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Across the Border

Javier Juarez, former principal dancer with the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, will guide students on a tour "Across the Border" to Mexico. Students will discover the unique and exciting traditions of Mexico from the pre-European colonization down to our modern time. Javier takes the students on a journey through dance to several different regions in Mexico. The journey begins with a Native Indian dance called "The Aztecs," and ends with a very popular rhythm today called "Salsa." Active audience participation is encouraged when students are invited to learn a traditional Mexican Folklore Dance. This program is a culturally rich learning experience that will leave a lifelong impression on students. Across the Border can be adapted to audiences of all ages.

"Across the Border" at the Chouest Family Kid's Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Artist

Javier Juarez

Cost

Single: $320 | Double: $480

Technical Needs

This performance cannot be done on carpeted or tiled floors. Artists can provide flooring for an extra fee.

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Javier Juarez

Javier Juarez is the Owner/Artistic Director of Javier’s Dance Studio, located in Slidell.  He has been teaching and performing statewide for the past 30 years. He is a resident dance instructor in the Jefferson Parish School Ballroom Program. Javier is also the artistic director of Javier’s Dance Company, making ethnic, contemporary and ballroom dance readily accessible to the southern Louisiana area. Javier’s Dance Company has performed in many venues, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Que Pasa Fest New Orleans, Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” presented by the New Orleans Opera, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Sensation Fun Ship. Javier has been a Young Audiences" artist since 1994 and on the Louisiana Artist Roster since 1991. He was honored with a Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship for performance in dance. Javier was selected as Performing Artist of the year 2005 in St. Tammany Parish. He was a featured artist in 2010 on a television program launched by the Tammany Parish Government called artSPARK which features select talented artists living in St. Tammany. Javier was the recipient of the Guillermo De Bango Excellence in the Arts award for artist merit in 2014. His selection was based on his efforts to promote Hispanic Heritage and Culture within the community and for his work with children in the school systems. Javier has been actively involved in the educational system for so many years because he feels that having the arts in schools can make a difference in a child’s life. Javier has been an advisory panelist for the Louisiana State Arts Council. As a panelist, he has had the responsibility and an opportunity to influence the cultural future of the state of Louisiana.

 

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

PreK
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Curriculum/s

Multicultural Studies
Second Language
Social Studies

Art Genre/s

Movement and Dance

Format/s

Performance

 
   
 
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