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UFS 2016 Presenter Dr. Olga Najera-Ramirez

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez as the workshop presenter on "Channeling Your Folklórico Interest into a Career".  Learn how you can carry folkloric traditions forward into your...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Blanca Sanchez Cruz

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is honored to announce the participation of Blanca L. Sánchez-Cruz as the workshop presenter for "Putting Technology to Use".  Living in the Silicon Valley, technology is an integral part of life. This workshop will explore...

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UFS 2016 Dance Instructor Jose Somoza

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is pleased to announce the participation of Jose Somoza as the dance instructor for the Sunday morning movement session. José Somoza has been a performer/dance instructor/director for nearly thirty years throughout the East...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Cassie Barmore

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Cassie Barmore as the workshop presenter on "Nutrition".  Nutrition  is  important,  for  dancers,  but  can  also  affect  our  lives  as students. Cassie Barmore, MS, RD is...

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UFS 2016 Panelist Angelina Dwyer

University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016: Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow UFS 2016 will take place at San Jose State University on February 19-21 and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.  The organizing committee is honored to announce the participation of Angelina Dwyer as the workshop presenter for "Leadership  and  Spirit  (on  Campus)".  In this workshop she will share the history of the SJSU Campus and...

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SJSU Hosts UFS 2016 “Leaders Today To Create Legacies Tomorrow”

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 their communities. UFS strives to educate the next generation of folklorico student leaders of the multiple facets and characteristics that make up an efficient and sustainable university folklorico group. REGISTRATION IS OPEN...

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Maestra Spotlight: Blanca Araceli Soto

Maestra Blanca Araceli Soto is a veteran and accomplished actress, choreographer, director, producer and dancer. Her passion for the performing arts led her to study theater and dance at the University of Guadalajara, her natal city. As a dancer, she has 40 years of experience working with international dance companies such as: Ballet Folklorico del Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, Floricanto U.S.A., Los Angeles Mexican Dance Company,...

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Maestro Spotlight: The Legacy of Jose Tena

Internationally acclaimed Folklórico dancer and instructor, José Tena from Las Cruces, New Mexico has been dancing for more than four decades on his forever-young legs and has set thousands more in motion with his dance troupe of 30 years, Ballet Folklórico Tierra del Encanto. He has been the recipient of several coveted honors and supporting grants for his outstanding contribution to the arts and has been the subject of a bilingual children's...

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Danzantes Unidos Film Media Gallery

As we explore a permanent space on our new website for this genre, we will create a temporary space here to stage this growing media gallery of Danzantes Unidos film throughout the years. Enjoy! Every Palm Sunday Weekend, since 1979, the Danzantes Unidos Festival has brought together the largest (on either side of the border) gathering of Mexican Folk Dancers in a united celebration. The event features dance & music workshops, four Showcase...

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Maestro Spotlight: Christopher Sandoval

For the past two years, Christopher Sandoval has invested himself into the South Texas public school system as an educator and Founder and Co-Director of Alvarez Elementary Folklorico Dance Academy in McAllen, TX.  In this role, he has continued to invoke innovation and imagination within traditional parameters to engage his students, staff, and audience; not just to preserve and promote danza Mexicana, but to use it as a proactive means to empower...

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