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Maestro Spotlight: Manuel “Manny” Vizcarra

Manuel Vizcarra’s passion for folklorico dance began at the age of eight.  Throughout the years he became interested in other dance disciplines, jazz & ballet; while continuing his study of folk dances of Mexico. As he gained more experience in dance, he became so inspired by all of the different dance forms that it led him to create his own choreographies. He then decided it was time to take on a bigger...

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Announcing DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena”

Danzantes Unidos de California announces . . . DANZANTES UNIDOS FESTIVAL DUF 2017 “ALMA INDIGENA” April 7, 8 & 9, 2017 CLOVIS EAST HIGH SCHOOL (and adjacent Reyburn Intermediate School) 2940 N Leonard Avenue in Fresno, CA   [caption id="attachment_28384" align="aligncenter" width="792"] Aerial view of Clovis East High School[/caption]     THE THREE DAY FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE 70 WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS FOR DANCERS (ages 5 to 85), PARENTS & GROUP ADMINISTRATORS     [caption id="attachment_28385" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Los Mejicas de UCSC at DUF 2015[/caption]   800+ PERFORMERS WILL...

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Parade Season Is Here!

Congratulations on your group having been invited to represent your community! [caption id="attachment_28363" align="alignleft" width="400"] Flor de Mexico of Union City , CA[/caption] Considerations for participating in a parade . . . Most parade organizers will provide clear instructions, call times, area maps and preferred viewing areas. Be sure that you share all information, in particular with parents that will be dropping off and picking up their children. Share contact information of who the parent/chaperones...

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Maestra Spotlight: Guadalupe Castro Paramo

Born and raised in Morelia, Maestra Guadalupe Castro Paramo began dancing classic ballet at the age 9. At the age of 15, she began dancing Folklorico under the direction of Juan Antonio González Soria, in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Deeply invested in the practice of Folklórico, Maestra Guadalupe also attended the Instituto Michoacano de Arte Popular, also under Maestro Juan Antonio's direction where she continued her studies and practice. Subsequently, and concurrently she...

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DUF 2016 Occupy DUF Guidelines

Did you know? We have 1500 DUF’ers and their families attending DUF 2016! With the increased numbers of LARGE groups attending, we realize the need for coordination to ensure a safe and harmonious place for everyone. We know that many of you would like to bring your portable canopies to provide a place of respite for your dancers, families & chaperones. There are plenty of places on campus, other than the areas designated...

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DUF 2016 Bonus Class #3 for Directors of Registered Groups

Things That You Won’t Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #1 Viviana Basanta will offer a Master Class on Friday, March 18, from 11am to 2pm as part of the three, free bonus classes for Directors of Registered Groups. You will need to RSVP for this exciting FREE bonus for Directors of Registered Groups. Not sure if you qualify? Go to our website and click on upper right hand corner ‘my dancers’. If...

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DUF 2016 Bonus Class #2 for Directors of Registered Groups

Things That You Won’t Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #2 OMAR QUEZADA will offer a Tlaxcala workshop on Friday, March 18, from 11am to 2pm as part of the three, free bonus classes for Directors of Registered Groups. You will need to RSVP for this exciting FREE bonus for Directors of Registered Groups. Not sure if you qualify? Go to our website and click on upper right hand corner ‘my dancers’. You...

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DUF 2016 “El Corazón del Pueblo” Logo Art Comes To Life

Things That You Won't Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #4 1500+ Mexican folk dancers and their families will attend DUF 2016 "El Corazón del Pueblo" Workshops & Concerts.  Please join us for the Saturday Noon Children's Concert and the official "Welcome to Los Angeles" for DUF 2016.  For full details, visit www.danzantes.org . DUF 2016 Noon Children's Concert & Welcome to DUF 2016 12:00pm to 1:30pm Esteban Torres HS 4211 Dozier Street, Los Angeles, CA   Festival Artist,...

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DUF 2016 Enrollment Confirmation

Congratulations DUF’ers on being among the One Thousand Five-Hundred on THIS side of a SOLD OUT Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2016 “El Corazon del Pueblo”--first-time ever and with record breaking speed. First order of business . . . Please check your group enrollment confirmation. If you are missing a dancer or have someone on your list that is not part of your group, please direct a message and all other queries to OnsiteRegistration@danzantes.org ....

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WHO is Teaching at DUF 2016??

60 Folklorico Dance Movement Workshops, Seminars and Lectures will take place simultaneously at DUF 2016 "El Corazon del Pueblo" to accommodate the 1500 enrollees in this annual celebration--the largest of it's kind on either side of the border.   DANZANTES UNIDOS FESTIVAL DUF 2016 “EL CORAZON DEL PUEBLO” PRESENTS OUR DISTINGUISHED FACULTY . . . CLASSES FOR PARENTS/CHAPERONES Alicia Mendibles, Whittier, CA Folklorico Sewing Antonio Sarabia, Sacramento, CA Folklorico Media Omar Quezada, Inglewood, CA Folklorico Hair & Makeup SPECIALTY CLASSES Viviana Basanta, Mexico...

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