The Cashion Cultural Legacy (CCL) is committed to sustaining the preservation, presentation, and education of Mexican folk culture through dance. In honor and recognition of Dr. Susan V. Cashion and her many contributions to the dance world, the CCL pursues this mission by hosting two professional Mexican folk dance companies (Los Lupeños de San José & Los Lupeños Juvenil), offering accessible classes to the community (Los Lupeños Academy), operating an artist exchange of dancers, directors, and choreographers between California and México, and researching and documenting the art form.
Our Academy dance classes are given in conjunction with the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San José, California.
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA
Throughout its history, dance education has always been a part of the vision of the non-profit Cashion Cultural Legacy and of 50-year old Mexican folk dance company Los Lupeños de San José. Co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Culture @MHP, Los Lupeños Academy offers accessible public folklórico dance classes to all ages (starting with toddlers & their parents) and at all levels at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San José, California. Academy instructors not only teach dance, but connect the steps to music, language, customs, culture, and history. Sessions are offered during year, each ending with a culmination event or theater recital.
Winter/Spring Session begins January 7, 2020.
Summer/Fall Session begins August 25, 2020.
Many other classes and workshops. Check our website, loslupenos.org for updates.
Classes are held in the late afternoon between 5pm and 10pm. Younger students’ classes are earlier in the evening; adults are later.
School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, corner of Alum Rock and King in San José.
Class fees vary by class. Refer to current schedule for details. Financial aid is available.