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Children classes

Registration is open all year long! Classes are month-by-month. You may begin as soon as you register! 


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Level 1 Beginning Folklorico

Level 1 beginning children is designed for first time students wanting to learn folklorico! This recreational class will teach students the fundamentals of dancing, lefts and rights, forward and back, and keeping rhythm.

Class Days (Once a week)

Level 1 Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m. ages 4-7

Level 1 Saturday 10:15-11:00 a.m. ages 4-7

Level 1 Tuesday 5:45-6:45 p.m. ages 8-13

Level 1 Gilroy Thur 5:00-6:00 p.m. ages 4-7 (Beginning August 8, 2019)

Level 1 & 2 Gilroy Thur 6:00-7:00 p.m. ages 8-13 (Beginning August 8, 2019)

Level 2 Intermediate Folklorico

Level 2 intermediate children continues and deepens the study of folklorico begun in Level 1. The dancers start working at step names and accuracy to gain strength and knowledge. The class works on listening skills, responsiveness to directions, and awakening self-control and focus. The second portion of the class centers on gross motor movements, while instilling the joy of dance.

Class Days (Once a week)

Ages 6-9

Thursday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Level 3 Advanced Children

Level 3 advanced children is designed for young dancers who have been dancing folklorico for a minimum of 2 years. Choreograpy is introduced  along with stage awareness. This class is in preparation to audition for the Laureles Juvenil Company. 

Class days (Once a week)

Ages 8+

Wednesday 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Laureles Juvenil

Laureles Juvenil class is a professional children's company that is recognized all over San Jose Bay Area and California. Laureles Juvenil is focused on developing skills in sound technique, rhythm, syncopation and coordination. The combinations, steps and rhythms get more advanced and challenging at each level. Stage presence and choreography are important tools students will develop. This level is the culmination of study and hard work. Previous folklorico experience is required. Students from the Laureles Juvenil graduate and join the Los Laureles Company.

Class days (once a week)

Ages 10+

Thursdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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