Danzacultura Mexicana is a Mexican Folklórico dance group dedicated to keeping our culture alive. As the group gained experience and confidence in their dancing abilities, it was decided to share their knowledge and talents with a broader audience. With this in mind, Director Carmen Baron and her sister, Assistant Director Maria Murrieta began to accept invitations to perform at various community events, church fiestas and family functions. This group has also appeared on televised programs at a regional, national and international level.
Danzacultura Mexicana was established in Tucson, Arizona
as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the direction of founders Carmen Baron and Maria Murrieta. In 1997 the children’s group was created so that the knowledge and tradition of Mexican dance would be taught to the younger generation.
Since then Danzacultura Mexicana has constantly moved forward reaching new levels of excellence. Danzacultura Mexicana is known for having the youngest dancers, some as young as 11 months. Parent participation is voluntary. Some learn to sew, embroider or to raise funds. Education is very important to this group and that is why the students only attend classes for one to two hours per week, giving the students the opportunity to do their school activities.
Danzacultura Mexicana has performed in Tubac, nursing homes, school events, church events, Norteño Festival, Parks and Recreation Family Festival, Tucson Roscommon Sister Cities fundraiser, Saints Patrick Day Parade, Pima Community College, Kennedy Park 15 de Septiembre and Cinco de Mayo Fiestas, Local television and international broadcast, quinceañeras, Fort Lowell days event, 100 year birthday celebration in Florence AZ, Tortilla Festival, Hispanic Heritage month, University of Arizona retirement event, Tucson Convention Center, Fiestas de San Agustin, Tucson
Children’s Museum, Immaculate Heart Car Show Events, 17 yrs. helping Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School 8th grade fund raising events, San David Festival, Green Valley Pecan Festival, Día de San Juan, El Rio Neighborhood Center Día del Niño, Festivals at Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, St. Monica, St. Ambrose, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton and Our Lady of Fatima churches, 5 de Mayo, Salsa Festival at La Encantada Mall, Davis-Monthan AFB, Diamond Backs Baseball Game, High Corbet Field, Canyon Ranch Resort, Reid Park Zoo, Tucson Zoo Lights, Christmas Toys for Tots, Pima College Desert Vista Campus, Rodeo Park Car Show, Casa Cordova Christmas Celebration, Jacobs Park International Soccer Tournament and most recently at the City of Tombstone, Az. Territorial Days Premier Celebration.
Contact Us: Carmen Baron