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Ballet Folklórico

Palms Middle School is excited to announce that Ballet Folklorico, Son de la Palma is now an elective class for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It will be held during period 6 in the auditorium.  

The class will also be available free on Friday after school from 3 to 5 pmNO experience is necessary to join the elective class or the after-school class; however, students must sign up for the elective class with their counselor. See Ballet Folklórico After School.

For Friday’s after-school class, a signed permission form is needed by your parent/guardian.  In addition, all Ballet Folklórico students will need to turn in a Photo Authorization Form.

The following is from last year. We'll update this information when it's available for the 2020-2021 school year.

Download the forms below, print and sign them, and return them to Mrs. Santana in room 141: 


Son del la Palma is honored to have UCLA’s most skilled dancers as their instructors: Ms. Monica Magaña, Ms. Paola Ornelas, Mr. Kenneth Sanchez, and Ms. Christine Castañon. 

Ballet Folklórico Son de la Palma is a great opportunity for students interested in performing arts, dance, and Mexican culture. The program has added to our school's performing arts program and helped it grow. Son de la Palma was founded in 2016. Since then, it has received many positive reviews and has been recognized as one of LA Unified School District's most talented artists. Son de la Palma performs yearly at UCLA's Royce Hall with UCLA's Grupo Folklorico. In past years, we have performed for LAUSD's We are One concert at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as well as other venues in the community and school events. Please join us in supporting this wonderful experience for our youth and community.


Due to our lack of funding, a strong parent group is needed.

We will be like a family.  Son del la Palma parents will be working closely with Friends of Palms parents, because we are a team; they help fund our program. FOP meets monthly in the library. One of our most active parents, Ms. Elizabeth Velasco, is also our FOP Vice President.  


Mrs. Santana

Ballet Folklorico Performances, Spring 2020

Open House
March 19, 5-7 pm

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Olvera Street, TBA 

Son de la Palma Big Show
April 16, 6 pm
April 17, school assemblies

UCLA Fiesta Mexicana @ Royce Hall
May 2020; date and time TBA

Ballet Folklorico Performances, Fall 2019

Back to School Night  September 19, 5-7 pm

Fiestas Patrias celebrating Mexican Independence Day 
Olvera Street; date and time TBA (likely September 14 or 15)

Day of the Dead
Common Sense Latino @ La Plaza de Culturas y ArtsOctober 27, 4:30-5:00 pm.  Coco screening at 6 pm.

Dia de los Muertos 
Olvera Street
November 2019; date and time TBA

La Llorona play
With 6th Grade Leadership; date and time TBA

Fiesta Navidad
Date and time TBA

Ballet Folkl rico Son de la Palmas

Fundraising: 2019-2020

Ballet Folklorico will be selling items at upcoming events in order to fund costumes, dance shoes, accessories, instructional material, and more.

Parent Check-Ins
August 14-16, 8-11 am

Son de la Palma will be selling: water, sodas, snacks, group t-shirts, and a variety of gift baskets for a silent auction.

Back to School Night
September 19, 5–7 pm

Son de la Palma will be selling: water, sodas, snacks, group t-shirts, and a variety of gift baskets for a silent auction.

(It will also be our group’s first school performance!)

Krispy Kreme Donut Sale
Every Thursday after school for $1 each

Sees Candy Group Sale
Date TBA

Fiesta Navidad
Date and time TBA

Open House
Spring 2020

Son de la Palma will be selling: water, sodas, snacks, group t-shirts, and a variety of gift baskets for a silent auction. 

More to be announced...


Also: we gladly accept all donations!