Jordanian Army First Lieutenants Zaid AL-Awawdah (far left) and Basil Al-Amro (far right) pose next to a couple of Panamanian Folk Dancers who performed at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. Photo by Annette Janetzke, Public Affairs
From DLIELC |
by Harlan Bender |
14 Apr 2017
On Saturday, March 18, we attended a DLIELC trip arranged by the International Field Studies Office. It was to the 59th An-nual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival held at Our Lady of the Lake University. This was our first time attending a fes-tival like this. It was a really amazing, unique experience full of enthusiasm and energy. We witnessed many different inter-national Folk Dance performances, such as Carpathian, Scot-tish, Turkish, Pana-manian, Serbian, Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino, Mexican, Indian, and American Disco. The experi-ence was just like a journey all around the world. We were amazed by the performances and cultural costumes. It was really the best worldwide experience we have ever had in just one place! Thanks to Milissa Stewart in the DLI Tours Office for this amaz-ing trip, and espe-cially Annette Ja-netzke, Ashley Fu-gett, and Capt. Joy Lawal for escorting us on this trip. We would not have had the pleasure of viewing these perfor-mances if it had not been for aunt, Dr. Samar Al-Amro and father Barjas Taw-feeg who encouraged us to come here and experience all that DLIELC has to offer. We want to send a special thanks to them. We express our best wishes to all Americans.