The Taller de Danza Folklórica de la Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, born on August 27, 1992, is a folk dance organization dedicated to the preservation an performance of Mexico’s traditional dances. This group has captured the essense and history of Mexico in its captivating performances.

The group’s principal objective is to rescue the dancing traditions of México and bring them to light through their performances. The dance group has been doing this for several years at national and international festivals.

Currently the group has 21 and a half years within the University, and during all this time, is formed mostly by students of the University and people from the general population, the ages of dancers are between 13 and 40 years old.

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This group has a program that is composed of several states of the Mexican Republic, those listed are Durango, Jalisco, Veracruz, Sonora, Tlaxcala, Nayarit, Zacatecas, Mexico, Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes, Nuevo Leon, Michoacán and Chiapas.

The state to which the group belongs is Durango, territory that is located in Central México, which is a great high plateau, open to the north, with mountain chains on the east and west. Beyond the mountains are the ocean-front lowlands and further west, is located Baja California, and borders the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco, It is the fourth largest state in national territory.

Among the most representative dances of Mexico are the Sones de Jalisco (with Charros and Chinas Poblanas), the Sones of Veracruz, the Deer Dance, from Sonora state and other.