Hands-On History

Danza Folklorica

On Saturday, August 5 from 1-4 p.m., the History Museum and Casa Circulo Cultural will present a Danza Folklorica Workshop.  Danza Folklorica, also known as Ballet Folklorico, is a Mexican dance. There are many types of dances from different states throughout Mexico that highlight the culture of that region through unique costumes and music.The folklore, costumes, colors, steps and many other elements represent Mexican culture.

During the workshop, participants will be making "wings" to wear for the dance that they will be learning.

The workshop will be led by Maestro Omar Quezada.  He began dancing at the age of fourteen in Tlaxcala, Mexico. While earning a Bachelor’s in Communication and Education, Maestro Quezada studied dance, theater, fine arts and image design.  He currently serves as the director of Danza y Educación Artística de Tierra Mestiza Ballet de Los Angeles and Casa Circulo Cultural LA.   

The Hands-On History Workshop is intended for kids over the age of 8 and adults. 

Casa Circulo Cultural

Casa Círculo Cultural’s mission is to provide creative, educational, and recreational opportunities for the Hispanic families in San Francisco’s Bay Area, while promoting Hispanic art, culture, and traditions. Teamwork and social responsibility are emphasized throughout the programs and family bonds are strengthened. Art, music, dance, literacy, and other classes are taught in Spanish to help Hispanic students immersed in English culture become truly bilingual and connected to the culture of their parents and grandparents. Families not only learn traditional Hispanic arts, they showcase those arts to the public, participating in plays and festivals including performing with the San Francisco Symphony.

Hands-On History

A series of hands-on workshops for adults held in the San Mateo County History Museum.