Special Events Archive


IFCC hosting ‘Regency-Era and English Country Dance’ workshops

The International Folk Culture Center (IFCC) is hosting a weekend of “Regency-Era and English Country Dance” workshops featuring John Gardiner-Garden and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden on July 24-26. Participants will learn and explore dances from the “Pride and Prejudice” era of the 1800s.

Admission for the entire weekend is $65, but other options are available for those who do not wish to attend the whole weekend. For more information, contact Lissa Bengtson at 210-867-0692, or visit https://ollufolkculturecenter.com/special-events/.

John Robinson Line Dance Workshops   Feb 23 & Feb 24John r cropped

They call him “Mr. Showcase” because of his tremendous success in the competition line dance world, but his delightful personality and outstanding dance style are what make him an extremely popular line dance instructor.

John will present a workshop at the IFCC on Tuesday evening, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm, and another  on Wednesday February 24 from    1-5 pm.  Cost of the workshops together is $20, but if you can only attend one, the Tuesday price is $10 and the Wednesday price is $15.

A written description doesn’t do justice to John’s energy and charisma.  He will visit the IFCC in-between a regional workshop in Dallas and an national workshop in Myrtle Beach.

Tickets for San Antonio’s workshop can be found at:

https://johnrobinsonfeb2016.eventbrite.com  or email lbengtson@ollusa.edu for a registration flyer.

John’s website:  www.mrshowcase.net

Fandango at the DoSeum

San Antonio Contra Dancers and the Bejar Historical Society will celebrate their second Fandango together on Saturday Feb 20.  It is a free dance, sponsored by the city of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development.

The dance will be held at the Children’s Museum (the “DoSeum”), 2800 Broadway, 78209.  Dancers may attend the dance free.  Any dancer wishing to visit the DoSeum will be required to pay $12 museum admission and be accompanied by a child.  Museum-goers and their children will be encouraged to join in the dancing!  Please help spread the word about this free dance!  Call Lissa with any questions: 210-867-0692

58th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival

The IFCC is proud to host the 58th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, March 18-20 2016.

SAFDF features workshops and beautiful and fun dances from all over the world, taught by world-renowned folk dance teachers. There are also dance parties, a concert of folk dance performances, and a great catered lunch to end the event.

Learn more at SAFDF.org.