Intermediate & Advanced Dancers
Ages 8 to Adult
(Adult Beginners welcome)
Monday & Wednesday
7pm to 9pm
Maestro Cecilio DeCastro
$10 a Session/$45 a Month
Class students often perform with "Grupo Folklorico Esplendor." A great way to obtain dance experience.
Maestro Cecilio De Castro is the Director of Grupo Folklorico Esplendor; which is home-based at Studio 360.
Once a month, Studio 360 hosts the monthly CFU workshop. CFU is a non-profit organization offering first-rate Folklorico instruction by well-known Directors from US and Mexico.
The Annual CFU is scheduled for August 4 & 5, 2018.
Maestro Cecilio De Castro’s career in dancing began when he was fifteen in Michoacan, Mexico, in 1977. The richness of Folklorico motivated him to continue its practice, and despite his commitment and service in the United States Army, Maestro Cecilio kept dancing and studying the history of Folklorico and its music with great fervor.
He was a student of Maestro Benjamin Hernandez of East Los Angeles, California, and was a member of "Ballet Folklorico Mexicapan," and has performed in Mexico, throughout United States, and in Europe. Maestro Cecilio is the Director of "Grupo Folklorico Esplendor" of East Los Angeles and in conjunction with his group has come on board to teach Folklorico at Studio 360 Dance & Fitness.
His strongest feature is his knowledge in the Mexican Culture and History of Folklorico dances. He researches traditional aspects of dance footwork, costume details, and music and history behind every dance. This makes him especially unique because it is vital that we conserve the traditional aspects of Mexican dance, which is becoming a lost technique.
Maestro Cecilio is a board member of "Coalicion de Folkloristas Unidos," and was a former board member and instructor at Danzantes Unidos Festival for many years.
"Intricate and always eager to share his knowledge of dance with students," is how his students describe him.