Second Round Of Folklorico Competition This Saturday

October 20, 2010

–Two Spots Left for Finals on Nov. 6 –

The first round of competition kicked off this past Saturday as a crowd of more than 300 gathered in the middle of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to watch schools and dance troups compete for two spots in the finals of the Folklorico de la Luna competition on Nov 6.

Saturday’s competition celebrated the traditional, lively dance of Ballet Folklorico and featured performances from four groups: Tlapalan, Tierra Caliente, Esperanza and La Fiesta de Danzantes.  Tlapalan and Tierra Caliente qualified to perform at the finale.

The second round of the competition takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 23.  The finale takes place on Nov. 6 and will feature the top four groups from the first and second rounds.

The crowd was also entertained at the end of the day by the Latin group Chunky y los Alacranes. Scheduled to perform as the headline act on Oct. 23 is Trio de los Ticos and widely acclaimed professional Ballet Folklorico group Ticuan will cap the finale’s performances on Nov. 6.

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 or text “Fiesta” to 53137.

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