The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announces its summer dance and music classes for students ages 4 years old and up for Dance and ages 8 years old and up for Music. The summer session runs from June 17-July 25, 2024 at the Guadalupe Academy, 723 S. Brazos St.

Dance students will learn the art of Mexican Ballet Folklorico and Spanish Flamenco on a weekly basis with seasoned instructors. The music program consists of a robust offering of mariachi classes led by Gino Rivera of Mariachi Azteca de América who teaches violin, vocals, guitar, trumpet and piano along with master vocals instructor Jonathan Palomar. The program also includes National Heritage Fellow, Santiago Jimenez, Jr, who leads two accordion classes for beginners and intermediate level students, and Aaron Salinas who teaches accordion for teens and adults. Conjunto music students can also enroll in bajo sexto classes taught by Hunter Chavez.

The Academy is offering two new classes this summer including Flamenco Cajon, which will allow students to explore Flamenco percussive rhythms for dancers. Open to beginning students ages 13 and above. Plus, Puppet Making for students ages 13 and up to learn how to make and manipulate puppets for Día de Los Muertos.

Tuition ranges from $90 to $140 for the entire summer session. Register for these classes at<> For questions about the Academy summer and fall sessions, call 210-271-3151, extension 225 or email education director Belinda Menchaca at belindam@guadalupeculturalarts.