Free Folklorico Competition in Old Town Oct. 16, 23 and Nov. 6

October 4, 2010

— Schools and Dance Troupes to Compete for Top Ballet Folklorico Prize – –

Schools and dance troupes will gather in Old Town to compete for the title of best Ballet Folklorico group and a grand prize of $1,000 at Folklorico de la Luna on Oct. 16 and 23 with a grand finale competition on Nov. 6.

The competition is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and celebrates the traditional, lively dance of Ballet Folklorico.  Each of the three evenings will feature a headlining Latin group to complete the day’s entertainment.  Chunky y los Alacranes will take the stage on Oct. 16, Trio de los Ticos will perform Oct. 23 and widely acclaimed professional Ballet Folklorico group Tijuan will cap the finale’s performances on Nov. 6.

Held within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, eight teams from San Diego County will battle it out in an American Idol-style competition.  On both Oct. 16 and 23, four teams will perform and then the top four teams will be invited back to perform at the grand finale on Nov. 6.  Each day includes a bit of history of the dance and the various styles of Mexican folklorico dance.

The traditional Ballet Folklorico costumes are voluminous and colorful, and are meant to be swirled and swept while the dance is being performed.

Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes, this event free to the public.

Fiesta de Reyes is located within Old Town San Diego State Historic Park at Wallace and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station.  Free parking is available in the Caltrans parking lot all day on weekends. In addition to two dining establishments — Casa de Reyes and Barra Barra Saloon – Fiesta de Reyes boasts 16 specialty stores open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit www.FiestaDeReyes.com or text “Fiesta” to 53137.

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One Response to “Free Folklorico Competition in Old Town Oct. 16, 23 and Nov. 6”

  1. KARINA ESTRELLA said

    just requesting some info for the future competitions
    pleae email me.

    thanks
    Karina Estrella
    Ballet Folklorico Las Estrellas de Hermandad Meicana

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