Maestro Spotlight - Cecilio DeCastro - Danzantes Unidos®
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Maestro Spotlight – Cecilio DeCastro

CecilioDeCastro“Intricate and always eager to share his knowledge of dance with his students,” is how his students describe him. Dancing and teaching for the past 40 years, Maestro Cecilio De Castro was first introduced to Folklorico in Michoacan, Mexico in 1977. The richness of Folklorico motivated him to continue its practice. He has performed in Mexico, throughout the United States and in Europe. He began dancing in Los Angeles at the age of 15. Despite his commitment and service in the United States Army, Maestro Cecilio kept dancing and studying the history of Folklorico and its music with great fervor. In Los Angeles, Maestro Cecilio was a student of Maestro Benjamin Hernandez and currently directs Grupo Folklorico Esplendor in East Los Angeles, California where he also continues to dance.

At DUF 2017

Michoacan Tierra Caliente (Adults, 18+)

Maestro Cecilio will be teaching songs from the state of Michoacan region of Tierra Caliente Apatzingan:  La Media Calandria, El Soltero & La Gallina.


DUF 2017 “Alma Indigena” will take place on April 7, 8 & 9 in Fresno, CA.

$ave on registration fees by enrolling early!

Early Registration now through 12/20/16

Regular Registration 12/21/16 through 2/8/17

Late Registration 2/9/17 through 3/30/17





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