• JUNE 17 -21, 2019  AGES 8 and older.

    Tuition for all day for the week is $250.00   Each day IS 8:00  am – 4:00 pm
    All students will need to bring their own lunch each day.
    Payments will be divided up May 1st $100.00, June 1st $100.00 and June 15th $50.00
    FINAL PERFORMANCE will be Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm for parents and patrons free.

  • 1/2 DAY OPTION
    Students may choose to participate in a week of 1/2 day Folklorico (8:00-12:00 noon) OR
    1/2 day Flamenco (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm)
    Tuition for a 1/2 day is $150.00 for the week of Folklorico OR Flamenco
    Payments will be divided up May 1st $100.00, June 1st $50.00.
    All students will need to bring their own lunch each day.
    FINAL PERFORMANCE will be Friday, June 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm for parents and patrons free.




Brenda Serrata Tally holds a M.F.A in Dance from the University of Iowa and a B.F.A in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She began her training with Debbe Busby in Victoria, TX with summer study at The Joffrey Workshop TX, Houston Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a Dean’s Graduate Fellow at the University of Iowa, she performed with Dancers in Company and her work Habitual Road was chosen to represent the University at the American College Dance Festival.

Professional credits include modern dance companies such as Duarte Dance Works, Kayle +Co. and Charlotte Adams and Dancers at the Joyce SoHo ad Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City. She twice received the Monticello Foundation Scholarship Award for her choreography for Regional Dance America as well as the Natalie Skelton Award.

Currently Artistic Director of Victoria Ballet Theatre, Brenda is thankful to be a part of The Joffrey Workshop TX for her tenth year.


Bede Lamar Leyendecker was born, raised and educated in Laredo, Texas.  She is a graduate of the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Education with Dance Certification and a Master of Education with Dance Specialization.

Bede began her dance studies at the age of five.  Throughout her education and career she has been fortunate to study with many dance greats including the Martha Graham Company, the Paul Taylor Company, the Alvin Ailey Company, Daniel Nagrin, Jose Greco Sr., Nana Lorca, Maria Magdalena, Jose Greco Jr., Rogelio Rodriguez, Marc Aurelio and others.  She has studied, taught and performed a variety of Dance genres over the years.  She taught at Laredo Community College for fifteen years and at Texas A&M International University for seventeen years.  At both institutions she implemented curriculum and minors for Dance; created student organizations for dance; traveled students to and taught annually at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) and the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Conferences; and directed programs and hundreds of performances for the community.

Bede has received numerous local, state and national teaching awards over her thirty-two-year career and was honored with LULAC Council #7 ‘Higher Education Award’ and the Laredo Morning Times ‘Hero of Hope’ Awards in 20012.  She was selected as the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) ‘Teacher of the Year College/University’ Award in 2000; ‘Honor’ Award in 2009; ‘Scholar Award’ in 2014 and ‘Dance Heritage Award’ in 2018.  She also received the Webb County Historical Foundation’s Award for ‘Preservation of Folklore, Customs and Traditions’ on two occasions.  In 2019 she was a nominee for the Jefferson Award.

She continues to support her love of dance and teach through ‘Almas Gitanas’,  a Spanish Dance Company with twelve former students who share her passion for Spanish Dance.  The mission of Almas Gitanas is to preserve and promote the art of Spanish Dance.  The company is dedicated to providing enriching cultural experiences and performances to the community.

In the summer of 2016, Marisa received her teaching certification through American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. Marisa then joined The Montgomery Ballet. While there, she performed as Clara in The Nutcracker, Canary Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, and an Odalisque in Le Corsaire. Marisa has also been on the ballet faculty of the School of Contemporary Ballet Dallas.