AIFD Newsletter
December 15, 2017
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Denise assists.
Franklin HoustonDenise FynmoreEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing this week DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Denise Fynmore.
Teaching: Arrive promptly at 7 as Holly Plotner and Kathleen McDonagh review the Romanian dances from Texas Camp that they taught last week. Then our DJ, Franklin Houston, will introduce a Mazurka Mixer presented by Richard Powers at Texas Camp.
Friday, December 15, 7-9:45 pm.
The 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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Save The Date:
December 29:
American International Heritage Ball.
New Years Eve hat Let's ring in the new year with our American International Heritage Ball. We will celebrate America with the music and dance of its many cultures. We'll kick things off with a Grand March!!! Music will be provided by both La Strada and the Texas Camp Band!!! Your best cultural or formal wear is encouraged, but, of course, not required. The party will go until 11!!!

Chanukkah Candles Happy Hanukkah!!!
From AIFD.
Chanukah in Hebrew
Link of the week:
Mazurka Clandestina.

Other dance links
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 Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. This year, more teaching of old favorites. Show me the Balkan countries.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
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, 7:30-10:15
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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Saturday, December 16: Christmas Caroling.
Carroling Join in singing Christmas carols for Chuck and Kay Roth.
When: Sat, Dec 16th, 1:30 PM
Where: Kay's assisted living center, Brookdale Northwest, 5715 Mesa Dr., Austin 78731, Meet on 3rd Floor.
This is being organized by members of the Wednesday night Contra group.

Sunday, December 17: Wassail 2017!!!
Wassail 2017Please join us for Wassail 2017, a fantastic evening of music, song, stories, puppets, magic, and mummers… and this year we celebrate the Czech heritage of Texas!
2:30 PM – a short version just for children.
5:30 PM – for children and families.
Full details and ticket information.

Wednesday, December 20: Balkan Dance.
Balkan states3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing returns on December 20, 7:15-8:45. This year, more teaching of old favorites!! NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.

Four Balkan Dancers

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