FTH AT HOME: Virtual World Dance Camp
Week 3: Traditional Mexican Dance with Alberto Lopez
Kids Group (Ages 5-12) | July 27-31, 2020 at 11am-12pm EST | $60 / $50 for member
Let's learn together the dances from Chihuahua, Mexico which include zapateados, skirts and the very traditional gritos (calls)! Students will also be introduced to related Spanish vocabulary, folk terms and dance traditions.
Teens & Adults Group | July 27-31, 2020 at 5pm-6pm EST | $60 / $50 for member
Chihuahua shares an extensive border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. As the largest state of Mexico, it is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. This dance series will introduce you to the Mexican Polka, a traditional dance with joyful music from Chihuahua and a full body workout!.
About Teaching Artist: Alberto Lopez Herrera is a Choreographer, Wardrobe Designer & Maker, and Teaching Artist with over 30 years of experience in Mexican folk dance and story-telling. He aims to expand Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s folk repertoire and develop productions with cross-cultural narratives. Mr. Lopez also seeks to share his knowledge of Mexican traditions in dance with younger generations via Calpulli Community. For more information: https://calpullidance.org/about/staff/