Mexican Folklorico Dance: Celebrating our Heritage
Students learn about Mexico’s rich history and culture while dancing steps from La Negra, a Folklorico tradition from Jalisco.
Folklorico footwork promotes physical fitness, coordination and cardio ability. Students will try out a special dance floor designed to amplify the sound of their feet.
Different versions of this program are available for the following grade levels: 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th.
Appropriate for ages: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Safira Zeki is a versatile teacher, choreographer and performer of world dance. She has studied dance in Cairo, Bangalore and New York, and has staged 6 concerts at Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater. In her Arts Partners programs, she shares her knowledge and love of world cultures through the dances of many countries, from North Africa and the Mediterranean region to Spain. Owner of Safira’s Center for World Dance, she believes that through movement–first by learning, then by sharing with others in performance–we promote a greater friendship between cultures.