See the stomping of the feet to the rhythm of the music, the swooshing of the beautiful dresses and big smiles on the faces of the children dancing to traditional Mexican music. The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico would like to invite community members to their annual recital Mexican Fiesta X that will be on August 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 1800 7th Ave in Moline, IL. The ticket price is $8.
The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico (QCBF), founded in 1984 by Arnulfo Camarillo, “is a non-profit organization that teaches the Mexican culture to the community through the art form of dance,” according to their website. The QCBF director Ray Terronez, Jr., explained that the dance group has been growing and now they have about 100 students of ages between 4 to 18 years old. The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico is a well known dance group in the Quad Cities and surrounding area. They perform at many different events and festivals throughout the year.
Last time the QCBF had their recital event was in 2015. This year the event will feature dances from some of the following states from Mexico: Chiapas, Sinaloa, Veracruz, Jalisco and others.
“We have plans to present our current dance material in a different way so that it is a new experience for our audience members, as well as showcase a few new dances,” director Terronez stated. “We thrive on progression and hope to highlight new additions that have never been done before in our history.”
Since The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico is a not for profit organizations, they rely on the support of their community. But director Terronez explained that this dance group does a lot more than just teaching Mexican culture through dance.
“However, we are more than a dance group/ We also have established a mentor program called Pasos Con Amigos as well as an educational program where the students learn about a variety of facts from the states they are dancing,” Director Ray Terronez, Jr. shared.
From a small group of eager kids willing to learn to dance traditional Mexican dances started by Mr. Camarillo, The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico keeps on evolving and growing. Come out and support this local organization while learning about Mexico through beautiful dances done by children from the community.
The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico’s Mexican Fiesta X recital will be on August 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Scottish Rite Cathedral located at 1800 7th Ave in Moline, IL. The ticket price is only $8. All proceeds from this event will be used to continue the mission of The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico. For more information about The Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico and to purchase tickets for the recital please visit www.TheQCBF.com or call (309) 984-4443.