World Dance, Zumba Fitness®, contra/barn dance, modern dance and much more!

“Promoting friendship, unity, and mental and physical fitness through music and dance.” –Dr. Janice Mendelson.

The International Folk Culture Center (IFCC) offers a variety of programs and activities--including international folk dancing, contra dancing, belly-dancing, square dancing, salsa, "culture kitchens" and more--that encourage friendship and understanding through participation and sharing in dance, cuisine, music and art.

Objectives of IFCC are to promote the preservation of dance heritage, create compassion among cultures, and avoid conflict between people. It is impossible to feel hatred or resentment while holding hands and dancing together.

Contact Information:
Lissa Bengtson
Phone: (210) 431-3922
Location: International Folk Culture Center, Main Office (IFCC 101)
Office Hours: Director's hours vary greatly--please call for an appointment

Mailing address:  IFCC at Our Lady of the Lake University
                       411 SW 24th St.
                       San Antonio, TX 78207

This photo shows couples dancing, but you don't need a partner to dance with us. 



News & Events

Cultural Focus Night On Scandinavia
Featuring Scandinavian Food and Music
Dec. 12 
7-9 p.m.
$8 donation for the dinner is requested
RSVP to 210-434-6711, ext. 3922 or

Fifth Annual Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 13
9 a.m.-noon
Walls, roofs and mortar (icing) are provided. Bring your own candy to decorate. 
$12 per house
RSVP to 210-434-6711, ext. 3922 or

Community Contra/Barn Dance 
Saturday, Dec. 13
7:30 p.m.

World Dance of the People Free dance instruction in village and traditional dance from around the world.
Most Fridays 7-9 p.m. (no dance on Dec. 26 or Jan. 2)

Zumba Fitness®   
Tuesday & Thursday 5:45-6:45 p.m. with Mara McDonald Rodriguez 

Aqua Zumba
Tuesdays with Jennifer Gonzales 6-7 p.m. 
Thursdays with Estevan Silva 6-7 p.m. 
Bring swimsuit, towel and dry clothes for afterwards,
and drinking water for "during."

View full IFCC calendar


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