IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/21/18: DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN MEDICAL EMERGENCY, MAESTRA ALICIA MENDIBLES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN US AT DUF 2018. ONCE SHE HAS RECUPERATED WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SCHEDULE HER FOR A SUMMER FOLKLORICO-ON-WHEELS. IN THE INTERIM, HER STUDENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND PHONE FOR RELOCATION OR REFUND.
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: ALICIA MENDIBLES
Maestra Alicia Mendibles is a third generation Mexican-American born and raised in Southern California. She started dancing at the age of eight. It was in the sixth grade that she began to form dance groups at her schools. She studied Mexican Folklorico under the direction Lily Aguilar and Maria Quiroz. She has shared the stage with many performers including: Linda Ronstadt, Lalo Guerrero, Mariachi Cobre, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico.
Maestra Alicia envisioned a place where she could promote cultural pride and self-worth through the art of dance. From this dream, she created the performing dance troupe Paso de Oro Dance Company in 1994. The dream flourished as she has produced thousands of performers and dancers over the years. Maestra Alicia represents the American born Mexican–she is dedicated to preserving the Mexican culture embracing current traditions and ideas established by Mexican-Americans who have culturally participated in United States since the 19th century. With courage, character and commitment, she takes pride in fusing the best of both her cultures.
At DUF 2018: “SEW Much Fun” Folklorico Sewing Class (Ages 14+)
Learn to make costumes from pattern to sewing! Make a practice skirt in half the time! Learn sewing short cuts that will cut your work time in half. Sew smarter not harder. You will start from making your own pattern to having a finished piece: Charro pant and a practice skirt.
DUF 2018 will take place on March 23-25 in Fresno, CA.
Regular Registration January 15 to February 12 – $90
Late Registration February 13 to March 14 – $100
Space-permitting . . . Onsite Registration – $120
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