AIFD Newsletter
April 5, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Denise assists.
Franklin HoustonDenise FynmoreEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Denise Fynmore. Be sure to get your requests in early so Franklin can add them to a mix of recently taught dances and old favorites.

Madeline BrockStephanie AndersonTeaching: Come at 7 pm for teaching designed for people new to folk dancing, and those looking for a refresher on dance basics. In addition, Stephanie Anderson will teach the first of her month-long classes for basic Scandinavian dance skills and Hambo.

Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez.

Friday, April 5, 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!

Cake Friday, April 12:
April Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Bunny Hop Party 2018 Friday, April 19: Bunny Hop Party!!!
Our Second Annual Bunny Hop! Will the Bunny show up this year and lead us in the Bunny Hop or Bunny Pravo? Photo from last year's Bunny Hop Party!!! Click on picture to enlarge.

Four Balkan Dancers

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Link of the week:

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:

April 5-7: "Not Just Oom-Pah" Accordion Workshop and Concert.
Accordion WorkshopApril 5: Free concert, Central Market North, 6:30-9.
April 6-7: Workshop, Lamar Senior Activities Center, $175 for accordionists (includes all materials and lunch each day), $60 for Non-accordionists (Includes lunch each day).
April 7, 2-4pm: Free folk dance session. Lamar Senior Activities Center.
For complete details, including contacts and registration, check out the event flier,, or

Monday, April 8:

Elizabeth Stehl On Monday, April 8th, Elizabeth Stehl is having a birthday, and she would like to invite all her dancing friends to the Wildflower Terrace Ballroom, 3801 Berkman Drive, Austin, to help her celebrate with a special concert and dance with Rachel Bell (accordion) and Karen Axelrod (piano). Dances will be taught by Elizabeth and possibly others. Please arrive before 7:00 pm to ensure getting a seat at the concert (7-7:45 pm). Dance will be held 8-10 pm. A $10 contribution is requested to help pay the musicians' fees.

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, April 13 & 27:
2nd & 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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