AIFD Newsletter
July 12, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Janie assists.
Franklin HoustonJanie HopkinsFranklin Houston will be the DJ with one of his classic programs. He will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Lisa DielmanKathleen McDonaghTeaching: Lisa Dielman will kick off the evening presenting a couple of newcomer dances. Then, Kathleen McDonagh will teach Hora Miresii and Busiocul.

Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez. This is Nana's birthday, so come and sing Happy Birthday to her after the Contra.

dance circle

Friday, July 12, 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)

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Cake Friday, July 19:
July Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Friday, August 9:
August Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Slavadillo Friday, August 16: LIVE MUSIC!!!
Slavadillo will play for your dancing pleasure. Don’t miss it!

Homegrown Friday, August 30: MORE LIVE MUSIC!!!
Homegrown will be playing!! Yes, that's TWO live music nights in one month!!

Thanks to everyone who made last week's Independence Day party a great success!!
Independence Day Party 2019
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Link of the week:
The Magyar Folk Dance | Szolnok, Hungary.

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
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
Austin Balkan Singers

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

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, July 10 & 24:
2nd and 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday, July 20:
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress)
Saturday, July 20, 7pm - 10pm
CALLER: Dale Rempert
BAND: Local-On-Call-Orchestra, featuring some of your favorite musicians from Wednesday nights loyal pick-up band.
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students
Visit for more information

Sunday, July 28:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance!!

@ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Sunday, July 28, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
BAND:Keith Holmes with Subject to Change.
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students
Visit for more information

Four Balkan Dancers
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