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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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Maestro Spotlight – Erik Diaz

Maestro Erik Noel Diaz was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. He began his training in Mexican Folklorico with Compañia Estatal de Danza Folklorica, Danza Matlachines del Cerro de la Bufa, and Instituto Superior de Danza Folklorica in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico. Continuing his passion for Folklorico, in California, Maestro Erik has choreographed pieces for Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, Ballet Folklorico las Estrellas, Ballet Folklorico Anahuac, Ballet Folklorico Nube de Oro, and Ballet Folklorico...

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Maestro Spotlight – Omar Quezada

Dancer/Director/Choreographer/Actor/Artist--Maestro Omar Quezada began his career in dance at the age of fourteen in Tlaxcala, Mexico. While earning a Bachelor’s in Communication and Education, Maestro Quezada began his education in dance, theater and fine arts along with studies in cosmetology and image design. He currently serves as Artistic Director for  Ensamble Folklorico Tierra Mestiza de Los Angeles, CA. At DUF 2016 Estado de Puebla Maestro Omar Quezada will cover the following in his class: Sones Antiguos de...

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Maestro Spotlight – Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera

Alfredo “El Godo” Herrera, began his journey in son jarocho at a very young age via the local fiestas and fandangos in his hometown of Veracruz.  In 1989, he joined Mono Blanco’s workshops in son jarocho and in 1990 founded his group, Son La Plaga. By the age of thirteen, this prodigy received his teaching credential in ‘zapateado and jarana’ (dance and music) from the IVEC, Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura.  By 1999, and...

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