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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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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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