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DUF 2018 SOLD OUT!!

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 .  Congratulations to the nearly 1500 participants that have registered for workshops at DUF 2018!  With only a handful of open spots in adult classes, the event is pretty much sold out. ...

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DUF 2018 ANNOUNCES . . . FOLKLORICO VALENTINE GRAB BAG!!

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 . Regular Registration has been extended (unprecedented) to February 14, 2018.   Will YOU be my Folklorico Valentine? The DUF 2018 Production Team is overwhelmed by the positive response (1350+ registrants, so...

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Piñata-making Workshop @ 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. Registration is OPEN at www.danzantes.org . Regular Registration ends February 12, 2018. Parents & chaperones may register to learn to make one of the most emblematic symbols which identifies Mexico as the most festive country in the...

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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 ELEAZAR RODARTE

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.   Maestro Eleazar Rodarte is originally from Tepic, Nayarit.  At the age of seven he began his studies at the Escuela de Danza...

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DUF 2018 SPOTLIGHT – MAESTRO IGNACIO DELGADO-HERNANDEZ

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: IGNACIO DELGADO-HERNANDEZ Ignacio Delgado-Hernandez is founder and chair of the Performing Arts Department of Esperanza College Prep in East Los Angeles, a...

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DUF 2018 Registration Update

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 . Regular Registration ends February 12, 2018.   Saludos DUF’ers! To-date, nearly 1100 dancers have enrolled in classes for DUF 2018 “Cultura Sin Fronteras”, effectively filling nearly half of the available workshops.  On...

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UFS 2018 PRESENTER – MALENA VEGA

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 Malena Vega imparting the Movement Session on Sunday. Malena Vega Dance Instructor B.A.  Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz Malena Vega began dancing as a child working with some of the most prominent dancers of Mexican folkórico dance while her...

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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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