We believe that learning dance and cultural history should be active, fun, and engaging!
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo was founded in 1996 by Velma, Sara, and Jimmy Newmoon Roybal. Since then the group has grown to be Pueblo's premiere folk dance group. We are a 501c3 non-profit corporation.
All students learn the history and cultural significance of the dances and costumes and the regions from which the dances originate. We are proud to incorporate dances and history that pertain to the New Mexican and Mexican American experience as well. We offer a complete program which includes dancing, traveling, and performing.
In all classes, beginner through advanced, students learn a variety of regional dances and Mexican Folk traditions that are important to the people of each region.
We believe that learning history should be fun and physically engaging. Through our school of folk arts and folk dance company we combine dance, music, art, history, and academics to give students the most well-rounded experience. Our certified instructors and staff are here to ensure a fun, family-friendly experience!
Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo - The People's Folk Group is a professional, non-profit folk dance company and school of folk arts.
We combine dance, music, art, history, and academics for the best all-around experience!
Regions we teach include:
Jalisco, Nayarit, Chiapas, Aguascalientes, Sonora, Vera Cruz, Chihuahua, Michoacan, and many, many more.
SOME OF OUR ADVENTURES OVER THE YEARS AT GFDP INCLUDE :
3 years of collaborating in the Dance Exchange Conference
Song of Pueblo 2016- we choreographed and performed 4.5 dances in the program
11 years and counting of our DAY OF THE DEAD PERFORMANCES
Performing in Tepic, Nayarit Mexico for A.N.G.F.
Over 10 years of attending dance conferences such as:
A.N.G.F. DUF MARIACHI FESTIVAL IN NEW MEXICO AND MUCH MORE
Collaborative performances with:
LOS BAILADORES OF KANSAS CITY, MO
SEMILLAS DE LA TIERRA OF ALAMOSA, CO
CU BOULDER DANCE DEPARTMENT
AND MANY MANY MORE
Danced in the CU Boulder Production BORDERLANDIA
Participated in raising funds for the KATRINA VICTIMS
Participants in the production of THE MUSIC VOYAGER
AND THE LIST GOES ON..... SO KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Collabortive project with El Pueblo Museum to develop the Folklorico Exhibit
Newspaper article on the collaboration