For you to master the folkloric dance steps and routines it may take hours, days, weeks, months and, most likely, years of practice. But the sense of accomplishment you will get when your body knows what to do without thinking about it, when you can project your self to others through dance, and when you learn the pride and richness of your heritage…it is simply magnificent. It changes your life. It is what I feel so passionate about and what I hope to teach to my students. – Marina Croft
In every class, we teach the steps, choreographies, movements and techniques. We rehearse with the whole class – beginners and advanced students. This system encourages teamwork and leadership, which are essential to perfect group choreographies and to succeed in life. Perseverance and commitment are also important. You must have patience and not give up. Everyone dancing with us today was a beginner when they joined us.
Dance Moves are fun and burn calories with each step. Come and see for yourself. We are waiting for you!
We hold weekly practices and believe that success is achieved through consistent class attendance during which students internalize the steps, techniques and choreographies.
Classes are organized into ages. We have 2 – 3 classes per week for age groups 3 to 8, 9 to 13 and 14 to adults. Aztec classes are open to all students with teacher approval.
We participate in many recurrent local festivals such as Mexican Fiesta, Indian Summer, International Folk Fest, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Dia de Muertos celebration and South Shore Frolics to name a few.
Participation in our performances is on a voluntary basis.
We also participate in dance competitions, showcases, and workshops around the country. We have travelled to Los Angeles, California, Pueblo, Colorado, and Corpus Christi, Texas. We have also performed at Disneyworld in Orlando Florida in 2012, 2013, 2014 and we are set to perform again during Christmas 2015.
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to travel with us whenever possible.
Costs and Fees
There are no registration fees or long-term commitments. The program is billed on a month-to-month basis. We offer automatic credit or debit card withdrawal for your convenience. Payments will occur automatically on the first of each month. You may cancel at any time prior to the beginning of the next month.
You pay for the program and all classes available to your age group within the month – not per class. We only ask that you do not participate or teach our specific dances and choreographies to others without our written permission.
We provide the outfits for performances. The student is responsible for personal items such as shoes or boots for practices and performances, as well as a practice skirt for female students. You can purchase these items through us – we may order once per quarter – or on your own – we can provide you with websites where the items may be available.
Still not sure if it is right for you? Call us or stop by during our business hours. You may observe a class or better yet, take a complimentary class.
Our hours of operation are….
Monday: 5:15 to 8 pm
Tuesday: 6:30 to 8 pm
Wednesday: 5:15 to 8 pm
Thursday: 5:15 to 8 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Call ahead and let us know when you’re coming! We look forward to meeting and working with you!
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4834 W. Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53129
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