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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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WHO is coming to DUF 2018??

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. For more information, please visit www.danzantes.org WHO is coming to DUF 2018?? Over 1500 dancers in 60+ workshops! 135 dance companies & Maestros; with representation from throughout California, as well as: Colorado Idaho Indiana Illinois Louisiana Nevada New Mexico New York Oregon Texas Washington and Mexico!! Congratulations, DUF'ers!!  The Danzantes Unidos Festival...

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YOU can be a “Folklorico Rock Star”!!

OK, maybe that's a bit much. But you CAN upgrade from drab workshop participant to ** DUF 2018 Maestro Liaison** and earn a GOLD DUF shirt and lunch on Sunday.  Interested?  Read on . . . The Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 “Cultura Sin Fronteras” will take place in Fresno on March 23, 24 & 25. DUF 2018 is seeking bright, energetic and self-motivated volunteers to serve as classroom facilitators and Maestro Liaisons. Requirements: •Must...

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DUF 2018 FEATURED WORKSHOP – “SEW MUCH FUN” FOLKLORICO SEWING CLASS AGES 14+

IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/21/18:  DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN MEDICAL EMERGENCY, MAESTRA ALICIA MENDIBLES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN US AT DUF 2018.  ONCE SHE HAS RECUPERATED WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SCHEDULE HER FOR A SUMMER FOLKLORICO-ON-WHEELS.  IN THE INTERIM, HER STUDENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND PHONE FOR RELOCATION OR REFUND.   Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2018 "Cultura Sin Fronteras" will take place on March 23, 24 & 25 in Fresno,...

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DUF 2018 MAESTRO SPOTLIGHT – MAESTRO SERGIO DAMIAN SARTIAGUIN MONTES

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.   EL PROFESOR SERGIO DAMIAN SARTIAGUIN MONTES El Profesor Sartiaguín nació en  San Blas Nayarit y radica en la ciudad de Tepic, es un...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – MARIA LUISA COLMENAREZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Maria Luisa Colmenarez as the workshop presenter on “Career Paths Integrating Folklorico”. Maria Luisa Colmenarez Mexican Folk Dancer/Cultural Activist Maria Luisa has served as Artistic Director for Grupo Mizoc de Sacramento, Danzantes del Alma de UC Davis,...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. NANCY CHEN

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz. The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Nancy Chen as the workshop presenter on “Nutrition & Health”. Nancy Chen Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. RUSSELL RODRIGUEZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Russell Rodriguez as the workshop presenter on “Regional Music & Dance”. Russell Rodríguez Assistant Professor in Music, UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz M.A.  Latin American Studies, Stanford University B.S.   Anthropology, Santa Clara...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – DR. OLGA NAJERA-RAMIREZ

UFS 2018 "Bailando Sin Fronteras" will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz.  The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez as the workshop presenter on the  “Foundations of Folklórico Dance”. Olga Nájera-Ramírez Professor Emerita, Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin M.A. Latin American Studies, University of Texas,...

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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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