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.
"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
"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
Our main dance company is available for all events! Weddings, birthdays, fundraisers, baptisms, festivals and more! Let us help you make your event unforgettable!
"I love folklorico because it represents my culture. It also fills me with energy and joy knowing that the audience sees us doing what we love and most of the time I see they love it too. The feeling of being onstage and representing is just everything to me." -Daniela Corral
"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
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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"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
"Al Son Que Nos Toquen... Bailamos"