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Raul Gonzalez, Danzantes Unidos Board of Directors

Danzantes Unidos Board Member, Raul Gonzalez was born and raised in Los Angeles CA .  He currently resides in Fresno, California and is a board member for Compania De Danza El Sol and the Danzantes Unidos Board of Directors. You may recognize him as the individual who runs the registration table at Danzantes Unidos Festivals. He is also the instructor for the Compania De Danza El Sol Junior Group. In the past, he...

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Laura Mendoza, Danzantes Unidos Board of Directors Secretary

Laura Mendoza is a Senior Manager of Credentialing and Administrative Compliance at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC). Where she oversees the verification and enrollment process for all healthcare staff at TVHC. Laura has been in the Community Health Industry for 26 years where she has applied her analytical acumen, degree in business administration, and her commitment to community health to support TVHC and its mission to provide accessible, high-quality care. Laura became a parent volunteer for Flor De Mexico,...

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Manny Vizcarra, Danzantes Unidos Board of Directors President

Danzantes Unidos Board of Directors President, Manny 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 through the festival, he now...

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Maria Luisa Colmenarez, Danzantes Unidos Festival Director

[caption id="attachment_45915" align="alignright" width="218"] Maria Luisa Colmenarez, Lecturer San Jose State University, California[/caption] [caption id="attachment_45918" align="alignleft" width="235"] Maria Luisa Colmenarez and Rudy Figueroa, Alegría de San José[/caption] For over 45 years, cultural “artivist” Maria Luisa Colmenarez has played a large role in ensuring Mexican folk dance remains accessible to the community while advocating for a larger presence in the performing arts space. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Danzantes Unidos...

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DUF 2020 Spotlight on Maestra Sara Moguel

Sara Moguel was born in Villaflores, Chiapas and moved to California in 1992. She graduated with a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching in 2011. Sara Moguel has been dancing with Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN for over 13 years. BFA de CSUN instilled in her the love for Mexican Folklorico dance. She has been teaching folklorico for seven years in Ventura County and is now director of her own group, Ballet...

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DUF 2020 Spotlight on Maestro David “Texomazatl” Vargas – Azteca Drum & Dance

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. Still active today, Texomazatl has led the group as a ceremonial dance group among traditional circles, as well as, a community-based performing arts group. For the past 30 years, Texomazatl has continually studied in the traditional schools (Calmecac) of Aztec dance and music and has taught several new...

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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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