AIFD Newsletter
December 27, 2019
La StradaThis Friday at dancing:
Holiday Party with La Strada!!
Madeline DJ's, Lila assists.

Madeline BrockLila Luce This Friday we’ll celebrate the New Year a few days early. Please wear holiday attire and bring finger food, cookies, and other festive fare. AIFD will provide the drinks. One of our favorite bands, La Strada, will provide some great live music. Madeline Brock will be our DJ for this lively event. Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Friday, December 27, 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)

Happy New Year
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year."

AIFD upcoming events will return next week. You can still view the complete list online.
Link of the week:
Happy New Year from Beijing World Trade Center..

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:

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.

The 62nd Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, March 13-15, 2020!!!

Flier Event website

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