The Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos (ANGF)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the research, preservation,
presentation, and education of indigenous and mestizo culture as well as other related folklore within the realm of dance, music, and the visual arts.
National Conference
The Asociación Nacional de Grupos Folklóricos (ANGF) invites you to celebrate the XLIV Congreso Nacional this summer in MCALLEN, TEXAS from July 8-15, 2017.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton McAllen Convention Center will be the ANGF folklórico headquarters and host  more than 500 dancers, directors, teachers, vendors and guests from across the United States and México.
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Foundations of Mexican Folk Dance
"Un pueblo sin danza es un pueblo mudo, sin capacidad de superación."
-Rodolfo Múzquiz Fuentes.
  1. Danza Indígena
    These types of Pre-Columbian dances reflect the rituals and celebrations of the indigenous peoples such as the Aztec, Mayan, Totonac, and other native ethnic groups. These dances honor the gods, ask for rain, ask for harvest blessings, make an account of their history, or explain the cosmos.
  2. Danza Mestiza
    After the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico, the Catholic faith was highly incorporated into the daily lives of the native people. With this, the traditions changed and in their dances reflect stories of a biblical nature, recount the conquest, or offer homage to the area patron saints.
  3. Baile Regional
    The regional dances are the most popular in Mexican folklore. These styles include, but are not limited to: Son Jarocho, Huapango Hausteco, Gusto Calentano, and Polka Norteño. The dances exist thanks to the many different countries that occupied Mexico during the colonization .