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Maestra Spotlight: Blanca Soto

Maestra Blanca Araceli Soto is a veteran and accomplished actress, choreographer, director, producer and dancer. Her passion for the performing arts led her to study theater and dance at the University of Guadalajara, in her home-town.  As a dancer, she has 40 years of experience working with international dance companies such as: Ballet Folklorico del Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, Floricanto U.S.A., Los Angeles Mexican Dance Company,...

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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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Danzantes Unidos and Ballet Folklorico de UCI To Host University Folklorico Summit

The University Folklórico Summit (UFS) 2015 is coming to University of California, Irvine this Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15, 2015. UFS is an initiative of Danzantes Unidos that brings together collegiate folklórico groups to empower a new generation of university leaders. This year’s theme, “Fostering leaders, enriching our communities” captures a series of educational workshops in which participants will learn how to be sustainable as a student organization and establish a long-lasting...

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Danzantes Unidos de California Announces Fresno as Site Location for its Annual Mexican Folk Dance Festival

Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are anticipated to attend the Danzantes Unidos Festival on March 27-29, 2015. Fresno, CA – November 25, 2014 – Danzantes Unidos de California, a 501(c)(3) Mexican folk dance network organization, announces the city of Fresno as the site location of its annual Mexican folk dance festival, Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) for 2015. Over 1,000 Mexican folk dancers across the United States are expected to...

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Danzantes Unidos President and Treasurer to be Honored by Los Angeles Folklorico Community

Maria Luisa Colmenarez, president of Danzantes Unidos and Rudy Garcia, treasurer of Danzantes Unidos will be awarded the Reconocimiento Siempre Víva award by Coalicion de Folkloristas Unidos.  They will be honored by the Los Angeles based folklorico organization at its First Anniversary Show on Sunday, November 9.  Maria Luisa Colmenarez and Rudy Garcia are the first recipients of the Reconocimiento Siempre Víva due to their commitment and positive contributions to the folklorico...

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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 DUF.VIP@gmail.com 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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