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Del Norte Alumni Ballet Folkorico Performance
Several dozen Del Norte HS grads from the 1990 -2006 era will come together April 15 for a one-time Ballet Folklorico performance. The performance with tickets priced at $10 adults and $5 students will raise funds for scholarships. The performance will be at 7 p.m. at the DNHS Performing Arts Center. The DNHS alumni will be joined by volunteer musicians playing mariachi music.
Retired DNHS Spanish teacher Elaine Alarid began Ballet Folklorico in the 1980s as a one-week focus for her students to learn about Mexican culture and music. That evolved into students wanting to learn more about the dances and Mrs. Alarid sponsoring a lunch time dance class. After several years, the class became part of APS curriculum as an elective. Alarid estimates some 500 Del Norte students participated in the Ballet Folklorico classes before she retired from APS in 2006.
The June 2014 celebration of Del Norte's 50th anniversary of opening brought together the DNHS alumni dancers after a Facebook posting "went viral". Many of the alumni dancers had not been in touch since graduation in the 1990s.
Tickets may be purchased at the DNHS Performing Arts Center on Friday April 15 beginning at 6 pm. More information will be on the website of