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BFH started as one of numerous activities like Mexican Folkloric dance and music that the youth group did to keep active. As the group learned about Mexican folkloric dance, they felt the need to continue learning more of Mexico’s rich heritage and share their knowledge and experience of Mexican dance and music year round to a broader audience. With this, the Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl was established in 1996 in Elgin Illinois as a non-profit organization under the direction of founder, Julian Hernandez. In 2000, the children’s group was created so that the knowledge of Dance and Music that the adults gained could be shared and passed onto the younger generations giving them the opportunity to learn about their heritage of dance and music while engaging in a healthy activity.

Since then BFH has constantly moved forward reaching new levels of excellence. BFH was chosen for the 2002 Elgin Latino Arts Award and selected for the Illinois Arts Council Artstour Roster for 2003-2005 and 2005-2007.

The Adult Group has competed in folkloric dance competitions in both Dallas and Corpus Christi, Texas, winning 3 awards in 2003, 7 awards in 2004 and 4 awards in 2005. They placed third at both the 2004 and 2005 International Folkloric Dance Competition in New York. In 2010 the city of Ashton Idaho gives their 100th anniversary medal for our participation in their festivities by their Mayor Teddy Stronks, also a plaque of recognition from the Chamber of commerce from Rexburg ID for our participation in their 25th anniversary of their International music and dance festival.

In June of 2003, the Ballet was approved to become an In-Residence Ensemble of the Elgin Community College Institute for the Performing Arts; one of the great benefits of having the students earns college credit for their hard work.

BFH is open for all interested in learn the beauty of Mexican Folk Dance. For more information sent us an email to:


  "Our purpose is to learn, promote and share the beauty and culture of Mexico
through the art of folkloric dance."
To become skilled in some area or specialty, and to find out more.
To campaign is a type of upgrade of what other members of my
community are doing.
(splendor) is a quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (such as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (such as personality).
The tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group.
A particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan
The place where all these words came from, we can talk of all these
words and they can be rooted any where in the world but with Mexico we are defining the root.
A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; Ex. the art of conversation.
is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and so forth within a particular population comprising the traditions (including oral traditions) of that culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared.
An artistic form of nonverbal communication. To move in a graceful and rhythmical way.
A positive activity in a world of constant change…We believe in the discipline of dance to make a change in every child and member that joins our group, using the uprightness of folk dance.
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