Danzantes Unidos de California Announces Fresno as Site Location for its Annual Mexican Folk Dance Festival - Danzantes Unidos®
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Danzantes Unidos de California Announces Fresno as Site Location for its Annual Mexican Folk Dance Festival

Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are anticipated to attend the Danzantes Unidos Festival on March 27-29, 2015.

Fresno, CA – November 25, 2014 – Danzantes Unidos de California, a 501(c)(3) Mexican folk dance network organization, announces the city of Fresno as the site location of its annual Mexican folk dance festival, Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) for 2015. Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are expected to attend the three-day event on March 27-29, 2015.

The 2015 Festival will offer over 50 Mexican folk dance workshops to participants of all ages and skill levels at Clovis West High School in Fresno. Each workshop will highlight the music and dances of specific regions in Mexico.  Danzantes Unidos de California will select maestros to educate the participants on the dances, history and culture of the region over a two-day period.  On the last day of workshops, the participants will perform one of the dances learned to their family, friends and the folklorico community.  Participating dance organizations will have the opportunity to feature their repertoire at the DUF Showcase Concert series scheduled each night of the festival at Warnors Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the cultural dance workshops and the DUF Showcase Concert series, DUF 2015 will host a variety of cultural activities throughout the weekend that will be free and open to the general public.  The cultural activities open to the public include:

  • DUF Mercado
  • DUF Multimedia Lecture Hall
  • DUF Fandango
  • DUF Concierto de los Niños
  • DUF Ofrendas y Altares
  • DUF University Meet and Greet

This is the fifth consecutive year DUF will be held in Fresno, and the 12th year in the festival’s 36 year history.  Fresno has been selected as the site location more times than any other city. Danzantes Unidos de California board of directors and staff will work alongside local folklorico groups and volunteers to run the festival.  Anyone interested in participating in the Danzantes Unidos Festival 2015 activities are encouraged to visit www.danzantes.org and follow its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for additional information.

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ABOUT DANZANTES UNIDOS DE CALIFORNIA:  Danzantes Unidos is the cultural network of Mexican folk dancers and artists. It was incorporated in 1994 to promote and support the Mexican Folk experience through the performing and visual arts, including, but not limited to, the annual three-day festival known as the Danzantes Unidos Festival.  For more information on Danzantes Unidos de California, visit www.danzantes.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Sabrina Valles

sabrinavalles@danzantes.org

Maria Luisa Colmenarez

president@danzantes.org

Correction: December 6, 2014

An earlier version of this article misstated the number of years Danzantes Unidos Festival was held in Fresno. This is the fifth consecutive year DUF will be held in Fresno; not the fourth consecutive year as originally noted in the article.

 

12 Comments

  • anna jacquez

    25.11.2014 at 19:26

    Info on the upcoming event in March! Would like to know cost of event. Can my 11 yr. Old go solo or does her dance group have to attend. Looking forward to it!

    • Sabrina Valles

      07.12.2014 at 02:45

      Hi Anna,

      I apologize for the late response. Your 11 year is more than welcome to attend our festival solo or with her dance group. We will be announcing the cost of registration at a future time on our blog and website. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

      -Sabrina

      • Maria Luisa Colmenarez

        07.12.2014 at 03:24

        Un saludo Anna. Thank you for your query. Registration fees will range from $75 during early reg to $90 onsite reg and will open just around Christmas time. Registrants can attend solo or with their group. We look forward to seeing you in Fresno.

  • Cristina G. Candiani

    26.11.2014 at 06:08

    Queridos representantes. Soy una maestra de baile que quiere recomenzar con el exito. Reinicie un pequeno grupo recientemente, y estoy preparaandome. Es website que les doy esta en construction. No esta publicasdo todavia. Solo lo pueden ver por invitacion. Necesito su apoyo para difundir la cultura de Mexico a traves del sitio. Mucho agradecre su apoyo. Muchas gracias!
    Cristina

  • Cristina G. Candiani

    26.11.2014 at 06:10

    COmo encuentro la informacion para registrarme en los cursos de Fresno? Gracias!

  • Brenda Leon

    27.12.2014 at 20:32

    Hola! My name is Brenda and I am from NYC, I am very interested in attending the summit this year and flying in into California, I would really like to know more information on registrations and further details, if it is possible! Thank you very much in advanced!

    • Sabrina Valles

      01.01.2015 at 02:23

      Hi Brenda,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Can you please clarify if you are interested in attending Danzantes Unidos Festival or the University Folklorico Summit?

      • Brenda Leon

        02.01.2015 at 19:02

        Is it possible to get details for both?

        • Sabrina Valles

          04.01.2015 at 04:03

          Hi Brenda,

          The University Folklórico Summit (UFS) is a collegiate leadership and cultural arts conference designed for college folklorico groups. This year’s event will be taking place at UC Irvine on February 13-15, 2015. Registration is now open on http://www.danzantes.org/ufs2015. Additional information and our information packet can be found there as well.

          Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) is an annual three day event featuring workshops on the music and dances of the various regions in Mexico, showcase concerts, and more. The dates and location of DUF 2015 can be found on this blog post. Registration has not yet opened. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/danzantesunidos) and blog (www.danzantes.org/blog) for the latest updates on DUF.

  • Laura

    05.01.2015 at 22:37

    Hi Girls,

    I was wondering if you had an idea of when your registration will open. We missed the deadline for hotels last year so we want to get a jump start on it this year. Thank you in advance for your time. This is the 3rd year my Daughter will be attending with her dance group.

    Thank you,
    Laura Fregoso

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