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Ballet: Ballet in the Rio Grande Valley

The history and ongoing legacy of ballet and famous works.

Rolando Pacheco McAllen Ballet Company

7116 N 23rd St, McAllen TX 78504 | Phone Number: (956) 322-3707 | Website

"Rolando Pacheco McAllen Ballet Company is a professional dance academy that prides themselves at teaching the highest standard of  dance.  Rolando Pacheco the artistic director originally from CUBA graduated from the conservatory of "Bellas Artes dela Havana"  and established himself as one of the directors for Alicia Alonzo obataining over 30 years of experience leading professional production companies around the world, and in 2004 Rolando Pacheco resided in the United States starting his professional school."

UTRGV Dance Program | Phone Number: (956) 665-2230 | Website

"The Dance Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a diverse, exciting and multi-cultural program that offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  It provides a broad coverage of dance training, including dance technique, improvisational and choreographic skills, music for dancers, historical and cultural dimensions of dance, dance production, dance science, and theories of dance. 

Highly visible aspects of dance at UTRGV are the dance performance companies. The nationally and internationally recognized Ballet Folklorico is one of the most active and distinguished organizations on the UTRGV campus. Along with the Ballet Folklorico; the Dance Ensemble, the Ballet Company, and the Cuadro Flamenco, provide live dance concerts, performances, lecture demonstrations, workshops, and expertise to the community-at-large, the state, and the nation."

Melba's School of Dance

2100 N. 10th Street McAllen TX 78501 | Phone Number: (956) 686-1411 | Website

"Since 1958, Melba's has been dedicated to teaching the technique, poise and discipline required in dance, which allows the students to feel pride in their personal accomplishments. This developmental training will last a lifetime."


Deborah Case Academy

5240 N. 10th Street # 5 Mcallen TX 78504 | 956-682-2721 | Website

"The teachers and staff at Deborah Case Dance Academy are passionate about dance, and it shows in everything we do. But we also think it's most important that you learn how to dance and express yourself with joy. That's been the guiding principle here for over 20 years! So what are you waiting for? Be sure to call or just come by and register today - our great staff will help you all along the way!"