The Ballet started as one of numerous activities the youth group did to keep active. As the group learned about Mexican folkloric dance, they felt the need to continue learning of Mexico's rich heritage and share their knowledge and experience year-round with a broader audience. With this, the Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization under the direction of founder, Julian Hernandez. In 2000, the children's group was created so that the knowledge gained could be shared and passed onto the younger generations giving them the opportunity to learn about their heritage while engaging in a healthy activity.
Children’s Theatre of Elgin / Fox Valley Theatre Company is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Elgin, Illinois. Its two troupes form one of the oldest, largest, and most exciting children’s theater companies in the state. We develop fun and exciting programs that offer a maximum number of children, youth, and young adults an affordable opportunity to experience the performing arts, either as participants or audience members.
The Elgin Master Chorale is a cultural cornerstone of Elgin and the Fox Valley creating a thrilling, emotional experience for audiences at each performance by achieving an overall level of excellence in singing, presentation and production. Elgin Master Chorale is comprised of approximately 85 adult singers – admitted by audition only – who share a passion for choral masterworks and other fine choral repertoire.
The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra has a national reputation for providing not only an engaging musical experience for its students, but also a comprehensive learning environment which promotes curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, and collaboration. With six large ensembles, three small ensembles, and a thriving Chamber Music Institute, EYSO auditions record numbers of students each year in addition to the hundreds of musicians who already enjoy its rigorous methods of inquiry and "expert noticing."
Hamilton Wings' SCORE! is a nonprofit organization that promotes leadership, development and academic readiness of socially and/or economically challenged children and families through the use of and access to the arts.