Registration is open for Folklorico and select Mariachi classes only!

Folklórico Orientation

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Casino Del Sol Resort
Grand Ballroom

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85757

Folklórico Workshops

Wednesday – Friday
April 24 – 26, 2019

Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center
5305 West Calle Torim
Tucson, AZ 85757

Delfina Alvarez

Delfina Alvarez

Folklórico Workshop Coordinator

(520) 838-3913

Teri Lagunas

Teri Lagunas

(520) 838-3901

Chantal Ralls

Chantal Ralls

Workshop Levels

Students will register as follows:

  • Junior Class (Ages 8-12) Desarollo I  (Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Jalisco)
  • Seniors (Ages 13-17) Desarollo II  (Jalisco)
  • Master Class (18 and up) Nayarit
    • MASTER level is designed for participants who have experience in dance, directing and choreography. Minimum age is 18. NO EXCEPTIONS. Emphasis will be on dance.

Please Note: The Master Instructor will ask a student to STEP DOWN to the appropriate level, if a student registers for masters and does not meet the requirements. Refunds will be made after the conference.

Required Apparel / Trajes

  • Folklórico students bring Vestuario if you are participating in Student Showcase.
  • Masters bring Vestuario de Nayarit or any flowered print skirt and Jalisco costume.
  • Wear appropriate and comfortable attire.
  • Tennis shoes are required. (NO dance shoes or sandals) Dance shoes for performances only.

Registration fee Includes:

  • Instruction by master instructors with focus on state of
    • Master Level: Nayarit
    • Desarollo II: Jalisco, Colima, and Danza de Apaches
    • Desarollo I: Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Jalisco
    • Workbook for workshop activities
    • Workshop ID bracelet (must be worn at all times)
    • Admittance to Student Showcase Concert and Fiesta De Garibaldi
    • Music CD
    • Instruction by master instructors with focus on state of
    • Espectacular admittance will be offered

Workshops are not meant to be private lessons. One-on-one instruction is not available. The Education Committee reserves the right to reassign participants at the recommendation of an instructor during the initial session.

Participants Showcase

The Showcase is a concert where the participants showcase their talent. Workshop participants will be admitted to the Showcase with their wristbands. If your group would like to perform, please indicate on the registration form.

  • Only 14 groups (Mariachi & Folklórico combined) will have the opportunity to perform. Performance assignments will be made when registration and payment is received.
  • This year the showcase will be divided into two categories: Competitive and Non-Competitive.
  • Performance time must not exceed 9 minutes. Groups must consist of six (6) or more paid conference participants.
  • TIMC has the authority and discretion to cut off any performance that is exceeding time allowed.
  • In addition, groups exceeding their time may not be allowed to participate the following year.
  • Points will be deducted from competing groups for exceeding their performance time.
  • If you are using recorded music (CD or cassette tape) please submit two copies to the conference office by the deadline. Music should be professionally recorded to ensure quality sound.

Folklorico Instructors

Vicky Barriga from Chihuahua, Mexico teaching Desarollo I (ages 8-12 year olds). Maestro Oscar Burciaga from San Diego, California, teaching Desarollo II (Ages 13-17). Maestro Sergio Eugenio Garcia Perez from Nayarit, Mexico teaching Master Class.

Fiesta Garibaldi (AVA Amphitheater)

The Fiesta Garibaldi is a re-creation of the Garibaldi Plaza in Mexico City featuring food and game booths, mariachis and baile folklórico dancers. If your group would like to perform at the Fiesta Garibaldi, indicate on registration form. Performing groups report to Green Room half an hour before stage call.

• Performance assignments will be made when registration and fee are received.
• 25 groups (Mariachi & Folklórico combined) will be selected to perform.
• Groups selected will perform at the AVA stage.
• Each group will perform for 30 minutes
• Groups must consist of six (6) or more registered participants.

Performance Assignments

Only registered students will appear on stage. Assignments for Fiesta Garibaldi are on a first-come basis when fee is received by earliest postmark.

I.D. Bracelet

Must be worn to gain entrance to any LFTIMC events. I.D. bracelets are non-transferable and non-replaceable. Replacement bracelets will be charged the full amount. If bracelet is altered in any way, for any reason, this will result in your immediate expulsion from all conference events. Workshop participants will be admitted to Fiesta Garibaldi with their wristbands.

El Mariachi Canta Singing Competition

There is no cost to registered participants, and additional tickets will be available for $10 purchase during registration and for sale at the event.

Two categories: 12 & Under and 13-19 ; Two prizes will be awarded per category (1st being singing at Garibaldi event and 2019 TIMC Scholarship and 2nd being 2019 TIMC scholarship) ; more prizes forthcoming

Submission rules:
– Contestant must submit two videos in the following categories of song style: ranchera, son, bolero, and huapango (traditional mariachi song forms)
– Songs must be under 4:00 of duration
– No popurris and medleys allowed for submission
– Music accompaniment must be live mariachi performance or pre-recorded mariachi accompaniment (pista)

Participant Pick-Up, Drop-Off

Folklórico participants will pick up registration material and attend orientation at the Casino Del Sol Resort. After orientation, Folklórico Workshops will be held at the Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center (5395 Calle Torim, Tucson AZ 85757). Shuttle will be available to transport students from Casino del Sol to the Wellness and back to the casino. Please make arrangements to be picked up from the casino at the end of the day. Make your own transportation arrangements for other conference activities.

Workshop Music Books

Workshop participants will receive ONLY ONE workbook. A $30 fee will be charged to replace a lost or stolen workbook. Replacements are subject to quantity on hand.


Aggressive behavior or physical confrontation will result in dismissal from the conference without a refund. Alcohol or use of uncontrolled and illegal substances during the conference is also grounds for dismissal.


Download the 2019 Folklorico Schedule