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WHO’S COMING TO DUF 2020?!

Congratulations! to the over 140 dance companies from all over the United States that will convene for DUF 2020 on April 3, 4 & 5 in 65 tandem workshops that are already near capacity.  Danzantes Unidos thanks all directors, chaperones and parents of dancers that jumped on Early Registration this year. It was truly a new record for this weekend of celebration and sharing.  Please look for your group name and write...

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DUF 2020 Showcase Concerts News & Update

Danzantes Unidos announces the retirement of DUF Showcase Concert Director, Juana Saludado. She has been an active force in Danzantes Unidos since she joined the Board of Directors in 2007. She will remain as an advisor to usher in the next generation. We are grateful to Juana for her many years of service in the organization and we hope that you will join us in wishing her well in all her endeavors....

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DUF 2020 – FAQ 1/10/20

HOW DO I REGISTER MY DANCER/GROUP? There are two parts to getting your dancers into classes. Directors/chaperones REGISTER dancers by entering the group members data. Registered students ENROLL in a class by selecting a class that is OPEN and then proceed through the payment at checkout. If the registration fees will be covered by the group bank account, then one person can register the entire group . . . and it does not have to be...

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NEW CLASS FOR DUF 2020!! ADAPTIVE FOLKLORICO DANCE

NEW CLASS FOR DUF 2020!! ADAPTIVE FOLKLORICO DANCE FOR ALL CAPABILITIES (AGES 13+) INSTRUCTOR: IRENE HERNANDEZ Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2020 announces the creation of the Adaptive Folklorico Dance class for all students across the spectrum of disAbilities to participate within the Folklorico Community.  This class will require ONE Accompanying Caregiver per enrollee to accompany each student and participate in class. Class size will be limited to 16 students and there is a required minimum...

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Maestra Spotlight: Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez at DUF 2020

Danzantes Unidos is delighted to welcome back the renowned Mexican Folklorico dancer and choreographer, Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez to DUF 2020.  Maestra 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 of Mexico under the...

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Danzantes Unidos Welcomes New Board Member, Raul Gonzalez

Danzantes Unidos is pleased to announce new board member, Raul Gonzalez. Raul Gonzalez is a Health Education Specialist and Folklorico instructor with Compania de Danza El Sol in Fresno, CA. He has been involved with Danzantes Unidos since 2011 when he began volunteering at Roosevelt High School. He has been a volunteer in DUF Onsite Registration since 2012 and has served as Onsite Registration Co-Chair since 2017.  Last year, he additionally took on...

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Danzantes Unidos Welcomes New Board Member, Manny Vizcarra

Danzantes Unidos is pleased to announce new board member, Manny Vizcarra. Mr. Vizcarra  Is a health care professional for the county of Los Angeles. He is the director and founder of Tradición Dance Company from Pomona California. He has been a participant in the Danzantes Unidos Festival since his early childhood years and has always looked forward to it year after year. He has gained so much knowledge about Mexican culture and folklorico...

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Festival Sin Fronteras Class of 2019

Thank you for your participation in Festival Sin Fronteras 2019.  We look forward to meeting you in Patzcuaro, Michoacan July 22 to 27.   Registration will begin on Monday, July 22 from Noon to 2pm at the Casa de La Cultura de Patzcuaro.  You can cab or combi over, please ask your concierge for directions to the nearest combi stop heading in the direction of the Unidad Deportiva (Sports Complex).  Be sure to have...

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DUF 2019 Showcase Concerts – The Crowning Jewel of the Festival

60 dance companies from across the United States will showcase their best work during DUF Showcase Concerts on April 12, 13 & 14 at Warnors Center for the Performing Arts & Free Noon Concert at Sunnyside HS.   Featuring over 1000 performers, audience members will enjoy over nine-hours of folklorico performance. Tickets can be purchased for $20, one hour prior to curtain each night. . Full lineup below:    ...

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DUF 2019 Ofrenda #RememberMe

DUF Ofrenda - The Danzantes Unidos Festival is the annual gathering where folklorico dancers come together to meet, greet and celebrate each other. It is also the time to remember those who live with us in spirit.   Please help us to celebrate their memory by sending a photo & a kind word about them--where they lived, who they danced with or served and what they are best remembered for. Send your submissions...

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