- Courtesy of International Folk Dance Festival
- SAFDF founder Nelda Guerrero Drury
Showing no signs of slowing, the 61st annual affair kicks off Thursday with a Hawaiian-themed luau featuring food, performances and open dancing ($15, 7-10pm Thu, Mar. 14), followed by three full days of workshops that are open to all skill levels and led by instructors specializing in folk dance styles specific to the Canary Islands, Scotland, Mexico and Romania and the Balkans ($25 for individual sessions, $145 for a full festival pass, 1-9pm Fri, Mar. 15, 9am-5:20pm Sat, Mar. 16, 9am-4pm Sun, Mar. 17).
The main event, however, is SAFDF’s annual concert, which this year showcases traditional dances from Romania, Russia, Haiti, Mexico, India, West Africa and North America as performed by New Orleans-based Komenka Ethnic Dance Ensemble, McAllen’s Ballet Folklórico South Texas College, Houston-based UZORI, and the local troupes Alamotion and the San Antonio Swing Dance Society ($10-$20, 7:30-9:45pm Sat, Mar. 16).
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