Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP

FMDC is an academy under the wing of DEFAP (DRUG ELIMINATION FAMILY AWARNESS PROGRAM) running under 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 dedication through the performing arts. This program brings the music and dances of Mexico and Latin America to audiences throughout the Southwest.

Operating as usual

09/27/2022

Join us at the Tempe Tardeada this Sunday, October 2nd! Enjoy great entertainment, food vendors, and children's activities! FMDC has three sets at:

1:25-1:40pm
4:45-5:15pm
6:15-6:30pm

Tempe Community Complex
(SW Corner of Rural Road and Southern Avenue)

For more information, check out
https://www.tempe.gov/government/strategic-management-and-diversity/diversity/programs-and-events/tardeada#ad-image-4

09/05/2022

Happiest of Birthdays to Melina! We appreciate your guidance and instructing our dancers to be the best versions of themselves on stage. We hope this new decade is full of memorable adventures and edamame! Cheers!

08/26/2022

Happy Happy Birthday Kimberly! Your kindness and sincerity is adored! We wish you an amazing day full of love, adventure, and hugs!

08/05/2022

Fiesta del Sol | A Summer Intermediate Dance Workshop 2022
• Day 1 | Caribe •

Thank you for joining us:



PC

08/05/2022

Fiesta del Sol | A Summer Intermediate Dance Workshop 2022
• Day 2 | Sinaloa •

Thank you for joining us:


PC

08/05/2022

Fiesta del Sol | A Summer Intermediate Dance Workshop 2022
• Day 3 | Huasteca •

Thank you for joining us:


PC

Photos from Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP's post 08/05/2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Fiesta del Sol Summer Intermediate Dance Workshop with Maestra Lorena Flores Rivera from Cancun, MX!

We truly enjoyed our weekend dancing with you all!




PC

07/31/2022

Thank you so much for joining us this weekend!! It was great learning and dancing with you all!!

07/29/2022

Happy Birthday to Paulette! Better known as Mushu, according to Daniel, for your amazing sense of humor! We value your honesty and ability to make everyone laugh. We wish you an amazing new year ahead!

07/27/2022

Happy Birthday to Israel! Better known as Emmitt according to Daniel. Your smile and laughter brightens up the room everywhere you go! We appreciate your goofiness and hope your day is as amazing as you are!⁠
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Photos from Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP's post 07/22/2022

Join us for a 3-day intermediate/advanced dance workshop taught by Maestra Lorena Flores Rivera from Cancun, México!⁠
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July 29th-31st

4030 W Sherman St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
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This workshop will consist of the vibrant and colorful movements from the state of Sinaloa, the energetic rhythms of the Caribbean, and a diverse mixture of various technical styles from different regions in Mexico.⁠
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Registration is still open!
https://fs6.formsite.com/lhKS3y/jpmtcdzz3y/index.html
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Limited spots are available, so register soon!
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Timeline photos 07/21/2022

Happy Heavenly Birthday to our Founder Maestro Daniel! We love and miss you dearly beyond words. We'll forever cherish our favorite moments and hold you close to our hearts. Especially on this day as you would express is your national holiday. ⁠

Timeline photos 07/21/2022

Happy Happy Birthday to Valeria! Better known as "Coco" according to Daniel. Stunning, smart, and funny is what makes you incredible! We believe in you so much and wish you a wonderful day!

Timeline photos 07/21/2022

It's Free Family Movie Night this Friday at the Studio in the Park!

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy refreshments! Movie starts at 8pm!

Timeline photos 07/18/2022

Cash Prize Raffle Fundraiser!

Tickets can be purchased by any dancer or electronically:
Zelle: 6239376623
Venmo: FiestaMexicana
Cashapp: $FMDC96

*Please include "raffle fundraiser" in the payment description.

Thank You For Your Support and Good Luck!

Timeline photos 07/17/2022

Happiest of Birthdays to Vicky, better known as "Penguin" according to Daniel. We appreciate your efforts in carrying the legacy of FMDC through everything you organize behind the scenes. You have the biggest heart and we hope your day is as incredible as you are!

Photos from Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP's post 07/01/2022

Join us for a 3-day intermediate/advanced dance workshop taught by Maestra Lorena Flores Rivera from Cancun, México!

July 29th-31st | Phoenix, AZ

This workshop will consist of the vibrant and colorful movements from the state of Sinaloa, the energetic rhythms of the Caribbean, and a diverse mixture of various technical styles from different regions in Mexico.

Registration is now open!
https://fs6.formsite.com/lhKS3y/jpmtcdzz3y/index.html

Spots are limited, so register soon! Stay tuned for location details!

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

Happy Birthday Mickenzie! There is nothing you can't accomplish! We appreciate your determination and strength towards your goals and the compassion you have for others! We hope you enjoy your day to the fullest!

Timeline photos 07/01/2022

Fiesta Friday!

PC

Photos: DACA 10th anniversary celebration in Phoenix 06/22/2022

Photos: DACA 10th anniversary celebration in Phoenix

Happy 10th Anniversary of DACA! We enjoyed celebrating this milestone hosted by LUCHA - Living United for Change in Arizona and Arizona Center for Empowerment!

https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/immigration/2022/06/19/photos-daca-10th-anniversary-celebration-phoenix/7673579001/

Photos: DACA 10th anniversary celebration in Phoenix DACA's 10th anniversary was celebrated in Phoenix on June 18, 2022.

06/17/2022

Off stage we love giving back to the community! We were thrilled to help the celebrate their 14th birthday by making and handing out balloons to kiddos! 🎈

Timeline photos 06/13/2022

Happy Birthday to Marisa aka Chief!

Timeline photos 06/11/2022

Happy Birthday Yuli! We hope your day is vibrant and your new journey around the sun is full of amazing adventures!

Timeline photos 06/10/2022

Fiesta Friday!

PC

Timeline photos 06/09/2022

Hello June!

PC

Timeline photos 05/20/2022

Happiest of Birthdays to Valentina, better known as "Twiggy" according to Daniel. We're always impressed with how many snacks fit in her backpack, her entrepreneur/money making skills, willingness to take risks and ultimately how much she makes us laugh! We admire you so much and hope you have an amazing day!

Timeline photos 05/20/2022

Fiesta Friday!

PC

Timeline photos 05/19/2022

Throwback Thursday | Posada Costume Fitting! Circa 2000

Timeline photos 05/18/2022

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink! This is the earliest 1970's version of our Aztec costume!

Timeline photos 05/17/2022

Made of Sunshine!

PC

Timeline photos 05/16/2022

Buenos Días!

PC

Timeline photos 05/13/2022

Fiesta Flashback Friday! The beginnings of Fiesta Mexicana during the early 70's! Who recognizes Daniel?

Timeline photos 05/12/2022

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

PC

Videos (show all)

Join us at the Tempe Tardeada this Sunday, October 2nd! Enjoy great entertainment, food vendors, and children's activiti...
Que Siga la Fiesta con Maestra Lorena! Over the course of 17 years, Maestra Lorena has not only been an influential inte...
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Fiesta del Sol Summer Intermediate Dance Workshop with Maestra Loren...
Off stage we love giving back to the community! We were thrilled to help the @childmusephx celebrate their 14th birthday...
Thank tou for all your support!
Thank you for all your support!!
Happy Heavenly Birthday Daniel! We miss you tremendously and love you so much! Today is what you called a national holid...

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4030 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ
85009

Opening Hours

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

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