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DUF 2016 “El Corazon del Pueblo” – Enrollment for classes is OPEN

Danzantes Unidos presents its annual gathering (DUF) 2016, “El Corazón del Pueblo” on March 18, 19 & 20. Danzantes Unidos is pleased to announce the return of DUF to it’s place of origin --- Los Angeles, CA!! REGISTER TODAY AT:  WWW.DANZANTES.ORG DUF 2016 is a three-day celebration of Mexican folk dance with 65 dance workshops and seminars to accommodate 1500 participants. Curriculum will include movement sessions from various states of Mexico, as well as...

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It’s Jose Tena Week!

In keeping with the tradition of celebrating our Living Legends, we are happy to announce Jose Tena Week and invite you to join in on wishing a very Happy Birthday (11/12) to Maestro Tena of Las Cruces, New Mexico. History Jose Tena arrived to Las Cruces from Chihuahua to visit his sister in the summer of 1978. Little did he know that the ‘visit’ would keep him in Las Cruces for the next thirty...

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Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2016 Returns to Los Angeles, CA

Danzantes Unidos is pleased to announce the return of DUF 2016 to Los Angeles, CA on March 18-20. Venues will include locations in East Los Angeles. Online registration will open in December of 2015 at www.danzantes.org On October 4, 2015, Danzantes Unidos celebrated International Son de La Negra Day with spontaneous expressions of dance throughout downtown Los Angeles. We were joined in the merrymaking by members of Los Angeles based dance companies: Paso...

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Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2015 “Mil gracias”

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff & Volunteers of Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2015 “Reconquistando el pueblo con danza y cancion” we extend a warm, mil gracias, to the group directors, participants, parents, chaperones and family members that attended DUF 2015 in Fresno on March 27, 28 & 29. [caption id="attachment_22473" align="alignnone" width="300"] Their job well-completed, DUF 2015 Registration Committee opened the Showcase Concert on Saturday. Photo credit:  Jaime Morales[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22467" align="alignnone"...

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DUF 2015 Mercado – Mega-Folklorico Tianguis

Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2015 " Reconquistando el pueblo con danza y cancion" will take place on March 27, 28, & 29 at Clovis West HS in Fresno, CA. Over 1,000 dancers have registered to date and will participate in workshops, concerts and the Mega-mega DUF Mercado!!  Break open those cochinitos because the DUF 2015 Mercado will have it all:  zapatillas, botines, dance wear, jewelry, headpieces and more.  Following is a list of...

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DUF 2015 Multimedia Art Exhibit: Celebrating the beauty of folklorico through visual media

As you are taking a stroll at Clovis West High School, we invite you to explore one of this year’s newest exhibitions that highlights and celebrates the beauty of our cultural dances.  Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2015 Multimedia Art Exhibit will feature the artwork of three visual artists whose work was inspired by their participation in the folklorico community.  They are excited and honored to present their pieces which reflect various themes...

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Danzantes Unidos de California Guinness World Record Attempt

Danzantes Unidos de California, a cultural network of Mexican folk dancers and artists, registered over 700 dancers to participate in the Guinness World Record Attempt for the "Largest Mexican Folk Dance." The attempt took place on April 13 at Clovis West High School of Fresno, CA at the annual Danzantes Unidos Festival. We unofficially broke the current record of 457 dancers set in Guadalajara, Mexico. We will be submitting our footage to...

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Danzantes Unidos de California Announce University of California, Irvine as Site Location for its University Folklorico Summit

Over 50 collegiate Mexican folk dancers are anticipated to attend the third annual college folklorico conference on February 13-15, 2015. Irvine, Calif. – December 22, 2014 – Danzantes Unidos de California, a 501(c)(3) Mexican folk dance network organization announce the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as the site location of its third annual collegiate Mexican folk dance conference, University Folklorico Summit (UFS) for 2015. Over 50 collegiate Mexican folk dancers are expected to...

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DUF 2014 Mercado – Mega-Tianguis Folklorico

It's time to BUST open those 'cochinitos,' because the DUF 2014 Mercado will have it all:  zapatillas, botines, dance wear, jewelery, headpieces and more.  Special thanks to Mercado Coordinator, Amber Valdez!     Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2014 "Honrando el pasado, creando el futuro" will take place on Aprill 11, 12 & 13 at Clovis West HS in Fresno, CA.  Over 1200 dancers have registered to date and will participate in workshops, concerts and the Mega-mega DUF Mercado!!  Break open those...

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