AIFD Newsletter
February 26, 2021
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, February 26, 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 25.


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.

Hey Dancers!!!

What a week! Thanks for not yelling at us for canceling last week’s AIFD sponsored Zoom dancing!

We (Austin IFDers) do hope you are recovering from this past week. If we can help, call or text or email a fellow dancer, or email me, Craig Roberts, and I’ll see if we can’t get some help for you. A phone call, a water delivery or some help recovering from housing disruption from the cold and pipe breakage. Email Craig - - or reach out to a fellow dancer.

AIFD Board.

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Four Balkan Dancers
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 11 dance teachers & 11 bands from North America and Europe, singing & music classes and live music parties. March 18-21.Free registration at

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:
Hungary: Szatmári Zsidó Táncok.

Austin at Stage 4

Stage 4We 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 hygiene; 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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