Welcome to the 56th annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
March 14-16, 2014


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The festival

Carrying on an annual tradition that has been around for 56 years, the organizers of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) are happy to announce their 2014 event. Come celebrate with us for a WONDERFUL and SPECIAL WEEKEND of international folk dancing and culture.


Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

Learn international folk dances

SAFDF features workshops in beautiful and fun dances from all over the world, taught by world-renowned folk dance teachers.

Enjoy lively dance parties

Friday and Saturday culminate in parties featuring folk dance favorites that keep everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned veterans, dancing for hours. And there's great food too!

Experience the concert of folk dance performances

The SAFDF concert, held on Saturday night in the beautiful Thiry Auditorium, is a dazzling show of beautiful costumes, music, and motion by talented local performing groups and the occasional extra-special guests from far away.

Broaden your horizons at the culture corner

The workshop features an hour-long culture corner featuring one of the dance teachers or other dance luminaries. This session is enjoyable, educational, and nearly always full of surprises, with topics ranging from broad dance theory to how a rat running across a floor can inspire a dance.


Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

Partake of great food at the Henry Lash Bash

Sunday features this historic SAFDF tradition - a delicious catered lunch and a great chance to catch up with friends old and new.


Venues

SAFDF is held on the beautiful campus of Our Lady of the Lake University:

See the OLLU campus map for the detailed locations of these venues.


Sponsors

SAFDF would not be possible without the generous financial and practical support of these wonderful benefactors:


Nelda Drury,
founder and lifetime benefactor of SAFDF

Photo courtesy of Jane Steig Parsons

International Folk Culture Center,
Our Lady of the Lake University

Texas International Folk Dancers

City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development

Texas Commission on the Arts

Minne Stevens Piper Foundation

Light One Candle Children's Education Fund
Our Friends of SAFDF:

Vonnie Brown
Anonymous
Kay Demos
Elaine Moczygemba
Dick Oakes
Anonymous
Dugan Sabins



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