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Danzantes Unidos Festival 2017 FAQs

What is the Danzantes Unidos Festival?

Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) is the largest celebration of Mexican folk dancers in the United States and Mexico. Participants of every age and skill level are invited to participate in one of over 60 Mexican folk dance workshops offered.  Mexican folk dance organizations have the opportunity to perform in its DUF Showcase Concert Series to showcase their work to the community.  DUF attendees can also attend its fandango and pachanga, purchase cultural and dance related items at its mercado, and participate in a workshop at the DUF lecture series.

Where does and how often does Danzantes Unidos Festival occur?

Danzantes Unidos Festival has traveled from site to site throughout the state of California since 1979. The festival occurs every year during Palm Sunday Weekend. DUF 2017 will take place on April 7-9, 2017 in Fresno, California.  

How old do I have to be to attend a Danzantes Unidos Festival dance workshop?

Danzantes Unidos Festival workshops are catered for all ages and skill levels.  Participants under the age of 17 must present a signed parental consent form and have an authorized chaperone to participate.

What does the registration fee for DUF 2017 include?

The registration fee for DUF 2017 includes:
  • Participation in a DUF 2017 workshop
  • Ten hours of instruction
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to free seminars
  • Entrance to DUF Showcase Concerts Series

As a special thank you, DUF 2017 will ‘gift’ a festival t-shirt to participants who register before February 8, 2017.

What language are the workshops taught in?

The workshops will be taught in English or Spanish at the discretion of each maestro.

What materials do I need for the dance workshops at Danzantes Unidos Festival?

Workshop participants should bring the following items:

  • Dance shoes (with name clearly marked inside or on sole)
  • Water bottle or gatorade (Sodas, juices and sugary drinks are not allowed in the classrooms)
  • Practice skirt for ladies
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Dance bag to keep all items together

Are tickets for the Showcase Concerts included in registration? Where can non-registrants, chaperones, family and friends purchase their tickets?

Showcase Concert Tickets are included for all registrants during early and regular registration periods through February 8, 2017.  Chaperones who are accompanying minors at the theater and folklorico fans may purchase a Showcase Bundle for $40. The Showcase Bundle includes one ticket for every night of the DUF Showcase Concert series. Each ticket is limited to one person per show.   Tickets will be available online for individual nights of the Showcase Concert series on March 1, 2017.

At what age will a ticket be required for the Showcase Concert?

Due to the limited capacity of the theater any child taking a seat will need a ticket. For the sake of clarity, lap children ages 3 and under will not require a ticket.

Debido a el límite de capacidad en el teatro, cualquier niño que necesite asiento tendrá que tener su propio boleto. Para clarificar, niños bajo la edad de tres años no requerirán boleto, pero tendrán que sentarse en las piernas de sus padres.

Where and when can I purchase DUF 2017 Pachanga tickets?

Tickets for DUF 2017 Pachanga may be purchased:

  • Online for $12.50 until March 10 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Onsite at DUF 2016 for $15 on March 19 until 4:30 PM
  • At the door at DUF 2017 Pachanga for $20.

I am no longer able to attend Danzantes Unidos Festival. Can I get a refund or transfer my registration to another person from my group?

Please view our DUF 2016 Policies page to learn more about our refund and/or cancellation policies.  

Can I change the DUF 2017 workshop I initially registered for?

Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable after February 8, 2017.  Up until February 8, class changes may be requested via email by replying to the original class confirmation email  registration@danzantes.org.

Who do I contact if I want to be a sponsor/advertiser/vendor at the event?

If you are interested in being a sponsor and/or advertiser of Danzantes Unidos Festival, please email sabrinavalles@danzantes.org.
If you are interested in being a vendor at Danzantes Unidos Festival, please email mercado@danzantes.org.

I am interested in volunteering at Danzantes Unidos Festival. Who do I contact to become a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering at Danzantes Unidos Festival, please email executivedirector@danzantes.org.