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Danzantes Unidos president responds to Washington Times opinion

I wear my culture on a daily basis.  My research in folklorico dance and the limitless color, weave, fabric & patterns available are what first attracted me to begin seeking out and collecting prime examples of my cultural heritage.  To keep these beauties hidden away in bins would be sinful.  So, I wear my culture on daily basis. I’m generally met with compliments and questions about the origins, construction, history, etc and I’m...

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Danzantes Unidos Needs Folklorico Community’s Input

Hola Folklórista! We want to provide you with the best resources and programs available that will enhance your development as a cultural artist.  Thanks to a grant awarded by the Alliance For California Traditional Arts, our organization has the opportunity to create resources for you and rest of the folklorico community on our website.  However, we are in need of your input to help bring these resources to life.  When time permits, please...

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DUF 2014 Master Classes

DUF 2014 is pleased to announce that as a special THANK YOU to group directors, we are offering THREE (3) bonus Master Classes on Friday, April 11 from noon to 3pm. This bonus and complimentary class is offered to Directors & Assistant Directors of ‘REGISTERED’ groups as a THANK YOU from us for registering your group. Registration for any of these classes is by RSVP ONLY to [email protected] Miguel Ponce Houston, TX Tamaulipas Jose Tena Las Cruces,...

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The Guinness World Record Attempt Tutorials

Need extra practice before partaking in the Guinness World Record Attempt for the "Largest Mexican Folk Dance?"  Watch these videos to master the dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=264MsEq8ghI&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nkGvLqHsO0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWknXgs0sv4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WPG4gF1HHM Need the break down? Click here....

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DUF 2014 Lecture Hall: Dr. Olga Nájera-Ramírez

Danzantes Unidos presents its annual gathering, Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) 2014 "Honrando el Pasado, Creando el Futuro" on April 11, 12 & 13 at Clovis West High School in Fresno, CA.  We are very pleased to announce the participation of Dr. Olga Najera-Ramirez at the DUF Lecture Hall (CWHS B-1) on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.  On Saturday, she will present a lecture “La Tercera Raiz: Los Afromexicanos.” On Sunday, her film “La...

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DUF 2014 Mercado – Mega-Tianguis Folklorico

It's time to BUST open those 'cochinitos,' because the DUF 2014 Mercado will have it all:  zapatillas, botines, dance wear, jewelery, headpieces and more.  Special thanks to Mercado Coordinator, Amber Valdez!     Danzantes Unidos Festival DUF 2014 "Honrando el pasado, creando el futuro" will take place on Aprill 11, 12 & 13 at Clovis West HS in Fresno, CA.  Over 1200 dancers have registered to date and will participate in workshops, concerts and the Mega-mega DUF Mercado!!  Break open those...

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DUF 2014 Showcase Concerts presents…

Danzantes Unidos presents its annual gathering, Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) 2014 "Honrando el Pasado, Creando el Futuro" on April 11, 12 & 13 at Clovis West High School in Fresno, CA. DUF 2014 will pay homage to our grandparents, parents, folklorico predecessors with a nod to our new, up and coming folklorico leaders and artists. DUF 2014 Showcase Concerts is proud to feature the work of over 900 dancers from 57 participating folklorico dance companies...

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Chicano Power: Folklorico Collective Leadership

We are raised to aspire to be leaders, not followers, and are frequently exposed to leaders and their exemplary lives and movements. However, what qualities do we identify to emulate? How do we identify them? Do leaders lead away from, towards, or in consideration of? What movement or mass of people are leaders leading? Do leaders create their own path or retrace ancestral ways of truth? As folkloristas, we inherit a vast collection...

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