Greetings Folklorico Family and supporters of the arts!
Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas (RLBFT), was founded in 1982 by Roy Lozano, a second generation, Mexican-American. Roy devoted his life to performing, researching and staging folk dances representing Mexico’s vast cultures and traditions. RLBFT soon became a leader in Austin and surrounding central Texas communities dedicated to sharing an authentic Mexican American experience through dance and music.
Prior to the pandemic, RLBFT's School of Dance created a space for children and adults of all ages to practice and rehearse for annual performances and provided an opportunity for dancers and guests to learn about the rich history of Mexican folk dances.
Like the rest of our community, this year has been challenging for our group. But, under the leadership of Chuy Chacon, our Artistic Director and Elizabeth Ortegon, our President of the Board of Directors and with help from our community and volunteers, we know we will be able to rise up and remain an important part of what makes central Texas so diverse.
Here are some examples of how we have used support from our community members and volunteers. This year, we were able to move to a new location which will be able to house more dancers and classes. Our dedicated volunteers helped move our costumes, props and supplies as well as get the studio ready for RLBFT’s grand reopening. We appreciate all the time, financial donations, and dedication they have provided to make sure we keep our legacy of preserving the heritage of Texas through traditional Mexican folk dance.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Chuy, our amazing Instructors, our Adult Performers and most importantly the students in the School of Dance, WE THANK YOU! With your continued support, we are able to keep providing the community with family friendly events as well as opportunities to learn and stay active. Please give what you can or share with your family and friends. We look forward to performing for you again!