Arts & Culture
1:36 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Dancers From Around The World Coming To San Antonio Folk Dance Festival

They’re coming to San Antonio soon, and they’re hoping you will join them at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

“It is a gathering of people who love folk dancing, both to view it, and to do it,” said Michael “Misi” Tsurikov, one of the festival’s organizers. And he clearly has a love for folk dancing.

“This year we’re featuring dances from Serbia, taught by Miroslav Marcetic, a very well-known Serbian dance teacher out of Toronto, Canada" he said. "We’re going to have general international dances from Sanna Langen, who’s also a very well-known member from our community.  And Hawaiian dances taught by Renee Park, who actually is from San Antonio and has a dance group there. And she’s also going to be catering food for us."

The festival kicks off Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake University and it’s not just for dancers.

“Anybody can come to it," Tsurikov said. "All you have to have is just an interest in other cultures, in dancing, and in seeing something beautiful that will enrich your mind."

There’s a whole slate of workshops, performances, meals, and for those of you wanting to stick your toe in the folk dance water, there’s this:

“The Saturday concert -- there’s tickets for it and the ticket stub gets you into the Saturday evening party. There you can get your first experience in folk dancing, if you’ve never done it before," Tsurikov said.

They’ve been doing this in San Antonio for he last 56 years.

“It’s just a smorgasbord of beautiful dance, and costumes and music and experience” said Tzurikov.