Step — or spin — into the North Texas Ballet Folklórico Contest, a student competition celebrating Mexican folk dancing.
Professional dancers judge participants on their technical execution, athletic skill, and artistic interpretation of this cultural tradition. Students can compete as individuals or groups — ranging in experience from beginner to advanced.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
The North Texas Ballet Folklorico Contest provides the opportunity for beginning to advanced educational Ballet Folklorico programs to be adjudicated and rated by professionals. The contest focuses on the technical, athletic and cultural artistic interpretation of Mexican folkloric dances. Public and private elementary, middle and high schools in the state of Texas are welcome to participate.
In-person competition registration has been extended to February 1, 2024. All payments and/or purchase orders must be received by competition day.
Virtual competition registration must be completed by February 1, 2024. Videos are due February 19, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. Virtual results will be shared with directors by February 26, 2024.
To compete, please register here.
Eligibility: Elementary, middle, and high schools in Texas — both public and private — are eligible. Only four dances per school are allowed.
Non-Varsity: Beginner – Beginner/intermediate dance groups or solo dancers who compete with practice attire (all black attire, practice skirts, no folklorico shoes) or costume.
Varsity: Intermediate – Intermediate/advanced dance groups or solo dancers who compete with practice attire (all black attire, practice skirts, no folklorico shoes) or costume.
Limit of four dances per school. No cuadros (vignettes) will be accepted.
Traditional music only. Tracks should be 2-4 minutes.
Contest rules and registration fees can be found on the DanceComp Genie registration portal. Directors must upload music files in an MP3 format and video files in either an MP4 or MOV format on the DanceComp Genie registration portal.
Checks should be made out to AT&T Performing Arts Center and mailed to:
AT&T Performing Arts Center
700 North Pearl Street
Dallas, TX 75201