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Maestro Spotlight: Texomazatl David Vargas

David Vargas, also known as Texomazatl (Blue Deer) among traditional Aztec dance circles, founded the original Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance in 1988 in San Jose, CA. As Executive and Artistic Director, Texomazatl continues to lead the group as a ceremonial dance group among traditional circles and community-based performing arts groups.   For the past 30 years, Texomazatl continues to study in the traditional schools (Calmecac) of Aztec dance and music. He has taught several new...

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Amalia Viviana Basanta to Teach at DUF 2016

Danzantes Unidos is honored to offer a class with the renowned Mexican Folklorico dancer and daughter of Amalia Hernandez, Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez at DUF 2016. Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez was born in Mexico City, the daughter of Mexican choreographer, Amalia Hernandez, and Argentine writer, Joaquin Basanta Crece.  She began her dance training at the age of five, studying classical ballet under Nellie Happee. At age thirteen, Ms. Basanta Hernandez joined the National Ballet...

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DUF 2016 “El Corazon del Pueblo” – Enrollment for classes is OPEN

Danzantes Unidos presents its annual gathering (DUF) 2016, “El Corazón del Pueblo” on March 18, 19 & 20. Danzantes Unidos is pleased to announce the return of DUF to it’s place of origin --- Los Angeles, CA!! REGISTER TODAY AT:  WWW.DANZANTES.ORG DUF 2016 is a three-day celebration of Mexican folk dance with 65 dance workshops and seminars to accommodate 1500 participants. Curriculum will include movement sessions from various states of Mexico, as well as...

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New Class at DUF 2016: Folklorico Media Workshop

Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #5 It is our story, our history, that gives meaning to our art and ignites our passion to continue its practice. Folklorico Media Workshop is a new initiative by Danzantes Unidos meant to encourage participants to take full advantage of technology and various media platforms to promote their passion for dance, tell their stories and share their art. Directors of registered groups will recommend...

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University Folklorico Summit To Convene Leaders in Mexican Folk Dance at UFS 2016

University Folklorico Summit To Convene Leaders in Mexican Folk Dance at UFS 2016 "Leaders Today To Create Legacies Tomorrow" on February 19-21 at San Jose State University. Registration is OPEN at: www.danzantes.org/programs/university-folklorico-summit/ The University Folklorico Summit (UFS), an initiative of Danzantes Unidos, is a three-day leadership and cultural arts conference designed for collegiate folklorico groups. UFS provides a forum for university folklorico group leaders to meet, share their best practices, and strategize for...

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