Be in the Know: Bailadores de Bronce’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Photo by Hugo Ludeña of Hugo Fotografía.

Learn about Mexican culture through mesmerizing choreography and costumes.

Bailadores de Bronce (Bronze Dancers) is a group that teaches and performs Mexican folkloric dances in the Pacific Northwest. As they enter their 40th year of entertaining our region, the group decided to celebrate by doing what they do best—dance!

Photo by Hugo Ludeña of Hugo Fotografía.

Established by faculty and staff at the University of Washington in 1972, the dance troupe seeks to promote the beauty and richness of Mexican traditions through music and dance. By sharing their culture, preserving traditions and instilling pride in youth, they work to create a bridge of understanding among all people.

Bailadores de Bronce has performed all over the West Coast and is one of the oldest groups of its kind in the Northwest. Dancers wear stunning costumes from different regions of Mexico as they show off their intricate footwork and polished choreography. These high-energy performances resonate with audience members, who can see the enthusiasm the artists have for their craft.

All dancers, instructors and the Board of Directors volunteer their time to Bailadores de Bronce to achieve the amazing performances for which the group is known. Free classes and rehearsals are offered to the public at the American Dance Institute and the Seattle Center. Whether you’ve been dancing your whole life or you’re new to the art, the group welcomes you to practice with them.

Where: The Bailadores de Bronce performance will take place in Meany Hall on the UW Campus.

When: Saturday, April 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

How much: Online sales end April 19, so buy your tickets in advance for $20, or pay $25 at the door.

Bailadores de Bronce’s 40th Anniversary Gala at Meany Hall, UW Campus | Saturday, April 21