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The mission of the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico dance organization is to promote and disseminate the Hispanic and Texan Culture and to promote cultural exchanges between the Hispanic community and the people of the various cultures in our City of Houston, State of Texas and United States of America. To achieve and accomplish these goals, the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico dance organization teaches the traditional cultural dance of Latino countries around the world to youth and adults, Hispanic and non-Hispanic alike, and showcases these dances through the presentation of programs in collaboration with the local educational institutions, corporations, foundations and local neighborhoods. These programs include a diverse annual citywide parades, citywide forums, community festivals and various local community workshops.

AIBF News

There are only a few spots still available for our 2021-2022 season!

AIBF currently has a waitlist only for our B1 and B2 levels and is only accepting experienced dancers for our Advanced level on a case by case basis.  As of right now, spaces are only available in our Intermediate (with previous folklorico experience only) and Adult Intro level classes. 

 

Please contact our office via email at ambassadorsibf@hotmail.com if:

  • you would like to add your dancer's name to our B1 & B2 waitlist
  • you would like to be considered for our Advanced level class (dancers with previous folklorico experience only) 
  • you would like to register for our Adult Intro (no previous experience necessary)
  • you would like to register for our Intermediate class (dancers with previous folklorico experience only)  

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information on tuition & fees. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Due to COVID-19 protocols, our levels will continue to be capped in size this year to ensure the safety of our dancers, families and staff.  Registration reserves your spot in a level on a first come, first serve basis.  You will be notified by an AIBF Office staff member if you or your dancer is on a waitlist
  • Your registration is not considered complete until an AIBF Office staff member contacts you to take your registration fee payment over the phone.  These phone calls will be made in the same order as the registration forms are recieved. 

AIBF COVID-19 Protocols & Updates

AIBF Updates & Mandatory Protocol

 

AIBF has encountered many challenges over the past 42 years, but none quite like the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented in 2020.  We are so proud of our administration, maestros, families and dancers for coming together during these times to adapt and find creative ways to continue our mission and doing what we love to do most - teaching and learning ballet folklorico!  

While we continue monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in Houston, AIBF made the decision in November 2020 to move its weekly practices for now from our outside plaza location to indoors at MECA East End (formerly Talento Blingue de Houston).   

 

AIBF continues to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines and has adopted strict policies that all maestros, dancers and family members are required to adhere to.  Well-fitted face masks (no neck gaiters) that cover both the nose and mouth must be worn at all times indoors by our dancers, families and staff.  All AIBF dancers and staff must hand sanitize before walking into practice after checking in at the front desk where temperatures are taken by MECA East End staff.  Class sizes are capped and/or rotated to ensure adequate social distancing and at minimum, one medical grade air purifier is continously running inside both practice spaces during all practices.  Parents are not allowed to wait for their dancers inside the practice facility, use of restrooms is the only exception.

 

The health and safety of our dancers and families is our number one priority and will continue to be as we navigate these uncertain times with our city and country.  AIBF is committed to basing all decisions and changes to our practices and policies on the scientifically based recommendations from local, state and national health officials and authorities.  

 

For any questions regarding or to request a copy of AIBF's COVID-19 policy, please contact our office via email at ambassadorsibf@hotmail.com 

                REGISTRATION DETAILS    

IMPORTANT NOTES

**PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING**

  • Registration for our 2021-2022 season is nearly full.  Contact our office to ask about registration.
  • Registration fees will be required at the time of registration.  Registration fees will be accepted in the form of check, money order, credit/debit cards. NO CASH will be accepted. 
  • *Early Registration Fee - $25 (through 8/18/2021)
  • Regular Registration Fee - $35
  • No cash or money orders will be accepted as a form of payment for tuition or recital fees for the 2021-2022 season.
  • All dancers/parents must attend a mandatory orientation before they are allowed to begin classes.
  • In a continued effort to increase our efficiency, all families will be set up for automated debit for monthly tuition and recital fee payments.
  • In lieu of recital fundraising, all families will be required to pay a $250 recital fee per family (not per dancer).  All families will sign up for a payment plan at the time of registration.  The recital fee is a refundable fee should any family unenroll from AIBF before or choose not to perform in our annual showcase. 
  • All students accepted, age 5 to adult! Please note the change in minimum age requirement from 4 to 5 years old.  This is a change from previous years. 
  • Instructors will determine the level in which all dancers are placed. 

 

For any questions regarding registration, please contact the Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico office at ambassadorsibf@hotmail.com. 

 

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

 

Registration Fee per family:     $35  

Monthly Tuition:                      $70/first dancer,

                                               $40/each additional dancer

                                     $35/ Adult Intro to Ballet 

                                                       Folklorico dancers

Recital Fee per family:             $250 (see note in above section)

 

TUITION BREAKDOWN

  • One dancer enrolled in any one of our classes pays an average of just $8 per class at this tuition rate!
  • Families who have more than one dancer enrolled in any one our classes are paying an average of only $5 per class for each additional dancer at the additional dancer monthly rate!

 

                     ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • No new announcements at this time

 

 

 

Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico

 

Email: ambassadorsibf@hotmail.com

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Office Hours: By Appointment Only 

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