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Ballet Folklórico: An Introduction (Mexico)

Folkloric dance, like the English term “folk dance”, means dances of the people. This type of dance reflects the traditions, cultures and beliefs of people in a particular region. Folkloric dance expresses the life and spirit of a people through its movement and music. It is both historical and current, preserving tradition yet shifting with the current times.

This presentation includes background information, timelines, and links to lesson plans related to Mexican culture.


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Lesson Plans

Grade Levels

5–8, 9–12, College