AIFD Newsletter
December 7, 2018
Candle Light TrailChristmas candle This Friday at dancing:
Candle Trail at Hancock!!!
John DJs, Mark assists.
This Friday the community is invited on this night to walk the lighted trail at Hancock, John ScalesMark Edwardsand then come inside for Santa and snacks. The Csardas Hungarian Dancers will also perform. This event is FREE to everyone, including folk dancers! John Scales will DJ this lively evening. He will be assisted by Mark Edwards.

Madeline BrockMichel_BregerTeaching: Madeline Brock, Michel Breger, and others will teach dances designed to inspire visitors to consider folk dancing.

Friday, December 7, 7-9:45 pm. FREE (for Candelight Trail).
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

Chanukah in Hebrew Happy Hanukkah
from AIFD.

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 December 14: December Birthdays and Anniversaries!
Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in December? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

camera old style December 21: Group Photo Holiday Colors!
Let’s all wear Christmas colors or some type of holiday apparel, and we’ll get a new group photo taken. Smile!

New Years Eve hat December 28: New Year's Party!!
This is our last dance of 2018! Let’s make it a good one! The Texas Camp Band, with a few surprises thrown in, will provide LIVE MUSIC for the evening.

Videos of dances taught last week:
Kali Tihi/Kali Tixi
Athela Mou

Texas Camp 2018 Photos!!
AIFD is assembing a photo album from Texas Camp, 2018. If you have any pictures that you would like us to add, Texas Camp 2018please forward them (or links to them) to and we'll be glad to upload them. Do you have albums on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media you would like us to share in the newsletter? Please send email those links as well. Links must be publicly accessible.
Link of the week:
Hanukkah Blessings.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
Summer, 2018: a note from your AIFD president.
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
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th 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, 7:30-9:30
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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Sunday, December 9, 3:15-6pm:
Cajun Dance Party at Continental Club!!

Come and practice the Cajun and zydeco moves you learned at Texas Camp! Continental Club will have a Cajun Dance Party with music from Jesse Lege. The party is from 3:00 to 6:00 on December 9!! The Continental Club is at 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704. $5 cover.

Wednesday, December 12: 2nd Wednesday Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi DancersAll instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Sunday, December 16th: Wassail 2018
Please join us for Wassail 2018, a fantastic evening of music, song, stories, puppets, magic, and mummers!

Wassail 2018

2:30 PM – a short version just for children
5:30 PM – big show for all
Scottish Rite Community & Children’s Theater, 207 W 18th St., Austin, TX 78701. Full details and tickets.

Wednesday, December 19th: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Balkan states 7:15-8:45 PM, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No charge! Great teaching!
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