"Sew Much Fun!" Workshop at DUF 2016 - Danzantes Unidos®
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“Sew Much Fun!” Workshop at DUF 2016

Things That You Won’t Want To Miss At DUF 2016:  #8

“Sew Much Fun!”

Learn to make costumes from pattern to sewing! Make a practice skirt in half the time! Come take this FREE class to learn how to sew short cuts that will help you cut your work time in half. Sew smarter not harder. You will start from making your own pattern to having a finished pieces: Jalisco blouse and a practice skirt.

Instructor: Director & Designer Alicia Mendibles, Paso de Oro Dance Company; 5x winner of Best Costume Design Award.

Please bring: portable sewing machine; 15 yds of 50/50 poly/cotton fabric; broadcloth (for blouse and skirt); trim for blouse: 3 ribbon colors 1 inch wide–5 yds each; 3 ribbon colors 5/8 wide–10 yds each; 10 yds of 1 1/2 wide flat ribbon 20 inch zipper or one yard of velcro; trim for practice skirt: 1 inch ribbon 12 yds, tools for patterns: pencils, tailor chalk set of patterns; weights; measuring tape; scissors for fabric; scissors for paper; tracing wheel; stapler and staples; 18 inch clear ruler; seam ripper; markers: black, red, green and blue.

Class size is limited to twenty-five persons and individuals must be nominated by their group director by email after their group has successfully registered a minimum of six dancers in workshops. Directors, please send your nominees full name, group name & cell number to [email protected] with subject header “Sew Much Fun”. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 17 at 5:00pm.

About the Maestra

Unnamed 6Maestra 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, Ms.Alicia 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.


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