AIFD Newsletter
February 14, 2020
Valentine treeThis Friday at dancing:
Valentine's Day Party!!!
Denise DJs, Janie assists.
Denise FynmoreJanie HopkinsValentine's Day Party!!! We want you to be our Valentine! We’ll have chocolates for everyone! Please request dances you LOVE!

Wear red if you like, and maybe we’ll do a group photo! Denise Fynmore will be our DJ for this fun event. Denise will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Friday, February 14, 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)

AIFD is fragrance free.

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Don Weeda Friday, February 21: Mardi Gras Party!!
Mardi Gras Hat “Laissez les bons temps rouler” Let the good times roll! Review your Cajun and Zydeco moves, along with our regular international folk dancing. Live music will be provided by Don Weeda!!!

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

For complete details, check out the event page.

AIFD will not be meeting at Hancock on Friday, March 13th.
Link of the week:
Valentine's Day Flash Mob!!!.

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 Wednesdays, February 12 & 26:
2nd & 4th Wednesday Scandi Jams!!

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

Saturday, February 29: Slavic Marti Gras!!
Maslenitsa is an Eastern Slavic holiday, that among other things, Slavic Marti Grascelebrates the end of Winter with festivities and fun. All are invited to come to enjoy the rich cultural offerings of this Slavic holiday, where there will be music, food, colorful costumes, games, and more. This event is FREE and family-friendly! Moontower Saloon, 10212 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX, 78748. Full details here.

Contra DancingEnglish Country DancingContras and English Country Dancing (ECD).
Every Monday - English Country Dancing (except Feb 17 - HRC closed).
Every Wednesday: Contra with Austin Barn Dancers (at Hancock).
Sat, Feb 15: No 3rd Saturday Contra Dance.
Sat, Feb 29: Special Dance - CHESTNUTS!!

Full details at

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