Welcome to the 60th annual
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (March 9-18, 2018)
and Fun Arts Day!


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Festival teachers



Jaap Leegwater (Bulgarian dances)

Jaap is a native of The Netherlands and specializes in Bulgarian dance and choreography. In 1969, he was one of the first non-Bulgarians invited to study at the State Choreographer’s Schools in Sofia and Plovdiv. Over a period of 30 years, Jaap traveled throughout Bulgaria and collected many original dances and songs from people in the villages. He continues this dance research in Bulgaria even today. Jaap is also a respected, veteran teacher of these dances, with a pleasant, accessible, and energetic teaching style. As a result, he is a regular teacher in many folk dance camps all over the US and Canada. We are lucky to welcome him to SAFDF at last.





Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu (Romanian dances)

A beloved tradition returns to SAFDF! Sonia was born in Québec, has been a professional dancer for over 20 years, and has toured worldwide. Cristian was born in Bucharest, Romania, started dancing in 1982 with different Romanian folk ensembles, and studied with various Romanian-dance specialists. Cristian and Sonia are renowned for sharing their love of Romanian folk traditions with folk dance groups all over the world. They teach dances with an effervescent, lighthearted, and supremely-enjoyable style that brings brightness to every dance floor.





Campbell Miller (social and American vintage dances)

Campbell has over 30 years' dance and teaching experience in social dance -- blues, tango, swing, country, waltz, and many others. She is also knowledgeable in American vintage dances. She is the founder of Austin Social Dance and an instructor of dance at the University of Texas at Austin. Campbell's teaching philosophy is "We don't make mistakes -- we do variations". Her enthusiasm, positivity, and patience in teaching dance are infectious. She was one of the featured teachers at the 2015 Texas Camp, to high praise and acclaim. We are delighted to welcome her to SAFDF.




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Last updated: September 17, 2017