AIFD Newsletter
December 11, 2020
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, December 11, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

Link to dance program and teachers.

If you have any comments on our virtual dances or dance requests, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at

CakeLet's celebrate our December birthdays and anniversary together via Virtual dance. Bring your favorite sugary delight to your dance space to treat yourself during the virtual dance session!!


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.

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Austin at Stage 4

Stage 4We 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 4: MASKS!!!, practice good hygiene, practice social distancing, stay home if sick, avoid others who are sick, avoid gatherings of greater than 10 people, avoid non-essential travel, business at 25-50% capacity.
The Texas Camp Flag and Flag Raising Song for Texa-Kolo 2020
By Dena and Franklin Houston.

We received several requests for a close-up photo of the camp flag and the song words Franklin wrote for the 2020 Texa-Kolo flag-raising opening ceremony. Here is the link to the complete history and details.

Chanukah in Hebrew
Happy Hanukkah!!!

Hanukkah 2020 will begin in the evening of Thursday, December 10 and ends in the evening of Friday, December 18. It is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. - Franklin Houston.

Link of the week:
Erev Ba.

No changes to Hancock Rec Center

Thanks to inquiries by Franklin Houston, we’ve been assured by Parks and Recreation that "The Hancock Recreation Center is independent of the golf course and will not be impacted in any of the current provided programs."

There will be changes to the Hancock Golf Course which will allow the city to enter into a public-private partnership to improve the site into a modern golf learning center as part of a concession agreement with the City.

Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) had scheduled two meetings to solicit public input, on Oct 26 and 29. However, both have been postponed to future dates. Planning documents are here. (with the link to hancock-golf-course-planning )

The communication that Hancock Recreation Center will not be impacted in any of the current provided programs gives AIFD Board the confidence that we can go forward with our plans.

If you have questions please email the AIFD Board at

Thank you and sometime we will dance again! Craig Roberts,
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