AIFD Newsletter
July 19, 2019
CakeThis Friday at dancing:
John DJs, Denise assists.
July Birthdays and Anniversaries.
John ScalesDenise Fynmore Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Denise Fynmore. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in July? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Lisa DielmanKathleen McDonaghTeaching: Lisa Dielman will kick off the evening presenting a couple of newcomer dances. Then, Kathleen McDonagh will review Hora Miresii and Busiocul.
Kathleen has provided some interesting links related to this week's review:
Busiocul (as demonstrated by Lee Otterholt);
Hora Miresii (led by Nico Hilferink, the teacher who introduced the dance);
Hora Miresii lyrics.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, July 19, 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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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!!

dance circle

Programming is fun!
We're looking for additional volunteers to be programmers (DJ's) and assistants. You get training and help and can have as much fun as Denise and Madeline!

Denise and Madeline DJs.

Contact Denise or Jeff if you are interested. Bring a buddy, too!
Link of the week:
Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium).

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

Thursday, July 25: Scandi music and dance
Join us for an evening of Scandinavian music and dance on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm at Wildflower Terrace, 3801 Berkman Drive, AIOIan and Mira centrally located in the Mueller community. All live music for your listening and dancing pleasure will be provided by Mira Dickey on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and regular fiddle, Ian Files on regular fiddle, as well as our ever-popular AIO. Music and dancing will start promptly at 7:00 pm with a set of Norwegian springar, gangar and rull played on the Hardanger fiddle. Parking is available along Tom Miller Street and in the surrounding neighborhood.

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.
CALLER: Lissa Bengtson.
BAND:Keith Holmes with Subject to Change.
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students.
Visit for more information.
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