Ballet Folklorico de Durango was established in 1995 -- a program funded by the Durango Latino Education Coaltion (DLEC) to help underrepresented students learn pride in cultural heritage and to provide a positive after-school activity.
Now in its 22nd year, the dance group is a program based out of Fort Lewis College's El Centro de Muchos Colores Hispano Resource Center.
A team of alumni, current studetns and prospective students coordinate the dance group and performances throughout the Four Corners Region. Many local supporters include: Jerry Martinez of CJ's Diner, Retired Professor Lourdes Carrasco, Brennan Oil, LPEA Foundation Awards; Mercury Gives, and others.
Donations are always welcome to assist with scholarships for students. Check can be made to FLC Foundation with "Ballet" in the memo.