SAFDF 2023 -- March 24-26


The SAFDF steering committee invites you to join us for the 65th annual SAFDF — the beloved tradition of international folk dance teaching, music, parties, and camaraderie!

This year we are hosting an in-person festival in our traditional dance space — the Multicultural Activities and Recreation Center (MARC) on the campus of the beautiful Our Lady of the Lake University — see the map below. We will also broadcast our parties on Zoom.

Check out what we’re offering!

  • Dance teachers:
    • Ventzi Sotirov, teaching Bulgarian dances
    • Fusae Carroll, teaching the Macedonian dances of Atanas Kolarovski
    • Andy Taylor-Blenis, teaching international dances and leading her famous dance stretches
    • Special guest: Seneca Patino, teaching Samba at the Friday-night party
  • Dance parties with live music and a dance performance of the Csárdás Hungarian Dancers -- all broadcast on Zoom
  • Free public folk-dance performances, with ethnic craft and food vendors, at Rolling Oaks Mall (March 25 and 26, noon to 5 pm)

COVID-19 safety

OLLU is our event host, and requires SAFDF to follow OLLU’s COVID-19 policy. This policy evolves with the surrounding COVID-19 circumstances. Currently, this policy recomments everyone on the OLLU campus to wear a mask and to be COVID-vaccinated. It does not mandate either of these actions.

At the festival, we will provide:

  • A face mask for you if you don’t have one.
  • Hand sanitizer for everyone to use.

If the COVID situation changes for the worse as the festival approaches, please watch this Web site and your e-mail for how the changes impact our festival.

You can help keep a wholesome, thriving tradition going!

With your generous financial support, SAFDF can continue to:

  • Bring world-class teachers of ethnic dances to Central Texas for your dancing and educational enjoyment
  • Offer other folk dance and music workshops throughout the year
  • Nurture and invigorate the community of international folk dancers and friends in Central Texas

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Contact us

Want to get on our e-mail list? Have questions? Comments? Suggestions? Let the SAFDF steering committee know by completing this form.

Thanks from your friendly SAFDF steering committee!

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