Cuicacalli Dance School offers year-round dance classes for children and young adults, offering instruction for young beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers.
Our goal is to expand and celebrate the rich and vibrant cultural traditions of the Americas through the art of dance.
Children are encouraged and challenged to take pride in their self-expression, confidence and enthusiasm. The versatility of our curriculum provides students with a foundation in body awareness, movement dynamics, strength, flexibility, and a deep appreciation for the cultural rhythms that are the pulse of Humanity.
Martes / Tuesday (Advance Classes)
4:30-6:00 Danza Contemporanea
Miercoles / Wednesday
5:00-6:00pm Folklórico (Beginners)
6:00-7;00pm Folklórico (Intermediate)
Jueves / Thursday (Advance Classes)
6:00-7:30 Danza Contemporanea
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
In classes, students learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways, and they focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection. Students may learn choreographed works, or they may be encouraged to improvise dance pieces. A contemporary dance composition may take the from of a personal narrative, an allegory, a commentary on society, or an integration of cultures, and it can feature a wide variety of dance techniques, reflecting the melting pot nature of the style.
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano
Mexican folk dance is a synthesis of different cultural traditions. Its historical roots is the fusion of Indigenous, European and African cultures. Each state in México has its own traditional music and dance styles. Presenting this tradition on a stage with a theatrical aspect has been an amazing way to expose the Mexican culture to the world.
In Cuicacalli, Folklorico classes, students will learn traditional Indigenous dances with a contemporary aspect, zapateado (footwork) technic to develop a strong senses of rhythm, musicality and coordination, for soon after be able to learn any of the foot work from any region in Mexico, also in this class they will learn proper posture from each region and basic theory of the dances they are learning, they will also learn original choreography by Founder and Artistic Director Jesus Cortes. Cuicacalli Currently offers three dieferents level of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, Begginers, Intermediate and Advanced.
Hip hop is a dance style, that evolved from the hip hop culture. Hip-Hop is a relaxed, freestyle form of street dance that is set in a high-energy, fun, and fast paced environment. Dancers will incorporate their own personal rhythm with the latest dance moves.
Cuicacalli’s Hip-Hop is developed from different styles, including Jazz, Tutting, Stepping, Break dancing etc. Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique and that allows ours dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities.