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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 University located at 1 Washington Square, San José, CA and is being hosted by Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State.

UFS GradsSaturday morning will open with educational workshops and forums to discuss the importance of leaving a legacy, goal setting and campus outreach. Sessions continue in the afternoon with workshops in putting technology to best use, folklorico as a pathway to cultural empowerment & the importance of good nutrition. Sunday will offer break out sessions for both high-school and college students; transitioning from from high-school to university & channeling a folklorico interest into a career, respectively.  The morning will also feature a folklorico dance movement session and open discussion before closing ceremonies.


Registration for UFS 2016 “Leaders Today to Create Legacies Tomorrow” is OPEN at www.danzantes.org/programs

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About University Folklorico Summit
The University Folklorico Summit (UFS), an initiative of Danzantes Unidos, is a three-day leadership and cultural arts conference designed for collegiate folklorico groups. UFS provides a forum for university folklorico group leaders to meet, share their best practices, and strategize for their communities.  UFS strives to educate the next generation of folklorico student leaders of the multiple facets and characteristics that make up an efficient and sustainable university folklorico group.

University Folklórico Summit: A dream made reality . . .
The annual increase in attendance of collegiate organizations at the Danzantes Unidos Festival (DUF) prompted the Danzantes Unidos board of directors to develop and pass the University Folklórico Summit Initiative in 2009 to help university groups connect and work together to advance collegiate folklórico. In 2010, Danzantes Unidos began discussing the initiative with mentors in the field and later with university folklórico group members in online meetings with focus groups and representatives from collegiate folklóricos from across the nation. In 2012, the first university group meeting occurred at the Danzantes Unidos Festival. The rest is history in the making.

Year Site Host Director(s)
UFS 2013 UC Riverside Ballet Folklorico de UC Riverside Joshua Vazquez
UFS 2014 CSU Fullerton Ballet Folklorico de CSU Fullerton Gaby Rincon

Sabrina Valles

UFS 2015 UC Irvine Ballet Folklorico de UC Irvine Athalia Magaña
UFS 2016 San Jose State University Grupo Folklorico Luna y Sol de San Jose State Irma Guardado

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