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Ballet Folkl rico Son de la Palmas


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.

Ballet Folklórico

The Ballet Folklórico elective, Son de la Palma, is held during Period 6 in the Auditorium.  It is open to sixth, seventh, and 8th graders.  

To take the elective class, students must sign up with their counselor.

There is also a free after-school class on Friday from 3:00-5:00pm. No experience is necessary to join the elective class or the after-school class. See Ballet Folklórico After School.

For the after-school class, a signed permission form is needed from your parent or guardian.

All Ballet Folklórico students will need to turn in a Publicity Authorization Form.

Mosaic of Ballet Folkl rico photos


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.

Spring 2023 Videos

Forms from a previous year.

We'll update this information when it's available for the 2022-2023 school year.

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


Mrs. Santana

Fiesta Mexicana

Ballet Folklórico will participate in UCLA's Fiesta Mexicana on Sunday, May 28, 2023.

They will perform 2 dances at the start of the show and another 2 dances at the end of the show.

UCLA's own Ballet Folkórico will perform as well.

Admission is free, but you must reserve tickets (up to 4 per email address).

UCLA Royce Hall

Doors open at 4:00pm

Show starts at 4:30pm

Reserve tickets

Download flyer

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Spring 2023 Performances

Ballet Folklórico performances:

Friday, April 28, 2023 in the Auditorium, with a performance by Grupo Folkórico de UCLA too. (⬇ Download flyer)

Friday, June 2 2023 at Clover Elementary School's International Fair

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Knott's Berry Farm

Performance at Castle Heights Elementary School

Ballet Folk rico performs at Castle Height Elementary School

Fiesta Mexicana 2022

Watch the 2022 show on YouTube

Ballet Folklórico Performances 2021-2022

Back to School Night
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 4:30-5:00pm on the quad

Open House
Thursday, February 10, 4:30-5:00pm on the quad

Son de la Palma Big Show
Thursday, April 28, Periods 4 to 6

Son de la Palma Big Show
Thursday, April 28, 6:00pm, Auditorium
⬇ Download flyer

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Olvera Street

Castle Heights Elementary School
May 2022

UCLA Fiesta Mexicana
Royce Hall; Sunday, May 22, 2022