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Luisa Macias opened Studio Danza in October of 2007 as a place where children and adults could learn and enjoy different forms of dance.  Zumba and hip hop were immediately popular offerings.   In 2011,  Macias accepted a longstanding children's program,  "Folklorico de Colores," when SPIRITT Family Services could no longer provide the program.  The Studio added the words, "Folklorica de Colores" to its name to reflect the addition of the folklorico program.

Ever since its inception, the Studio has provided dance instruction to all who were interested. Lessons are offered on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay for children who are at risk and low income.

In 2012, a ten-person, volunteer board of directors was formed, and the Studio incorporated as "Studio Danza Folklorica de Colors, Inc.," a tax-exempt 501 (C)(3) charitable organization.  Luisa Macias was named Executive Director of the Studio and elected President of the Board of Directors.  Contributions to support the Studio became tax-deductible for donors, including board members.

The Studio has evolved and grown since 2007 to meet the changing needs and desires of  the community.  Dance forms from ballet to salsa, capoeira to modern, hip hop to body toning have been enjoyed.  The children's ensembles perform frequently at community events, county fairs and an annual recital.  The Studio's hip hop ensembles have won competitions in California and Nevada.  Zumba continues to be very popular with adults.

Studio Danza Folklorica de Colores, Inc. is a proud member of the American Dance Therapy Association.  Dance and movement are a form of therapy that helps participants improve their physical, mental and emotional health.