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

You can also find a Zoom link, as well as a complete lineup of music and teachers, on the HIFD website prior to the event. If you have any dance requests, please submit them to prior to noon on Thursday, April 8.


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

List of other online events compiled by Denise Fynmore.

email icon. To be added to the newsletter distribution, please email or click here.

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

Ballots will be emailed to all AIFD members on May 3, 2021. Completed ballot must be returned on or before May 7, 2021. Elections of will based on ballots received on or before May 7th.

We encourage all AIFD members to consider running for a board position.

The election cycle schedule, board positions, qualifications/requirements, and position duties are at this link.
Thanks from the AIFD Board!!

The AIFD board would like to thank all of the wonderful leaders who make our Friday night dances hosted by Austin so enjoyable. Lisa Horn, Franklin Houston, Denise Fynmore, Bill Freiboth, Misi Tsurikov, Iola Hallock, Madeline Brock, Bill Brock, Kathleen McDonagh, Mike Revesz, Holly Plotner, and Don Weeda have all dedicated countless hours to bringing joy to those attending the virtual dance gatherings every other Friday. AIFD is very lucky to have so many talented and devoted dance leaders. Don Weeda's musical skill and knowledge is always a treat to behold, as well as his witty puns and one liners. The AIFD board thanks you all for all that you do to keep AIFD thriving!

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.


Link of the week:
Táncház flashmob.

If you would like to be removed from our newsletter distribution, please notify us at or click here.