The Ballet Folklorico de Frank Zapata was established in 1979 by Frank Zapata.
The BFZ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our dance company is comprised of dancers from various communities in Stockton.
My major goal is to provide an avenue for the youth of Stockton to be exposed
to the beautiful cultural dance forms of Mexico.
Our mission is achieved by teaching the discipline required for the training and mastering of the folkloric dances of Mexico. The youth who join and perform in the Ballet Folklorico become exemplary youth role models to the other youths, because they are required to stay in school and maintain good grades and to respect one another.
Music and dance remain today as Art forms which express the feelings and values of a culture. Dance is the ultimate in artistic expression, dance is a beautiful and rich aspect of folklore. The performers of the Ballet Folklorico express their
feelings in the rhythm of a dance.