Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP

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

Timeline Photos 09/28/2021

Chiapas!

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Chiapas!

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Timeline Photos 09/25/2021

Excited to return to tonight's annual Adelante y ร‰xito Fundraising Gala for the @evhcc East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!โ 

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Excited to return to tonight's annual Adelante y ร‰xito Fundraising Gala for the @evhcc East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!โ 

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Timeline Photos 09/24/2021

Fiesta Friday!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Timeline Photos 09/23/2021

TBT Featuring Alumna Dancer, Yahaira! Founder of @thepinoleproject

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TBT Featuring Alumna Dancer, Yahaira! Founder of @thepinoleproject

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Timeline Photos 09/22/2021

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Timeline Photos 09/21/2021

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Timeline Photos 09/17/2021

Fiesta Friday!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Timeline Photos 09/16/2021

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Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Yucatรกn!

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Yucatรกn!

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Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Fly High, Shine Bright!

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Fly High, Shine Bright!

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Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

Baila Morena!

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Baila Morena!

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Timeline Photos 09/09/2021

We Miss Catching Flights!

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We Miss Catching Flights!

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Timeline Photos 09/08/2021

We're saddened by the loss of one of our original Silver Dancers, Carmen Cordova. Carmen will always be remembered for her compassion and we extend our sincerest condolences to her family.

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We're saddened by the loss of one of our original Silver Dancers, Carmen Cordova. Carmen will always be remembered for her compassion and we extend our sincerest condolences to her family.

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Timeline Photos 09/04/2021

Happy Birthday to one of our founding dancers, Melina! Better known as "Big Mama" according to Daniel. Your leadership as a child was recognized early on by calling your generation "Melina's Group". We appreciate all that you do and hope you enjoy your day to the fullest!

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Happy Birthday to one of our founding dancers, Melina! Better known as "Big Mama" according to Daniel. Your leadership as a child was recognized early on by calling your generation "Melina's Group". We appreciate all that you do and hope you enjoy your day to the fullest!

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Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

Fiesta Friday!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

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Timeline Photos 09/01/2021

Waiting for the Weekend Like...

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Waiting for the Weekend Like...

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Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

Too Cute Tuesday!

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Too Cute Tuesday!

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Timeline Photos 08/27/2021

All the Feels this Fiesta Friday!
Daniel performing "El Pescado" circa 1995.

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All the Feels this Fiesta Friday!
Daniel performing "El Pescado" circa 1995.

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Timeline Photos 08/26/2021

Jarabe Tapatio

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Jarabe Tapatio

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Timeline Photos 08/25/2021

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Timeline Photos 08/24/2021

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Photos from Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company - DEFAP's post 08/20/2021

Fun Fact! "Polaca" was the first dance Daniel created at just 16 years old! We're proud to continue to include it in our repertoire!
1972 | 1995 | 2001 | 2004 | 2010 | 2013 | 2018

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Timeline Photos 08/19/2021

Reminiscing our last trip to Chicago! Fall 2018

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Reminiscing our last trip to Chicago! Fall 2018

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Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

Campeche!

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Campeche!

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Timeline Photos 08/13/2021

Fiesta Friday!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Timeline Photos 08/12/2021

Fiesta en Jalisco!

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Fiesta en Jalisco!

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Timeline Photos 08/11/2021

Aguascalientes!

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Aguascalientes!

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Timeline Photos 08/06/2021

Fiesta Friday!

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Fiesta Friday!

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Timeline Photos 08/05/2021

Throwback Thursday! Las Vegas International Festival Summer 2005

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Throwback Thursday! Las Vegas International Festival Summer 2005

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Timeline Photos 08/04/2021

Beauty and Grace!

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Beauty and Grace!

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Timeline Photos 07/29/2021

Happy Happy Birthday to Paulette! Better known as "Mushu", according to Daniel! We hope your day is as amazing as you are!

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Happy Happy Birthday to Paulette! Better known as "Mushu", according to Daniel! We hope your day is as amazing as you are!

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Timeline Photos 07/28/2021

Hopping into Hump Day!

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Hopping into Hump Day!

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Timeline Photos 07/27/2021

Too Cute Tuesday!

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Too Cute Tuesday!

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Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

Happiest of Birthdays to Israel! Better known as "Emmitt", according to Daniel. We appreciate you for always being so helpful, hard working, and hilarious! Enjoy your day to the fullest!

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Happiest of Birthdays to Israel! Better known as "Emmitt", according to Daniel. We appreciate you for always being so helpful, hard working, and hilarious! Enjoy your day to the fullest!

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4030 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ
85009

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.

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