"Something that you love to do brings out the best in you. It makes you enthusiastic, passionate, alive, and simply blessed. The best feeling of all is the big smile that appears on my face, everytime I dance folklorico onstage." - Liliana Corral
Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos was founded in October 2011 in Chicago, IL by Claudia Alejandra Gutierrez. Starting off with only 6 young students, we have since grown to over 70 dancers of all ages. Our goal is to provide children, teens and adults an experience into Mexican culture and traditions by preserving and elevating our heritage through the art of dance. Leading the audience on a journey experiencing Mexico’s diverse subcultures, BFSM provides a vivid and lively performance. Experience Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos!
We are open for anyone ages 7 and up. Registration opens up every 6 months, April & October.
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"I dance folklorico because it's fun, interesting and part of my culture. As we learn new regions I like to think of the history behind them and think to myself, why? Why did they dance, move and dress this way? As we learn the new songs and new regions we find out. It's like history class but more fun because you dance! - Rafael Guzman
Our main dance company is available for all events! Weddings, birthdays, fundraisers, baptisms, festivals and more! Let us help you make your event unforgettable!
"Only having been dancing for less than half a year, I have enjoyed every moment spent dancing, meeting new and friendly people that I wouldn't trade for anything. I've enjoyed my experience and time learning about my culture and the beautiful art of Folklorico." -Arley Teran
"When I dance folklorico, I feel like i'm expressing my feelings through dance. Not only do i express my emotions but my culture too. Im proud to be a Mexican-American who loves to dance and is not afraid to show it." - Alfredo Mendez
Our mission is to keep our culture alive in our youth through dance. As we teach new dances from different regions, we teach our students the history of movements.
"Al Son Que Nos Toquen... Bailamos"
"I've never had a passion for something like I have now for folklorico. I become a different person when I dance and that's the beauty of it. Being able to become who you want to be on stage."
- Cinthia "Chinta" Gutierrez