AIFD Newsletter
August 2, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Madeline DJs, Celsa assists.
Madeline BrockCelsa SanchezEnjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.


Elizabeth StehlTeaching: In addition to being our DJ this week, Madeline will also kick off the evening presenting a couple of newcomer dances. Then, Elizabeth Stehl will present an English country dance.

dance circle

Friday, August 2, 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.
Not receiving this newsletter directly from AIFD? Let us add you to the distribution.
eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

Friday, August 9:
August Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Slavadillo Friday, August 16: LIVE MUSIC!!!
Slavadillo will play for your dancing pleasure. Don’t miss it!

Homegrown Friday, August 30: MORE LIVE MUSIC!!!
Homegrown will be playing!! Yes, that's TWO live music nights in one month!!

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:
Austin's own Csardas Hungarian Dancers.

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 Shalom Austin JCC, Tuesdays, 7-8pm Beginners; 8-10pm All Levels.
The Generations of Folk Dancing
- Contributed by Dena Houston, July 27, 2019.

At dancing last Friday, Franklin (the DJ) announced Tropnalo Oro, a dance taught in 1966 by Atanas Kolarovski. At the end of the dance, Dena (wife of said DJ) asked the group, “Who learned this dance from Atanas in 1966?” Only she and Franklin raised their hands. Anne Alexander (long-time dancer) said (with a bemused look) “I wasn’t even born then!”

Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, July 31: Multi-culti Tanchaz
Please mark your calendars for a multi-culti tanchaz on Wednesday, July 31, 7:30-9:30pm, in the back room of Hancock Rec Center!

Multi-cultiJoin us for a fun and eclectic evening of mostly-couple dances from a variety of places -- Hungary, Transylvania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the USA, Argentina, and who knows where else! We'll have fun recorded music, and past multi-culti parties have occasionally been blessed with surprise visits from our talented live musicians.

Bring your smiles, and bring your friends! Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share if you're so inclined.

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

7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
If you would like to be removed from our newsletter distribution, please notify us at