AIFD Newsletter
April 19, 2019
Bunny Hop Party 2018This Friday at dancing:
Bunny Hop Party!!!
Dee DJs, Mike assists.
Mike ReveszDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Dee McCandless. Dee will be assisted by Mike Revesz. This week we will celebrate our Second Annual Bunny Hop! Will the Bunny show up this year and lead us in the Bunny Hop or Bunny Pravo? Snacks will be served.

Stephanie AndersonTeaching: Come at 7 pm for Stephanie Anderson’s teaching of Hambo as part of the April Scandinavian dance skills class.

Friday, April 19, 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)

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Fridays in April: Spring Scandi: Hambo
If you’ve been sitting this fun dance out, now is your chance to jump up and join in. During the month of April, Stephanie Anderson will be teaching basic Scandinavian dance skills and Hambo during Madeline Brock's regular beginner teaching sessions, beginning April 5th, at 7:00 pm. Join us!

May 3: Mayfest and May Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
CakeMaypole danceWe will celebrate May with a Grand March to live music by Don Weeda. We will also enjoy the birthday cakes as well as some special May Dances and music surprises.

Under construction Friday, May 17: Party at Stephanie's.
Hancock Rec Center will be closed for maintenance. But we will PARTY and DANCE at Stephanie's house. Food, drinks, and musicians welcome!! More details to come.

Ballot box Friday, May 24: Board Elections!!
Board Elections -- This is a special open AIFD Board meeting to elect officers for the coming year!
Link of the week:
Cretan 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'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.
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:

Saturday, April 20:
3rd Saturday Contra Dance

7pm - 10 pm, Life in the City 205 East Monroe Street
LIVE MUSIC: Rusty Nail String Band.
FEATURING: Jacqui Wooley (fiddle), Molly Johnson (banjo), Ben Hayes (guitar) and Jerry Hagins (fiddle).
CALLING: Rich MacMath.
Visit for more info.

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, April 24:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Sunday, May 5*:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance

1:30pm - 4:30pm, United Campus Ministry Wesley Center 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666.
LIVE MUSIC: The Balcones Clefhangers
FEATURING: Elise Bright (fiddle), Joyce Doyle (bass and guitar), Jim Doyle (banjo and mandolin) and Pamela Weems (keyboard).
CALLING: Rich MacMath
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students
More info at
*1st Sunday! Moved due to "When in Doubt Swing" in Dallas


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