meet the skill level of each student. In addition, students will enjoy uplifting performance opportunities at the Student Showcase Concert and the performance at the San Jose State.

Dance students should wear appropriate dance or sports attire that allows optimum movement. Bring water bottles, boots/shoes, pañuelos, rebozos, and practice skirts. Have Jalisco hats handy.

Advance, Intermediate Level Dancers

Festival workshop maestros will be setting dances and will focus on step movement and choreography that are associated with the creative direction and theme for the August 1st concert.


Maestros will provide a dance curriculum tailored towards our youngest workshop dancers. Class will cover zapateado and faldeo technique as well as choreography and proper styling.



Schedule – 2014

July 25, 26 and 27, 2014
Workshops led by Jose Tena @ SAN JOSE HIGH SCHOOL
7:30am-9:00am workshop check-in.
9:00am-5:00pm workshop instruction
(there will be a one hour break for lunch)

July 28, 2014
7:30am-9:00am >> Workshop check-in & registration – LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
8:30am–9:15am >> Orientation at LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL – ALL PARTICIPANTS
9:15am-4:00pm >> First day of Workshop classes
8:00pm >> Student Showcase Concert

July 29 – 31, 2014
9:00am-4:00pm >> Second and third day of Workshop classes and rehearsal for performance on August 1, 2014.


Workshops will be held at two locations – San Jose High School and Lincoln High School. Link to the high school websites.

Workshops students also have the opportunity to perform in the Vivafest! concert with Symphony Silicon Valley and Mariachi Sol de Mexico on the campus of San Jose State University. Logistics for dress rehearsal and sound check for the concert will be announced during the workshops.

Special hotel room rates will be posted on this website in May and will be  available to Mariachi Festival Workshop participants and their families.


Questions about the Workshops, please contact:
Monica Ramos
Mariachi Festival Workshop Coordinator
(408) 920-6070

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