AIFD Newsletter
November 3, 2017
This Friday at dancing:
John DJs, Janie assists.
John ScalesJanie HopkinsJoin us a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.
Kathleen McDonaghHolly PlotnerTeaching: It’ll be an evening Joc-full of fun as Kathleen McDonagh begins with a review of Romanian dances Joc de Fete and Joc de Leagane. Later, Continuing to get us ready for camp, Holly Plotner will review the Bulgarian women's dance Dobrudžanska Rŭka.
Friday, November 3, 7-9:45 pm.
The 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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Texas Camp Floor Setup Needs You!!!
Texas Camp Floor Setup It's that time of year again, the time when we ask for volunteers to come up to Greene Family Camp the weekend before Texas Camp to help assemble TIFD's own custom sprung dance floor. We plan to meet at 1:00 P.M. on the Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday, November 19th, working about 3 hours each day. Rides are available! If you'd like to sign up or need more details, drop an email to Mike Revesz and John Alexander at


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We all enjoyed the music of La Strada at last week's Halloween party.
(Click on each image to enlarge.)
La Strada at Halloween 2017 Ramages at Halloween 2017
Denise and Bill at Halloween 2017 Cat And Angel

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

November 10: No dancing at Hancock. House Party!!!
Stephanie AndersonHancock will be closed for Veterans Day on November 10. Join us instead at Stephanie Anderson’s house in central Austin, 4907 Lynndale Drive, for a potluck dinner beginning at 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm. Musicians are welcome (but not obligated) to bring their instruments. Her place isn’t huge, but we seem to be able to dance in small spaces.

November 17: Texas Camp Band & November Birthdays!!!
CakeDumbeckEnjoy an evening of rollicking live music by the Texas Camp Band! This eclectic group of folk musicians is meeting in Austin to practice for camp, and this will be a special preview of the tunes they'll be performing this year. We'll also celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in November with song, dance, and cake.

November 24: No dancing.
Hope to see you at Texas Camp!!! Registration details below.
Link of the week:
A list of videos of the French dances
done at Le Grand Bal de l'Europe.
Provided by William Watson - Thanks William!!!

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

Texas Camp 2017 - Nov 23-26
Registration is now open!!!

(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
Registration link.
Click on picture for full size flyer.
Important upcoming registration dates:
November 1 – Deadline for regular registration ($25 thereafter).
November 8 – Absolute last day to register!

Thursday, November 9: Kabile returns to Austin!!!
Kabile .. Bulgarian Wedding Band The Bulgarian Wedding Band Kabile returns to Austin for one performance on Thursday, November 9th, 7:30-9:30, at the Dance International, 2417 Buell Ave. For complete details, check out the event flier (pdf). $10 at the door. Questions? Contact Bob Leibman at, 512-420-0218.

Wednesday, November 15: Balkan Dance.
Balkan states3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing returns on September 20th, 7:15-8:45. This year, more teaching of old favorites!! NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.


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