Ballet Folklorico


Justin Grino and Estuardo Garcia

The San Jacinto High School Ballet Folklorico club started on campus 6 years ago as a way for students to show their Hispanic culture via dances. The club is run by the supervisor, Ruth Gallegos, who’s been part of the club since its humble beginnings.

“The San Jacinto High School Folklorico Club has come to fill in a gap that San Jacinto High School had for the Latin American culture, offering students over the time to become stronger,” says Ruth Gallegos.

“It kinda gives people an opportunity to be themselves, show their characteristics about themselves, and it also kind of gives out the cultural aspect of what different regions in Mexico are like,” adds Salvador Segura.

With a large variety of regions to cover, the club is always trying to incorporate new cultures into their dances.

“Every region is different, so we like to show that through the dancing. For every region, it’s a different dress and so far, we have done Halisko, Veracruz, Sinaloa, Baja California, and right now we’re working on Chihuahua,” explains club vice president, Trizia Sumergido.

Even though the club covers a variety of different regions of Mexico, everyone within the club comes together as one team to support each other.

“My favorite thing about this club is the people, how fun they are, how cooperative they are, how engaged,” mentions Natalia Alvarado.

“Honestly, I think people should join it because 1: it’s a good way to branch out. 2: You just have a lot of fun in it,” comments Trysha Mejia.

Overall, Ballet Folklorico is an inclusive club that has expanded the cultural diversity in San Jacinto High School. Even if you don’t share a Mexican background, the club is always welcome to any students willing to join. For Tiger Media Network, this is Estuardo Garcia and Justin Grino.