Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance (UHDA) is unique in
that it showcases the best of Latin American folkdance and culture. Not
only will the
audience experience the sounds and flavors
of Mexico in the
performances, but also witness the traditions of Bolivia, Chile, Puerto
Rico, and many other Latin American Countries. Colorful costumes, vibrant
music, and especially, our native performers, all serve to produce a truly
authentic cultural experience.
The Alliance was formed by dancers from throughout Latin America who reside
in Utah who sought to strengthen, preserve, and promote Hispanic folkdance
by contributing the best of their individual countries to create a Latin
American spectacular. The year 2002 marked a turning point for the Alliance
as its unique repertoire gained international recognition as evidenced by it
first European dance tour. This tour took the UHDA to Norway,
Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and England. We look forward to bringing
our unique show to your community.
We are pleased to announce that the UHDA has again been selected to
participate in the 2003-2004 Utah Arts Council's Performing Arts Tour.
As a presenter, grant money may be available for your organization to bring
the UHDA to your community. For more information contact the Community/State
Partnership Office at (801)236-7555 or visit their website at
Full Group Performance Programs
The UHDA can custom design a performance to meet any occasion. Our smaller
ensemble performances can include from 6 to 12 beautifully costumed
performers who will delight your audience. These smaller groups are
particularly well suited for festivals, special events, corporate functions,
and other smaller venue events. This performance can run from 20 minutes to
1 hour. The cost is dependent on the number of dancers needed.
instructors instilled a sense of confidence and pride in our at-risk youth,
by celebrating the customs, history, and traditions of the diverse cultures
of Latin America”
The UHDA is an invaluable educational resource, our K-12 age- appropriate
programs balance performance, education and instruction.
Hispanic Dance &Students
develop skills, interest, and appreciation for Hispanic culture by
Culture Residency learning folk dances and customs from a combination of
Latin American countries. Our Artistic Director, Jessica Salazar, was
a Former Artist In Residence for the
School District and can
incorporate content with graduation standards.
demonstration by 6-8 beautifully costumed dancers designed to foster an
understanding and appreciation for Hispanic culture. Appropriate for senior
centers, hospitals, schools, and other non-theatrical community venues.
Master classes and Workshops
Since the UHDA is made up of dancers and master teachers from throughout all
of Latin America, A workshop curriculum designed Authentic Instruction
for beginning through intermediate dancers interested in the Regional or
& Workshops National dances of Latin America, like the Cueca
from Chile, or the Jarabe from Mexico, is available for your group.
The workshop includes informative handouts for the students to keep as well
as certificates of completion for each participant. Experienced instructors
are also available for master classes.