AIFD Newsletter
February 12, 2021
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, February 12, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by HIFD (Zoom link).

You can also find a Zoom link, as well as a complete lineup of music and teachers, on the HIFD website prior to the event. If you have any dance requests, please submit them to prior to noon on Thursday, February 11.


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.

Austin at Stage 4

Stage 5We 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 (down from stage 5 on Feb 9): MASKS!!!; practice good hygene; avoid gatherings of more than 10 people; business limited to 25-50%; stay home if sick; avoid others who are sick; avoid non-essential travel.

Learn about the status of Hancock Rec Center.

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Spring FestivalSpring Festival
March 12-14, 2021
Online via ZOOM
Free! (with donations gratefully welcome)

Complete details, including instructor lineup, at

San Antonion Spring Festival

World Spring Camp
March 18-21, 2021

A convergence of World Camp (founded by Ahmet Luleci & Joe Graziosi) and Spring Festival (produced by John and Galia Kuo), WSC will feature 12 dance teachers from North America and Europe plus live music parties. March 18-21.

AIFD board would like to give a huge shout out to our own Misi Tsurikov for helping put on the Spring Festival and Holly Plotner for the World Spring Camp! It goes to show how much they love folkdancing and bringing it to more than just AIFD members. The board encourages our members and attendees to join the upcoming March festivals!

Link of the week:
Hrdza - Stephen.
Slovakia is smack in the middle of some of our favorite countries for lively dance and music. So it is no wonder that this video by the Slovakian band "Hrdza" is a fun melting pot of Slavic words, Gypsy styles, Hungarian and Romania dances and outfits. Enjoy:) - Bill (Newsletter editor).

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