AIFD Newsletter
July 13, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Mike DJs, Jasmine assists.
Mike ReveszJasmine Guha-Castle Enjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle.
Teaching: Dance Review Extravaganza - Do you need just a little more practice of dances recently taughtFranklin HoustonLisa Horn Dielman by Franklin Houston? You're in luck! Franklin will lead walk-throughs and practice of the two Bulgarian Paydushkos - Yambolsko Paydushko Horo and Kilimarsko Horo. In addition, he will team up with Anne Alexander for the "Israeli tango" Dodi Li (so you can master that tricky last step) and also with Lisa Horn Dielman for the Cross-Step Waltz. It'll be a full hour, so come at 7 PM to not miss anything! .

Friday, July 13, 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)
AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Cake Next Week: July 20: July Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in July, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

August 17: Two-for-One: Rain Dance Party & August Birthdays & Anniversaries
We usually need rain in mid-August, so we’re having a Rain Dance. We’ll do Mayim, Mayim and anything else that mentions rain. Also, do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in August? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!


Dances taught last week:

Bob Leibman has provided snippets from films he has taken of some of the dances he taught last week. Enjoy!!!

Bardovce, Skopje 6-19-16 Čačak short clip
Čačak Skopje area gp pensioners clips
Čačak at wedding in Gornje Kušče, E. Kosovo short clip
Stara Vlaina at Crven Jabuka on Konstantin day
Stara Vlaina clip 1
Stara Vlaina for the dead clip

And here is one found by Denise Fynmore:
Nevestinsko oro
Link of the week:
Jove Malo Mome.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
Summer, 2018: a note from your AIFD president.
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 Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Not meeting in July and August. Will resume in September.
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. This year, more teaching of old favorites. Show me the Balkan countries.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesdays, July 11th & 25th: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi DancersAll instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Upcoming Contra and ECD events:
Save the date for a “JULY MINI-WEEKEND”
Saturday, July 21 in Austin, Sunday, July 22 in San Marcos
One English Country Dance and two Contras
From Dallas: Martha Quigley calling, Ray Quigley (fiddle) and Allison Hicks (keyboard) playing

Saturday, July 21 - in Austin
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE 2 pm - 5 pm $10* Location: Inspired Movement, 2311 South Congress Ave, Austin

3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE 7 pm - 10 pm $10* Location: Inspired Movement, 2311 South Congress Ave, Austin

Sunday, July 22 - in San Marcos
4TH SUNDAY CONTRA DANCE 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm $10* Location: United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe, San Marcos

Visit for more information on Contra and ECD in the Austin area.

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