​​The performance started with our Older Group performing Michoacan Tierra Caliente which then made way for the QC debut of Guerrero.  The joyful dances from this state were showcased by our Small Group A and B, who range from 4-9 years old.  As expected, they were eager to show off their new dance steps as well as their colorful costumes.  The evening concluded with dances from Jalisco, performed by a combination of Middle and Older Group students.  The QCBF definitely brought a little warmth and color to an overly cloudy evening in downtown Moline.  They look forward to two more performances at Mercado on Fifth on July 27th and August 31st.  

LULAC IA State Convention and Mercado on Fifth 

Later on June 23rd, the QCBF performed in front of a great crowd at Mercado on Fifth.  Now in it's third season, the Mercado on Fifth has grown into an amazing weekly event that attracts a diverse crowd from all areas of the Quad Cities.  The QCBF were thankful to be invited back by Maria Ontiveros, the organizer of Mercado on Fifth.  While the weather was not the greatest, it still did not prevent the QCBF performers from going on and putting on an entertaining show.  

Mercado on Fifth photos provided by Mike Fetterer from Fetography Professional Imaging

June 28th 2018 - ​As the end of June drew near, the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico were preparing for two more performances that were hosted by the LULAC and Mercado on Fifth.  Firstly, the QCBF ventured out to the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, IA on June 16th for the LULAC Iowa State Convention.  A select few from the Middle and Older Groups presented dances from Sinaloa and Jalisco in a brief performance during the convention’s dinner.  They were cheered on by community leaders, business professionals, and politicians who were later treated to the sounds of Crooked Cactus.  The QCBF always jump to the chance to perform for the LULAC due to the constant support they offer to their organization.