AIFD Newsletter
April 6, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJ's, Janie assists.
Sharon CasteelJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of dancing this Friday DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.
Teaching: Come at 7 PM for a full hour of great dances. Franklin Houston will start the evening with Kacerac from Serbia.Franklin HoustonLisa Horn Dielman You won't want to miss Franklin's teaching of Serbian styling and an additional variation that livens up the dance! We'll then return to the USA for a follow-up of the captivating Cross-Step Waltz, taught by Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn Dielman.

Friday, April 6, 7-9:45 pm.
Admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)
AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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Cake April 13: April Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in April, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

April 20: Live Music Night!!!
Enjoy a night of live music by members of AIO and La Strada as they play your favorite scandi and international tunes. More details forthcoming.

New Free 6-Week Folk Dance Class!!
Tuesdays, starting April 3 through May 8, 7-7:50.

Sharon CasteelDenise FynmoreJoin our teaching director, Sharon Casteel, and president, Denise Fynmore, and others when they kick off another six week folk dance class at the Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, 2803 Loyala Lane in Austin (map). No experience or partners necessary. Email if questions. Flier.

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Link of the week:
Passover dance..

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. This year, more teaching of old favorites. Show me the Balkan countries.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
Austin Barn Dancers
Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center.
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at or visit for more information.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Thanks to all those who made the Easter Bunny Hop Party a great success.

Easter Bunny Denise

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We were treated by a visit from the Easter Bunny. However, our president, Denise Fynmore, was nowhere to be found. Hmmm.


Happy Passover from AIFD.

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