Yolanda Chacon Beniquez researched through Summer-long intensive courses at the Instituto de la Investigacion del Folklor y la Danza in Mexico, Artes y Ciencias in Tijuana, Mexico, and at Mazochoquim in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. These intensive Summer-long courses were comprised of instructors teaching at institutions across Mexico.
Maestra Beniquez has been teaching at Chula Vista Park and Recreation Centers since 1983. She has taught Folklorico curriculum courses at Palomar College, Eastlake and Olympian High Schools in Chula Vista. She was selected by Sweetwater Union High School District Board to direct the district-wide Folklorico concerts. Yolanda has also coordinated all Latin entertainment for San Diego Sea World, “Viva La Musica” for four years now. She has recently conducted research in Round Rock, Texas at the ACADEZ workshops.
At DUF 2016
Maestra Beniquez will be teaching Repertorio: Campeche, Chiapas and Chihuahua for 7th grade students at an advanced level; ages 11-13.