AIFD Newsletter
August 23, 2019
SlavadilloThis Friday at dancing:
Live Music with Slavadillo.
Jeff DJs, Celsa assists.
Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Jeff Kessel and will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.Jeff KesselCelsa SanchezSlavadillo will play for your dancing pleasure. This group of talented musicians is made up of AIFD regulars, including Don Weeda, Anne Alexander, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz. Slavadillo’s repertoire includes many folk dance classics and their music guarantees a fun and lively dance event.

Madeline BrockTeaching: Madeline Brock will review the delightfully fun English Country dance Hole In The Wall.


Friday, August 23, 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)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.
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Lost and Found
shawl A white shawl was left at folk dancing last week (Friday, August 9th). It can be picked up at the HRC front desk during regular business hours or at dancing next week.

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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Homegrown Friday, August 30: MORE LIVE MUSIC!!!
Homegrown will be playing!! Yes, that's TWO live music nights in one month!! Click on the picture for full details about this great band.

Programming is fun!
We're looking for additional volunteers to be programmers (DJ's) and assistants. You get training and help and can have as much fun as Denise and Madeline!

Denise and Madeline DJs.

Contact Denise or Jeff if you are interested. Bring a buddy, too!
Link of the week:
PRZYGODA Polish Dance in Austin, Texas.

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.
Hajnalcsillag - Hungarian Folk Dance Group.
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
Austin Balkan Singers
Israeli Dancing at Body Business Fitness (New location), 2700 W Anderson Lane, Austin. Tuesdays, 7-9:45 pm (Beginners: 7-8pm).
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, August 14 & 28:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday, August 17:
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance!!

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress).
Sunday, August 25, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
CALLER: Marc Airhart & May Plumb.
BAND: Chris Peterson & Friends.
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students.
Visit for more information.

Sunday, August 25:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance!!

@ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Sunday, August 25, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
CALLER: Lorraine Puckhaber.
BAND: The Castoffs with John Ivy and Ken Appelt.
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students.
Visit for more information.

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