Pima folklorico dance class to debut with 'On the Rise' present

Pima Neighborhood Faculty’s ballet folklorico class makes its efficiency debut throughout Pima Dance’s “On the Rise.” 

The present is the collective artistic effort of PCC college students and college in addition to visitor choreographers. It is going to happen on Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. within the PCC Heart for the Arts. There will not solely be folklorico but additionally hip hop and Latin rhythms.

“There’s a Latin aptitude to the present,” mentioned dance self-discipline lead and director LeighAnn Rangel Sotomayor.

There will likely be folklorico performances by Pima’s class in addition to Tucson Excessive College’s folklorico group, Los Tucsonenses, and Arizona Folklorico Dance Firm, who will carry out on Dec. 2 solely. The Tucson Casineros will dance on Saturday evening as nicely.

“We in fact need to begin a folklorico group finally, sooner or later, and have them carry out in the neighborhood,” Sotomayor mentioned. “However that is sooner or later. Proper now, we now have people who find themselves new to folklorico and individuals who perhaps danced after they have been youthful and are coming again to it. For many of them, it could be their first time performing.”

Visitor choreographers that will likely be highlighted in “On the Rise” are Jennifer Joloubek from Ballet Tucson and Claire Hancock, who has been a part of Tucson’s dance tapestry for years — she based the Artifact Dance Undertaking in 2009. 

Additionally, Breakout Studio’s Life Strikes Dance Firm will carry out on Friday night.

Sotomayor mentioned she is happy for Pima’s class to introduce itself to the neighborhood and for the viewers to see the scholars’ work on stage. Pima Dance scholar Daniel Avila will likely be showcasing his choreography abilities by bringing his Ecuadorian roots to the group except for dancing with the Tucson Casineros.

“I am so excited concerning the scholar progress and the alternatives they’ve to bounce,” Sotomayor mentioned. “College students who’re choreographing are forming a supportive neighborhood with one another, which is so thrilling to see. It is like a second household and it is enjoyable to see them expertise dance.”

“On the Rise” is a family-friendly present and tickets are $10 though reductions can be found for college students of all ages, navy, seniors and Pima college students get a free ticket.

“I need folks to know that it isn’t too late to begin dancing,” Sotomayor mentioned. “Once you really feel such as you belong, it is extra possible folks will keep in class and I hope dance can do this for folks right here.”