AIFD Newsletter
February 7, 2020
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Holly DJs, Kathleen assists.
February Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Holly PlotnerKathleen McDonagh This Friday at AIFD: Enjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in February with song, dance, and cake.
Franklin HoustonTeaching: Franklin Houston will be back to kick off the evening with Pop Marinko, a traditional Serbian dance formerly a staple in the AIFD repertoire. He and Anne Alexander will then review Tango Poquito and teach Corrido from Texas Camp 2019.
Marc AirhartContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Marc Airhart.
Friday, February 7, 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)

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Valentine tree NEXT WEEK!! Friday, February 14:
Valentine's Day Party!!

We want you to be our Valentine! We’ll have chocolates for everyone! Wear red if you like, and maybe we’ll do a group photo!

Mardi Gras Hat Friday, February 21:
Mardi Gras Party!!

“Laissez les bons temps rouler” Let the good times roll!


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

For complete details, check out the event page.

Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
Flash Mob, "Skenderbej" Square, Tirana, Albania .

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.
Sat, Feb 15: No 3rd Saturday Contra Dance.
Sat, Feb 29: Special Dance - Chestnuts!!
Full details at

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