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. 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) -- more information here

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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Thanks from your friendly SAFDF steering committee!

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