AIFD Newsletter
September 14, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Holly teaches, Lisa assists.
Holly PlotnerLisa Horn DielmanJoin AIFD for a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Lisa Horn Dielman.


Teaching: Lisa will teach the fun and exciting Bulgarian dance Vlasko. The entire teaching hour will be spent of this dance so that there is ample time for the steps to be broken down.

Friday, September 14, 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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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Cake Next Week: Friday, September 21:
September Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Friday, October 5:

We will be having an Oktoberfest themed celebration in October. Details coming soon!!

New Six-Week Classes!!
International Folk Dancing classes
Folk Dance Class at Dottie Jordan Fall 2018at Dottie Jordan Recreational Center, 2803 Loyola Lane, Austin.
Cost: $10 for 6 weeks, or $2 per class.
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45
Session 1: Sep 4 - Oct 9, 2018
Session 2: Nov 6 - Dec 11, 2018

Link of the week:
Vlasko - dance notes and 3 videos (thanks Lisa).

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
Summer, 2018: a note from your AIFD president.
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
2nd and 4th 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, 7:30-9:30
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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesdays, September 12th & 26nd: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi DancersAll instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Wednesday, September 19th: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Balkan states 7:15-8:45 PM, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge! Great teaching!

Sat & Sun, Sep 21&22: 86th Annual Mediterranean Festival!!
St. Elias Orthodox Church, 408 E 11th St, Austin, TX, 6-11pm. Rumor has it that a Bulgarian dance group made up of dancers from Austin, Houston, and Dallas will be performing between 7 and 8. Tickets at the gate.

November 2-4: OKCIFD Old Country Weekend!!
OKCIFDThis year, the OKCIFD Old Country Weekend is being held on Nov 2-4 at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. We are featuring Yves Moreau, a fabulous dance instructor from Montreal who is a world renowned expert on Bulgarian and Balkan folk dances. We will also have the pleasure of having Don Weeda and Anne Alexander, our favorite live musicians from Austin! Join us!!!. Registration.

November 22-25: Texas Camp 2018!!
Registration now open for Texas Camp, 2018.

Texas Camp 2018

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