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Class Descriptions

Adult Folklorico

Beginning folklorico for adults is a class designed for students who have no prior expierence or who are looking to reconnect with folklorico after a hiatus. Class includes warm ups, technique, step breakdown, and skirtwork practice. Class is taught at a steady pace perfect for perfecting steps all while having fun and making friends!

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Folklorico Middle/High School

The Folklorico Middle and High School class is a unique blend of our finest offerings, designed to foster teamwork and excellence within the group. In this class, students embark on an exciting journey as they delve into the fundamentals of Folklorico, at an exhilarating pace that keeps this age group fully engaged. One distinctive feature of this class is that students take on leadership roles. They actively contribute to shaping their final stage presentation, which not only empowers them with a voice but also instills the confidence necessary to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

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Laureles Juvenil Company

The Laureles Juvenil Company stands as a distinguished professional children's company with a renowned reputation not only throughout the San Jose Bay Area but across California. Our primary aim within Laureles Juvenil is to cultivate excellence in our young talents, focusing on the refinement of sound technique, rhythm mastery, precise syncopation, and impeccable coordination. As students progress through this Jr. Company, they encounter increasingly advanced and challenging combinations, steps, and rhythmic patterns. Equally vital to their growth as performers is the development of stage presence and choreographic skills, which are key components of their training.

Laureles Juvenil represents the culmination of dedicated study and hard work. Graduates from Laureles Juvenil go on to join the prestigious Los Laureles Company, a testament to the high caliber of training and expertise attained in this exceptional program.

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Level 1

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. Mexican music is introduced as well as the states and traditions of each song. Class is taught in English with spanish counting and light directions.

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Level 2

Level 2  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. Choreography and song sequence is mastered as well ask working with your class team.

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Level 3

Level 3 is designed for young dancers who have been dancing folklorico for a minimum of 3 years. Choreograpy is introduced  along with stage awareness. Step technique, sound, and placement is the norm along with choreography. Students present 1 state shows and learn all qualities pertaining to that Mexican state. Vocabulary of steps, states, and technique is spanish is used in each class. Faldeo skirtwork accuracy begins.

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Level 4

Level 4 represents the hard work of our dance program, where students have achieved mastery through dedicated research and extensive practice. In this class, we focus on refining the intricate sounds of each step, honing in on the micro sounds that make every move special. Step combinations are taught through visual observation, musical ear training, and precise counting. Our Level 4 class places a strong emphasis on teamwork and presentation. We expect each student to enter the classroom with a high level of discipline and an unwavering passion for dance. Collaboration among both students and teachers is a key feature of this class, as we work together to achieve excellence.

Furthermore, Level 4 serves as a crucial stepping stone for those aspiring to audition and join the prestigious Los Laureles Juvenil professional company.

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Los Laureles Company

Our company boasts a remarkable reputation for delivering captivating performances that span the entire landscape of California, from private events and large-scale corporate gatherings to vibrant festivals. At The Laureles Company, we provide a unique opportunity for aspiring dancers to enhance their skills. Our classes are led by esteemed maestros from various regions of Mexico, offering a rich and authentic learning experience. 

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Pre-K Music & Dance

Pre-K class invites your little ones to embark on a captivating journey to explore the rich traditions of Mexico. In this engaging 30-minute class, we'll immerse our youngest dancers in the vibrant world of dance, music, storytelling, and so much more. Parents are not only welcome but encouraged to participate alongside their children or simply enjoy watching from the sidelines as our young explorers discover the wonders of Mexican culture. Join us for a delightful and interactive experience that will leave your child with lasting memories and a love for the arts!

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