|English||Philippine Folk Dance Society|
|Local language||Samahang Tagapagtaguyod Ng Katutubong Sayaw Ng Pilipinas|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Policy and System
Education and Training
The Samahang Tagapagtaguyod ng mga Katutubong Sayaw ng Pilipinas (STKSP) also known as Philippine Folk Dance Society (PFDS) is a non-profit, non-government organization founded in 1949 by the late Mrs. Francisca Reyes Aquino, the first National Artist in Dance. it was later revived in 1978 at the Folk Arts Theater after years of inactivity through the leadership of Dr. Lucrecia Reyes Urtula, another national Artist in Dance. From then on, the society survives as an active association working in coordination with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on various cultural development projects.
Being the premier institution committed towards the preservation and promotion of Philippine folk and traditional dances, the Society aims to promote nationalism and patriotism through folk dance, to develop appreciation of folk dance among the youth, and to foster goodwill and understanding among Filipinos and other nations around the world.
One of its major achievements is the wide dissemination of folk dances to teachers through its annual folk dance workshop attended by thousands of participants coming from the different regions of the country. The national Folk Dance Workshop for Teachers is a project of the STKSP/PFDS and the CCP in cooperation with DepEd and CHED. Conducted yearly at the Folk Arts Theater in Manila and in different regions around the country, this event provides forum for discussion of immediate issues and concerns of folk dance teachers and practitioners. It is also a venue for the dissemination and presentation of new and unrecorded folk dances and music.
The Society acts as clearing house to resolve issues and concerns pertaining to folk dance steps, movements, music, costumes, props, and other aspects of folk dance production. Its projects include dance clinics, regional dance workshops, organization of local chapters in the provinces, publication of “SAYAW” books and CDs, scholarship grants and awards, participation in national and international folk festivals, folk dance research, the Society’s Newsletter, and most recently the Philippine Folk Dance Teacher Accreditation Program.
The STKSP/PFDS also promotes the international linkages through its membership in international organizations such as the Conseil Internationale des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d’ Artes Traditionales (CIOFF), and the World Dance Alliance (WDA).
1957 – 1964
The first Regional Folk Dance workshop sponsored by the Philippine Folk Dance Society in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports – National Capital Region was held at P. Burgos Elementary School, Sta. Mesa, Manila on February 15, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 1979.
The first National Summer Folk Dance Workshop with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports as co-sponsor held at P. Gomez Elementary School in Sta. Cruz, Manila from Arpil 29 to June 3, 1979 (Sundays only)
Inauguration of the Philippine Folk Dance Society Office at the Folk Arts Theater on May 25, 1979.
A special Dance clinic was held in December 1979 featuring the Pangasinan dances researched by Mrs. Jovita Sison Posadas who came as a balikbayan from the USA.
Tertulia – program in honor of Mrs. Aquino
Pang-alay – dance concert on Aquino dances
Memorabilia Exhibit – exhibit on the life and works of Mrs. Aquino
“O Kikay” – a dance drama on the life and works of Mrs. Aquino, as held at UST, CEU, and CCP. This as a project of the FRAMF.
1994 – 1996
1996 – 1998
Golden Jubilee (50th years) celebration of PFDS
Launching of PFDS Sayaw Book last May 17, 1999 at the CCP Main Theater
Gawad Parangal: Sayaw Bulawan, a recognition to members and other folk dance enthusiast who excelled and made major contributions to the preservation, documentation, and promotion of Philippine folk dances last May 22 , 1999 at Folk Arts Theater
Golden Jubille Dinner-Dance in line with the 50th years of PFDS last May 22, 1999 at Folk Arts Theater
1st PFDS Dance Clinique focusing on the dances of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on October 20- 22, 2016 at Saint Louis University, Baguio City in partnership with CCP, SLU and I-PHERDS of PNU
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE SOCIETY : c/o Arts Department, Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP Complex, Manila, Philippines 1004. RODEL MAYOR FRONDA : c/o PHACTO, Ople Building, Capitol Compound, 3000|
|Tel||+63 916 423 0013|
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