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We are following COVID-19 protocols in our classes and performances.

Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is a Southern Oregon dance group that teaches and performs regional folk dances of Mexico.

Dance classes are available for students ages 6 and up in our studio at 259 E Barnett Rd Spc. D Medford, OR 97501 (CLASS DETAILS).



Our dancers perform regularly in community events at festivals, parades, Weddings, Birthday Party, and schools. Artistic and Managing Director, Ma. Luisa Valentin, is a credentialed Folklorico dance instructor with a Diploma from the Amalia Hernandez School of Dance in Mexico City.

Managing/Artistic Director:

Ma. Luisa Valentin

(541) 841-0845  


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 non-profit organization.


TODAY: Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre performs 20-30 times a year in local events, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Shows, and Britt Festival.


Marco Vasquez-Board President/Secretary
Lori Contreras
Erika Zapata
Jocelyn Torres

Ricardo Rangel

Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
P.O. Box 8225
Medford, OR 97501