AIFD Newsletter
February 1, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Cajun/Zydeco Class Wk 4
Dee DJs, Lisa assists.
Dee McCandlessLisa Horn DielmanEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Dee McCandless. Dee will be assisted by Lisa Horn.

Franklin HoustonTeaching: Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn-Dielman return for the fourth and final week of their 4-week course on Cajun and Zydeco couple dances. They'll continue work on Baisse Bas, Cajun Waltz & Two-Step, and basic Zydeco. If the crowd is up for it, they'll then teach basic moves of the Zydeco Two-Step and do an introduction of the Whiskey River Jitterbug, both from the 2018 Texas Camp.

Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:35 (just after announcements) and will be called by Nana Lopez.

Friday, February 1, 7-9:45 pm.
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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Feb 8 - Mar 1: 4 week beginner / refresher class.
Madeline BrockBeginning February 8th and lasting through March 1st, Madeline Brock will kick off each Friday with a 30 minute class designed for newcomers to folk dancing and for those looking for a refresher on some basics. Madeline is a talented and engaging teacher, so if you have friends who have been wanting to check out folk dancing but have been hesitant, this is the class for them.

Valentine tree Feb 15:
Valentines Day Dance!!

Come and celebrate this day (one day late) with your friends at AIFD!! We will have LIVE MUSIC with La Strada (because we LOVE them). We will have lots of kisses -- the chocolate kind! Wearing something RED is optional, but fun!

March 14 - 17:
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!

Registration is now open!!!
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalJose Angel Perez Fumero and Elsa Morales Perera: Canary Islands.
Michael Ginsburg: Balkan.
Andy Taylor-Blenis: international, Scottish, and Mexican.
Mihai David: Romanian.

Link of the week:
Austin Contra Dancers.

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.
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:

Wednesday, February 13 & 27: 2nd and 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi Dancers7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
January 23rd: All instruments and dancers welcome.

Sunday, March 3rd: Slavic Marti Gras!
2-7pm, at Live Oak Brewing, 1615 Crozier Ln, Del Valle, TX, 78617. Hosted by Flying Balalaika Brothers!!! For more details, check out the event webpage. Want to be part of this event as a sponsor, vendor, or helper? Contact

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