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RIP Maestro Hugo Betancourt Morales . . .

We are greatly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Maestro Hugo Betancourt Morales of Quetzalli. We met several decades ago when his group was touring California and I was teaching Danzantes del Alma de UC Davis. In the late 1980's, the request came from the university to help promote the performance and to buy tickets to see them. My response was, how about if we organize a reception to welcome them, organize...

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DUF 2018 FEATURED WORKSHOP – VERACRUZ JARANA & FANDANGO AGES 14+

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 "Cultura Sin Fronteras" will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico artists sharing culture and traditions across the United States and in Mexico. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Early Registration ends January 14, 2018. INSTRUCTOR: ALFREDO "GODO" HERRERA Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera, originario del puerto de Veracruz, inicia desde muy pequeño sus incursiones en el son jarocho en fandangos...

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DUF 2018 Featured Workshop – FOLKLORICO FOR VETERAN ADULTS AGES 40+

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 "Cultura Sin Fronteras" will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico artists sharing culture and traditions across the United States and in Mexico. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Early Registration ends January 14, 2018. INSTRUCTOR: DR. MARIA GUADALUPE CASTRO PARAMO Born and raised in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Maestra Guadalupe Castro Paramo began dancing classic ballet at the age nine....

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DUF 2018 Lodging

Saludos DUF'ers! We are waiting for the official link from the Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau for lodging information.  In the interim, if you are eager to book your rooms, please use the following list and be sure to mention that you are attending the Danzantes Unidos Festival. Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 “Cultura Sin Fronteras” will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno, CA and honors the ongoing work of folklorico...

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DUF 2018 — FAQ of the Day 12/21/17

HOW DO I REGISTER MY 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 done all...

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Announcing DUF 2018 “Cultura Sin Fronteras”

Danzantes Unidos de California announces . . . DANZANTES UNIDOS FESTIVAL DUF 2018 “CULTURA SIN FRONTERAS” MARCH 23, 24 & 25, 2018 REAGAN EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Clovis East High School and adjacent Reyburn Intermediate School) 2940 N Leonard Avenue in Fresno, CA THE THREE DAY FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE 70 WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS FOR DANCERS (ages 5 to 85), PARENTS & GROUP ADMINISTRATORS 800+ PERFORMERS WILL PRESENT DURING THE DUF 2018 SHOWCASE CONCERT SERIES AT WARNORS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ¡PACHANGA! AT THE HISTORIC RAINBOW BALLROOM [caption...

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DUF 2018 Spotlight – Maestra 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, in her home-town.  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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Festival Sin Fronteras NAYARIT 2017

Danzantes Unidos in collaboration with the Fundación Cultural Decanos de la Danza “Jaime Buentello Bazán” present a Fall seminar in music and dance in Tepic, Nayarit from September 20th to 24th. Festival Sin Fronteras NAYARIT 2017 will include movement sessions, folk handicrafts, evening performances, and excursions to neighboring towns of Pantanal, Nayarit, and a day trip to the Island of Mexcaltitan. The focal point of the research will be “Sones y danzas tradicionales de la...

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DUF 2017 Hotel & Lodging Update

SPECIAL UPDATE:  At this late date, all hotels listed on our website will show "FULL".  This may not be the case.  You will need to contact the hotel directly.  Please do not expect the DUF RATE, as the deadline was two weeks ago.  Here are some hotels you can try.  Please call for rates and availability:   RODEWAY INN (559) 431-3557 Armando Torres   UNIVERSITY INN (559) 431-3557 Armando Torres   RAMADA UNIVERSITY (559) 224-4040 Jessie Garcia   PICADILLY AIRPORT...

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DUF 2017 BONUS Master Classes!

Danzantes Unidos de California is pleased to announce that as a special THANK YOU to group directors of registered groups we are offering a bonus Master Class on Friday, April 7, from 11am to 2pm, secret location TBA via text message the night before. Maestro Jose Vences will be teaching a Master Class featuring a small fusion of "Sones" from the State of Morelos that offer a polychromy of rhythms, characteristic of that region....

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