AIFD Newsletter
April 17, 2020
From the AIFD Board President:
COA logoThe City of Austin and Travis County are extending their "Stay Home – Work Safe" orders until May 8. A key addition to the order extension will be the requirement that the public wear fabric face coverings when conducting essential work or activities.

Denise FynmoreFrom Denise: I hope you are all finding ways to deal with the continued stay-at-home policy. In this newsletter, we have listed several online opportunities for you to join in folk dance activities from your own home. You can learn new dances on Facebook or YOUTUBE videos, use ZOOM to join hundreds of dancers from California, or join groups from San Antonio, Houston, Austin and more, where you may see some of the dancers you’ve been missing. This is not a complete list, but are a sampling of what is available for you. Links to these events and more are posted on the AIFD Facebook Group.

Shirley Johnson
Last week's Zoom concert

If you missed Shirley's Zoom concert last week (or even if you didn't), you can find a recording of it here.

Link of the week:
MUSICAL FLASHMOB - Italian reaction to Coronavirus.

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AIFD Board of Directors Elections!!!
Ballot boxElections for AIFD board members will be held as scheduled on May 8, and they will be done by email to those with current AIFD memberships. More details to follow.


Online Dance Activities
Compiled by Denise Fynmore.

These are some of the online dancing events, but not all. Please check our Facebook page frequently:

Yves Moreau – has dance videos of his teaching of four dances, Dramskoto, Krivo Sadovosko Horo, Takanata, and Koljovo Horo. You can find these on Yves Moreau’s Facebook page or the AIFD Facebook page. Available on his Facebook page anytime.

Dimitar Petrov teaches a workshop with several Bulgarian dances. It is on YOUTUBE.COM, also with a link from the AIFD Facebook page. Available on YOUTUBE anytime.

Virtual Balkan Fest Party with Roberto Bagnoli on ZOOM!! This virtual dance party, organized by the Peninsula Folk Dance Council in Menlo Park CA, will be held on Saturday, April 19. Check the their website for details on time and links.

Željko Jergan will hold Croatian Dance Workshops at the Folk Arts Center of New England online on Zoom on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 and 2:00 o’clock our time. For details, check

Denes Marton, San Antonio Folk Dancers, has Tuesday night dances at 7:00 pm, using Zoom. Use this link every Tuesday. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 430 250 629, Password: 95942.

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