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Maestro Spotlight: Maria de Lourdes Romero

Maria Romero was born and raised in the City of Santa Clarita, California. Her love for the performing arts began when she joined a local folklórico group, The Santa Clarita Community Center Ballet Folklórico. She later joined Grandeza Mexicana, a well-known Mexican Folklorico dance company in Los Angeles under the artistic direction of Jose Vences. Maria has performed with the company in many prestigious theaters and performing arts centers such as the Ford...

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Maestro Spotlight: Irvind Garcia

Irvind Garcia was born and raised in East Los Angeles, CA. He has been dancing Folklorico for ten years and has taught Folklorico to children for three. Irvind danced under the direction of Benjamin Hernandez, whom Irvind considers a mentor and a form of inspiration for the work he does. Being first-generation in the States, for Irvind, Folklorico became an integral part in keeping him connected to his roots; more personally, it...

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Maestro Spotlight: Texomazatl David Vargas

David Vargas, also known as Texomazatl (Blue Deer) among traditional Aztec dance circles, founded the original Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance in 1988 in San Jose, CA. As Executive and Artistic Director, Texomazatl continues to lead the group as a ceremonial dance group among traditional circles and community-based performing arts groups.   For the past 30 years, Texomazatl continues to study in the traditional schools (Calmecac) of Aztec dance and music. He has taught several new...

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Amalia Viviana Basanta to Teach at DUF 2016

Danzantes Unidos is honored to offer a class with the renowned Mexican Folklorico dancer and daughter of Amalia Hernandez, Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez at DUF 2016. Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez was born in Mexico City, the daughter of Mexican choreographer, Amalia Hernandez, and Argentine writer, Joaquin Basanta Crece.  She began her dance training at the age of five, studying classical ballet under Nellie Happee. At age thirteen, Ms. Basanta Hernandez joined the National Ballet...

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UFS 2016 “Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow”

University Folklorico Summit Convenes Leaders in Collegiate Mexican Folk Dance at San Jose State University February 19-21, 2016 San Jose, CA (December 17, 2015) – The leaders of collegiate (and high school) Mexican folk dance groups in the United States will come together for the 4th Annual University Folklorico Summit UFS 2016 “Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow”.  UFS 2016 will take place on February 19 to 21, 2016 at San José State...

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DUF 2015 – Early Reg Deadline 2/7/15

DUF 2015 Updates and Thanks DUF Early Registration Deadline is February 7 at 11:59pm www.danzantes.org Buenas noches and thank you to everyone that has already registered for DUF 2015! Your early dollars allow us to turn our attention to freebies and give-aways for EVERYONE. Your early registration also helps us plan a better DUF for YOU. We have received 450+ workshop registrations and are well on our way to capacity for this year. [We pause here...

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