AIFD Newsletter
April 30, 2021
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, April 30, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

Update to the latest version of Zoom!

Link to dance program and teachers.

If you have any comments on our virtual dances or dance requests, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at


Would you like to request a dance but can't remember the name? Check out the list of dances in AIFD's music library. This list is maintained by Franklin Houston. If you run into any issues with the list, you can email Franklin at

AIFD Elections, for Board to serve June 2021 to May 2022

Ballot box AIFD Members,

Members will receive a ballot because they either were a member of AIFD in 2020 or joined AIFD in 2021. Due to the cancellation of in-person meetings, the AIFD Board has extended 2020 memberships through 2021 and has waived the participation requirement.

We have nominees for board positions for 2021-2022 AIFD Board:

Program Director
Teaching Director
Carry over
Craig Roberts
Bill Brock
Marcia Toprac
Franklin Houston
Madeline Brock

We continue to reach out to possible nominees for Secretary and Program Director. For more information about the election cycle schedule, board positions, qualifications/requirements, and position duties are at this link.

Thanks for your continued support of Austin International Folk Dancers.

AIFD Board.
Hooley and Friends
Time to "dust off the cobwebs" and enjoy a night of oldies but goldies - 4 hours of straight dancing, no teaching, no reviews.

Date: Saturday, May 1
Time: 6pm-10pm Pacific (that's 4pm to 8pm Austin time)
Where: ZOOM*

Hoolyeh was a performing group of kids aged 12-17 in Corvallis, Oregon, in the 1970’s and still exists for recreational dancing on Tuesday nights. This is their annual ‘reunion’ dance of all their favorite dances from their youth. Registration is free, but limited to 300, so don't wait.

* We are allowing pinning vs spotlighting so if the ‘zoom lag’ is bad with one person, you can tap someone else.

Austin at Stage 3

Stage 3We plan to resume dancing at Hancock Rec Center on Fridays, 7 pm to closing, when Austin PARD allows gatherings that will fit our population of attendees in number and safety precautions.

However, Austin is currently in Stage 3 (down from stage 4 on March 13): MASKS!!!; practice good hygiene; avoid gatherings of more than 10 people; business limited to 50-75%; stay home if sick; avoid others who are sick; avoid non-essential travel.

Learn about the status of Hancock Rec Center.

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Link of the week:
AIFD featured on "In The Parks" (from 2016).
From the album page.

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