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DUF 2024

45th Anniversary Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) 2024
Seguimos Adelante

Danzantes Unidos commemorates 45 years of producing the Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) and convening the largest gathering of folklorico artists in the country to celebrate the artistry, history and traditions of the Mexican folk dance community.

  • DUF 2024 will offer 50 congruent workshops in dance, music and related arts at
    McLane High School, 2727 North Cedar Avenue in Fresno, CA.
  • DUF 2024 dates are March 22, 23 & 24.  Please save the dates!

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Registered Festival Participants

DUF 2019 in Fresno, CA

What to expect at 45th Anniversary DUF 2024 “Seguimos Adelante”

  • DUF Workshops: Participate in one of DUF’s folklorico workshops, which focus on educating its participants on the history, dances and music of Mexico. DUF Workshops are designed for dancers of all ages and skill levels.
  • DUF Showcase Concert Series: Enjoy specially prepared choreographies by over 800 performers from over 40 participating folklorico companies from across the country during DUF’s three-day concert series.
  • DUF Parent Pavilion: Explore the intersection of art and culture at DUF’s free or low cost arts workshops. Designed to serve the needs of the folklorico community, family members and chaperones of registered folklorico groups are encouraged to attend a workshop at DUF Parent Pavilion, which may include DUF Tintamarresque Gallery, Folklorico Hair & Make-up, Educational workshops and more.
  • DUF Mega-Mercado: Shop for cultural accessories, jewelry, practice skirts, costumes, dance shoes, and folklorico dance attire from dozens of vendors.

  • DUF Ofrenda: Remember and celebrate the lives of family members, friends and the folklorico community. The DUF community is invited to pay homage to those who have passed by placing their loved ones’ photographs at the altars.
  • DUF Socials: Make memories at DUF’s Friday Fandango, UFS Meet & Greet and ¡PACHANGA! These evening and lunchtime socials are a great way to meet other members of the folklorico community.

    • Hosted Friday evening, DUF Fandango features live music and provides dancers an opportunity to engage in improvisational zapateado Veracruzano.
    • Hosted Saturday during lunch, UFS Meet & Greet is a luncheon, by reservation, for leaders of collegiate folklorico groups to network.
    • ¡PACHANGA! – the ULTImate dance party that should not be missed! Held on Saturday evening, venue TBA. Tickets for this family-friendly event must be purchased separately. Ages 60+ FREE (must show canas)

Showcase Concerts

Applications for DUF Showcase Concert Series will open on January 19, 2024. This series is offered to highlight the work of participating groups.

Showcase Concert Series Application Prerequisite: Three quarters of showcase performers must be workshop registrants.  Additionally, there must be a minimum of 10 dancers registered for groups smaller than six couples.

DUF Showcase Concert Series

  • DUF Showcase Concert I:   Friday, March 22 – 6 PM
  • DUF Showcase Concert II:  Saturday, March 23 – 6 PM

DUF 2024 Pricing

Participant number will be limited to 1500

  • Regular Registration

  • $155.00January 20 to February 14
  • Not Available
Best price

The Showcase Concerts Bundle for $10 for workshop participants is ONLY available at the time of enrollment.
Please don’t miss checking the box with flames coming out of it. This unique offer ends on February 14, 2024.

Showcase Bundle

$10.00 online until February 14, 2024 for Workshop Enrollees and ONLY at the exact time of enrollment.  We do not have the bandwidth to add this at a later time.

$50.00 online until February 14, 2024 for Chaperones and Non-workshop friends & family.

The Showcase Bundle includes one ticket for every night of the DUF Showcase Concert series and is perfect for chaperones who are accompanying minors at the theater. Each ticket is limited to one person per show. Tickets will be available online for individual nights ($25/each) of the Showcase Concert series on February 15, 2024.

Pachanga Tickets

$25.00 online until March 8, 2024. $35 at the door.

Festival Syllabus

$75.00 three-volume “La Danza y el Traje en Mexico”
by Dr. Maria Guadalupe Castro Paramo. (Onsite pick up ONLY at Festival Sales).

Late Enrollment ends in

DUF Policies

We are aware that historically, dance workshops have filled up rather quickly. We have the capacity to increase the number of classrooms if needed. In order for us to remain solvent, each class must have a MINIMUM of 15 students to be actualized.

Festival size will be limited to 1500 participants. Onsite Registration will be limited to remaining space available. Minors, ages 17 and under, must submit an online waiver/release signed by their parent or guardian and naming the chaperone responsible for their student. For University, College and High School groups, the deadline to submit a Purchase Order is January 19, 2024. For details and full list, please visit our DUF Policies page.

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