A Folklorico Familia
Grupo Folklorico Los Laureles of San Jose, CA was founded in the summer of 2007. Under the direction of founder Ashley Lopez, Los Laureles began as a small group of family members coming together to learn traditional Mexican dances. In the winter of 2007 MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) opened their doors and became 'home' to Los Laureles for 15 years. In 2023, Los Laureles became the only private Folklorico academy in San Jose. In the past 16 years, Laureles has expanded to over 20 classes ranging from 2 years old and up. They have performed for parades, private parties, NFL's The Oakland Raiders, MLB's The San Francisco Giants, apple, Super Bowl city, Danzantes Unidos, and many more venues. Laureles is proud to produce 2 formal recitals every year showcasing the Bay Area's talent and love for the Mexican culture.
"NO HAY COMO LA ALEGRIA!"
Los Laureles is composed of students, families, and maestros that are full of passion and love for Folklorico! Our mission is to educate, conserve and promote Mexican traditions through dance. Join us and experience Mexico and its beautiful traditions. Anyone and everyone can dance folklorico and once you walk into our friendly studio you'll see just why.
"TEACHING FOLKLORICO HAS ALLOWED ME TO CONNECT WITH MY CULTURE AND KEEP MY TRADITIONS ALIVE."
LEVEL 1 ages 4-7
LEVEL 1 ages 8-13
"LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND IT WILL SHOW. LAURELES IS SPECIAL TO US AND YOU'LL SEE WHY."
JUAN CARLOS GONZALEZ
"DANCE AND MUSIC HAS SHAPED ME INTO WHO I AM. MY IDENTITY IS CLEAR AND I WALK WITH MY HEAD HIGH."
"FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS! DO SOMETHING FUN AND ACTIVE AFTER WORK. ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO START DANCING."
"IVE BEEN TEACHING FOLKLORICO FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND IM GLAD TO SAY ITS GROWING MORE THAN EVER."