AIFD Newsletter
June 28, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJ's, David assists.
Enjoy a fun and lively evening of folk dancing this Friday.Franklin HoustonDavid Liang Our DJ will be Franklin Houston. As always, he'll play some of his favorites from the past, recently taught dances, and your requests. Franklin will be assisted by David Liang.

Lisa DielmanMadeline BrockTeaching: Lisa Dielman and Madeline Brock will each teach a few beginner dances and and review some previously taught dances.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, June 28, 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)

Programming is fun!
We're looking for additional volunteers to be programmers (DJ's) and assistants. You get training and help and can have as much fun as Denise and Madeline!
Denise and Madeline DJs.
Contact Denise or Jeff if you are interested. Bring a buddy, too!

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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Flag and fireworks Friday, July 5:
Independence Day Party!!!


Cake Friday, July 18:
July Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in July? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

dance circle

From The Vaults:
These were drawn by Nancy McGowan for the Texas Camp syllabi long ago. They are caricatures of some of the old dancers. The one of all the mayhem is a representation of how we created and put together the syllabi for many years.
- Dena Houston (Thanks Dena!!)
(Click on image to enlarge.)

Cartoon 1
Cartoon 2
Cartoon 1
Link of the week:
A farewell flashmob July 2016.

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's photo albums.
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
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
Hajnalcsillag - Hungarian Folk Dance Group.
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, 7:30-9:30
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
Austin Balkan Singers

Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, June 26:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Tips for dancers.
  • Wear comfortable, casual, clean, fresh attire for general folk dancing.
  • Wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes.
  • Take a shower and brush your teeth.
  • Use a deodorant but avoid using strong perfumes or colognes.Sweaty woman
  • Don't wear sharp jewelry, particularly rings.
  • Keep jewelry to a minimum to avoid getting it caught in someone's clothing or hair.
  • Keep your hands clean. If they get sweaty during dancing, or you’ve been eating snacks, go wash them.
  • If you perspire heavily during dancing, bring extra shirts and change them often.


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