AIFD Newsletter
August 30, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Live Music by HOMEGROWN!!!
Dee DJs, Jeff assists.
Dee McCandlessJeff Kessel Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing with LIVE MUSIC by HOMEGROWN!!! Our DJ will be Dee McCandless. Dee will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.


Lisa DielmanTeaching: Lisa Dielman will teach Dos Besitos, a cute Mexican couple dance, after a few newcomer dances.
Friday, August 30, 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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Cake Friday, September 13:
September Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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


HOMEGROWN was originally formed in 2004 to play contra music at the Texas Folk Dance Camp. Since all of the band’s musicians had expertise playing international folk dance music as well as contra music, the band’s focus gradually shifted to being an international folk dance band.

Currently, the band is composed of the following members: Anne Alexander (fiddle, pennywhistle, saz, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, vocals), Dena Houston (guitar, percussion), Franklin Houston (accordion, trumpet, flute) and Holly Plotner (fiddle, percussion, vocals).
Link of the week:
Flash Mob to Earth, Wind and Fire.

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 Wednesday, August 28:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Sat & Sun, September 21 & 22: Mini Contra Dance Weekend.
When the 3rd Saturday and 4th Sunday are back to back, its time for a Mini Dance Weekend!

Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance
@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress)
Saturday, September 21, 7pm - 10pm
CALLER: Kendall Rogers
BAND: Rosin the Bow
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students for more information

San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance @ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center
510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CALLER: Rich MacMath
BAND: Rusty Nail String Band
$10 / $9 TAADA / $6 students
Visit for more information
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