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Danzantes del Alma

About Danzantes del Alma

Danzantes del Alma, the student folklorico dance troupe of UC Davis established in 1977, has made it possible to celebrate traditional and contemporary Mexican, Chicano and Latino cultures through learning and performing traditional dances of Mexico and contemporary dances of the Chicano/Latino experience. Danzantes del Alma fosters and nurtures student leadership, intellectual curiosity and artistic expression through this art of folklorico. The troupe also focuses on promoting higher education by providing educational programs to area schools and communities, as well as serving as role models for youth. Formerly known as “Ballet Folklorico del Alma”, Danzantes del Alma began with the initiative of a group of students. Within a short period of time, they built a repertoire, wardrobe and received performance requests throughout the community.

Danzantes del Alma has grown into a popular and talented company that is highly regarded for its enthusiasm, beauty, and skill. The troupe has been invited to perform on numerous campus events and throughout northern California, and in 2007-2008, Danzantes del Alma reached over 11,903 people through its area performances, classes and workshops.

Interested In donating to Danzantes Del Alma?

We accept donations year round. At any size, annual gifts are some of the most meaningful ways you can donate. Please visit our donation page for more information. https://give.ucdavis.edu/ASCO/6800015

DDA is going Virtual 

Due to the pandemic, university guidelines and local/state ordinances DDA will be going virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year! The DDA board will continue to work on  offering our services virtually and provide the troupe with some amazing opportunities.

How to Join DDA

No prior experience is necessary, just a lot of enthusiasm for dance! Danzantes del Alma is open to every student and we welcome every individual that would like to join our dance troupe. Please see the Registration and Dues section below.

DDA Info Night Fall 2021

Please check back during September 2021 for our Fall 2021 info night information. If you have any questions please contact us at dda-ccc@ucdavis.edu

2021 - 2022 Registration and Dues

Thank you for your interest and support of Danzantes del Alma!

Questions?

Please feel free to email dda-ccc@ucdavis.edu. Or contact DDA Program Advisor, Michael Yepez (he/him) at (530) 752-7428 or mayepez@ucdavis.edu.