AIFD Newsletter
January 21, 2022
zoom This Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, January 14, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

Update to the latest version of Zoom!

Link to dance program and teachers.

If you have any comments on our virtual dances or dance requests, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at


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

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Link of the week:
Lindjo performed by Csardas Hungarian Dancers
at San Antonio College Festival in 1984.
Tks Robert Sampson.

Stage 3
Austin at Stage 5
(as of Thursday, January 6)
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated: Avoid all gatherings. Use curbside pickup when shopping.
Use masks at all times.
Two of this week's Zoom teachers:
Denise Fynmore and Bill FreibothDenise Fynmore and Bill Freiboth: I first learned to folkdance when I lived in Berkeley, CA. The five dances Bill and I will do this week were all learned either at the Ashkenaz dance hall in Berkeley or at the Kolo Festival in San Francisco, in the mid-1970's!

Holly PlotnerHolly Plotner: Holly will continue to review dances from Texa-Kolo, including Băuta de pe Vișina, the 4 figure Romanian dance from Sonia & Cristian.

Kathleen McDonaghKathleen McDonagh: Come on and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom-a, Zoom! Join Kathleen for a trio of dances she learned online, including Kotlensko Horo, a Bulgarian dance taught at this year’s Texas-Kolo.

Some upcoming events of interest.
Stockton Folk Dance CampFri-Sun, January 28-30, 2022, Stockton Folk Dance Camp, Winter weekend.. Online via Zoom. Registration is now open. Complete details at

SAFDF 2016SAFDF 2022!!! Fri-Sun, March 25-27: World-class teachers; Dance parties with live music and a surprise dance performance or two; Culture corner; Dance performances on Sunday at Rolling Oaks Mall. Full details at
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