Welcome to the 59th annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (March 17-19, 2017)
and Fun Arts Day!

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Workshop costs

Full workshop
(includes teaching sessions, dance parties, and one ticket to the Saturday concert)
Individual sessions:
  • Friday evening
  • Saturday morning
  • Saturday afternoon/evening
  • Sunday morning
  • Sunday afternoon
$25 each
Sandwich lunch on Saturday
Dance review DVD
Concert tickets (1 is included if you register for the entire workshop)
$10 for adults
$5 for children 12 and under
Free for lap children


Advance registration is now closed. You can still register at the door. Come join us on the dance floor!!

Nelda Drury Scholarships

SAFDF has established a scholarship fund named after Nelda Guerrero Drury, the founder and "patron saint" of the festival. Nelda Drury Scholarships are awarded to individuals to attend and actively participate in SAFDF. They are intended to encourage attendance by new dancers and by dancers who have demonstrated potential to benefit their local folk dance group through what they learn at SAFDF.

General information about these scholarships:

To apply for this scholarship, download and complete the application form and mail it by February 22, 2017. We will notify you by March 8 whether you have received the scholarship.


Dorm rooms! We got lucky again this year -- OLLU has made a few dorm rooms available to SAFDF. They are double-occupancy, shared-bath, in buildings that do not have an elevator. See this information sheet for all the details about these rooms. If you are interested in a dorm room, e-mail Lissa Bengtson at dormrooms@safdf.org. She will manage all dorm room logistics one-on-one with you.

Hotels! A variety of hotels are also available within short driving distance of OLLU. Previous festival participants have stayed at the following hotels and had good feedback on their stay:

These hotels do sometimes fill up fairly quickly. If they do, you can also usually find good hotel deals on kayak.com and booking.com.

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Last updated: March 17, 2017