Danzantes del Alma

DDA Show 2024

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.

How to Join DDA

No prior experience is necessary, only a genuine enthusiasm for dance! Danzantes del Alma warmly welcomes all students who wish to join our dance troupe. Recruitment begins at the start of the fall quarter, so be sure to follow our social media channels for updates and details


April 27|| Doors open: 5:30pm|| Show Starts at 6:00pm|| Mondavi Center, UC DAVIS

Tickets for the DDA show can be found here.

Children’s Workshop 2024

DDA Annual Children's Workshop will still be offered in the Winter Quarter. Please check back for updates in January 2024.

Request a Performance

Interested in having Danzantes del Alma perform at your event, conference, or reception? Please email our organization with your event details and preferred dates, and we will get back to you promptly. Kindly note that our performances are available during the school year and not during the summer

Interested to Donate

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


Please feel free to email dda-ccc@ucdavis.edu and check out our link tree. You can follow us on instagram at @ucdavis_danzantesdelalma. 

You can also contact Crystal Romero (she/they) at (530) 752-7032 or crrromero@ucdavis.edu for more information.