Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is a Mexican folk dance troupe based in Medford. The group’s mission is to empower youth through dance and to serve as cultural ambassadors. Ritmo Alegre began in 1992 and has evolved into a community youth performance troupe. Its repertoire includes traditional dances in authentic costume from over 15 Mexican states. Classes for ages 3 and up are held at the group’s dance studio in Medford. The group performs in local festivals and school and community events.