Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP

Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP


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Awesome TWC ~ Muchas Gracias Fiesta Mexicana, Dance Company, DEFAP, 💃🏻❣️ 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 For gracing our TWC Luncheon ~ At Ironwood Ballroom, Anthem Golf & Country Club ~

FMDC is an academy under the wing of DEFAP (DRUG ELIMINATION FAMILY AWARNESS PROGRAM) running under the Direction of Daniel Martinez, also USA Artistic Coordinator for the the Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico Aztlan of Silvia Lozano.

The Drug Elimination Family Awareness Program (DEFAP) it is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization in Glendale, Arizona which serves both Glendale and the greater Phoenix area. The primary program offered at DEFAP is Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company. Our Dance Company is a unique program offering youth of all ages an opportunity to develop self-esteem and learn the values of cooperation, discipline and

Operating as usual

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Ready for another fun weekend at Desert Sky Mall! Tomorrow at 2pm in the Center Court!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Throwback Thursday! Our first out of state performance in New Mexico! Circa 1997

Maybe it's time to bring this dance back, too!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

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La China Poblana

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A Week Older, A Week Bolder! Happy Monday!

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Hoppy Easter Sunday!

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Buenos Días!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Throwback Thursday to the time Daniel was featured in the publication, "Voices of Arizona: A Tribute to Arizona's heroes". Daniel was highlighted for his work with FMDC and his contributions towards youth development through the performing arts. ⁠

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Fiesta Friday!

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Throwback Thursday to this exclusive rehearsal instructed by Silvia Lozano. Circa 2006

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Danza de los Viejitos!

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Master Class with Maestro Carlos Antunez, Artistic Coordinator for Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández and Director of México de Colores!

Thank you @rdcaz for the invitation! We truly enjoyed our experience and loved being surrounded by other folklórico enthusiasts!

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This is your Sunday reminder that you can handle anything this week will throw at you!

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Fiesta Friday!

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In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, we dedicate this Throwback Thursday to the time we participated at the Cesar Chavez movie premiere at the Orpheum Theatre!
March 13, 2014

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Be Brave • Do Good • Stay You

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Spreading Sunshine Everywhere!

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We'll be at Corona Ranch tomorrow for Fiestas de las Americas! A celebration of Latin American countries featuring entertainment, live music, children's art zone, cultural vendors and more!

FMDC closes the event with a 30-minute performance at 5:30pm.

For more info visit:

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Fiesta Friday!

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Throwback Thursday to one of our first photo sessions! Circa 1998

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Que Siga la Fiesta! • In less than a year of reopening our studio, we're truly amazed by the progress and dedication demonstrated by our dancers.

Thank you so much @MJramosphotography

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It's our 11th year performing at Desert Sky Mall! If you missed last month, come see us tomorrow in the center court at 2pm. We'll be there once a month for the remainder of 2022.

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Fiesta Friday!

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Throwback Thursday! El Son del la Negra! Circa 2012

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

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Happy Monday!

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4030 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ

General information

FMDC specializes in Latin-American, Mexican and U.S. Folkloric dances. Ranging from Aztec Rituals, to Merengue, Zapateado (footwork) to ROck and Roll and country western.

The main purpose of our distinct repertoire is to offer a wide variety of dance and music but nevertheless to teach and promote our culture in a positive way and reinforce our heritage, our roots.

The advantage of our group, is that we have a diverse age group of dancers and performers for any occasion that we get called for, ranging from weddings, anniversaries, community events, conventions, singers requesting back up dancers and all you can think of.

In 2006 FMDC had the honor to be adopted as the local group in the US for El Ballet Folclorico Nacional De Mexico Aztlan de Silvia Lozano. FMDC had the honor to be the first and only ballet in US to share the stage as part of their own company. In addition the BFNM has granted FMDC the legal authorization to use their dances, music arrangements, choreography and expertise in the matter up to this date. For any information regarding future events please feel free to email us or call us.

With such support from the Mexican Consulate of Mexico in Phx and the BFNM Aztlan, the City of Phoenix also adopted FMDC as the Official Group of the City.

Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday 6pm - 10pm
Thursday 6pm - 10pm

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