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Ballet Folklórico

End of Year Performance, Spring 2021

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.

Forms from a previous year.

We'll update this information when it's available for the 2021-2022 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.  

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.

Also: we gladly accept all donations!


Mrs. Santana

Performance at Castle Heights Elementary School

Ballet Folk rico performs at Castle Height Elementary School

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
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Olvera Street

Castle Heights Elementary School
May 2022

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

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