AIFD Newsletter
December 13, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
December Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Franklin DJs, Kathleen assists!!
Franklin HoustonKathleen McDonaghThis Friday enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
Teaching: Kathleen McDonagh will kick off the evening with some dances for newcomers. Then, as time permits, she will teach 2 dances from the 2019 Texas Camp: Shantel and Tou Paradieisou Lemonia.

Friday, December 13, 7-9:45 pm.
Admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
Persons 17 and younger must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC) is now secure!!!
AIFD is now encrypted. All the links in the newsletter back to aifd now begin with 'https' and not 'http'. This change should be transparent. However, if any link takes you to a security warning page, please email AIFD webmaster so I can look into it. Tks .. Bill Ogilvie.
eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Friday, December 27:
Holiday Party!! Live Music with La Strada!!
La Strada
We'll celebrate the New Year's early with hats, noisemakers and who knows what else! One of our favorite bands, La Strada, returns to AIFD!!

An afternoon of English Country Dancing and Christmas Carols with Chuck and Kaye Roth.
Chuck and Kay Roth
(Photos by Yoshimi Masao.)
On Sunday afternoon, December 7th, some friends of Chuck and Kaye got together with them for a celebration including Christmas Carols and English Country Dances. See complete album.
Link of the week:
Romanian Flashmob in Brasov (Romania).

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
Mondays,7:30-9:30, Hancock Rec Center.
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, December 11:
2nd Wednesday Scandi Jams!!

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

Saturday, December 21:
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance!!

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress).
Saturday, December 21, 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
CALLER: Marc Airhart.
BAND: The Contraverts with Max Cappleman (fiddle), Stewart Rose (guitar) and Pamela Weems.
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, December 31:
NEW YEAR’S EVE Potluck & Dance in San Marcos!!

@ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Come celebrate the coming of the New Year with a potluck supper and a contra dance!
Potluck: 5:30-7:00pm
Contra Dance: 7:00-10:00pm
BAND: The Contraverts with Max Cappleman (fiddle), Stewart Rose (guitar) and Pamela Weems.
CALLERS: Lissa Bengtson and Dale Rempert
$10 / $9 TAADA / $6 students. Visit for more information.

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