Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is a Southern Oregon dance troupe that teaches and
performs regional folk dances of Mexico.
Dances classes are available for students ages 6 and up in our studio at Central Medford High School, 815 S. Oakdale, Ave., Medford, Oregon. (CLASS DETAILS).
* Studio is in the Annex on Whitman at Barnett*
Our dancers perform regularly in community events and at festivals, parades, schools. Artistic and Managing Director, Luisa Zaragoza, is a credentialed folklorico dance instructor with a diploma from the Amalia Hernandez School of Dance in Mexico City.
OUR MISSION: To empower youth through dance and to serve as cultural ambassadors in our diverse community.
HISTORY: The group started as a high school club in 1994 at South Medford High School. In 2006, we became a community program, and in 2014 the group was approved as a federally recognized nonprofit organization.
TODAY: Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre performs 30 or more times a year in local events, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Shows, and Britt Festival.