AIFD Newsletter
January 24, 2020
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Anne assists.
Franklin HoustonThis Friday at AIFD: Enjoy the a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Anne Alexander. The theme will be "Anne and Franklin's Faves," so look forward to a great mix of old and new!

Madeline BrockLisa DielmanTeaching: Madeline Brock reviews U Sest from last week and expands on the dance with additional variations. Lisa Dielman reviews Ciuleandra taught last week.

Marc AirhartContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Marc Airhart.

Friday, January 24, 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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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Cake Friday, February 7:
February Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in February? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Valentine tree 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!

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

Link of the week:
Bachata 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).

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Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesday, January 22:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday, January 25:
Free Day Of Dance

Dance studios throughout Austin will open their doors to let folks experience a variety of dancing styles and venuse. For complete schedule check out the event website.

Wednesday, January 29, 7:30-9:30
Multi-Culti Tanchaz!!!

Join us for a fun and eclectic evening of mostly-couple dances from a variety of places -- Hungary, Transylvania, Norway, Multi-cultiSweden, Denmark, the USA, Argentina, and who knows where else! We'll have fun recorded music, and anticipate being blessed with beautiful live music from local talented musicians. Bring your smiles, and bring your friends! Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share if you're so inclined. Backroom of Hancock Recreation Center.

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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