Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl Mission
"To engage and inspire future leaders to realize their potential through artistic expression and community engagement."
BFH started as one of numerous activities, such as Mexican Folkloric dance and music, in which the youth group participated to stay active. As the group learned about folkloric dance, we felt the need to continue to learn more about the arts in general and their positive effect. We also realized the importance of introducing children to the arts early on in their lives. Thus, Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl was established in 1996 in Elgin, Illinois as a non-profit organization under the direction of co- founder Julian Hernandez. In 2000, the children's group was created so that the knowledge the adults gained could be shared and passed onto the younger generations who would then have the opportunity to learn about dance, history, music and the arts while engaging in a healthy activity.
Since then, BFH has consistently reached new levels of excellence.
The Adult Group has participated 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 the 2004 and 2005 International Folkloric Dance Competition in New York. In 2013-14, they participated in the "Academia de Danza de Amalia Hernandez" in San Antonio TX, placing first and second in many categories, and bringing home 10 trophies.
In June of 2003, BFH was approved to become an In-Residence Ensemble of the Elgin Community College Institute for the Performing Arts; a great benefit is that students earn can college credits for their hard work.
BFH is open to all interested in learning the beauty of the arts through Mexican folk dance. For more information, email us at:firstname.lastname@example.org