AIFD Newsletter
July 20, 2018
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, Janie assists.
July Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Sharon CasteelJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Janie Hopkins. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in July with song, dance, and cake.
(From Denise: Psssst .. Misi is back!!!)
Misi TsurikovLisa Horn DielmanTeaching: This week, Misi Tsurikov and Lisa Dielman team up to teach the ever-popular Triplet Polka Quadrille, a fun fast-paced set dance originally brought to us by Richard Powers. Join the polka fun and foolery!
Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:15 (just before announcements) and will be called by Nana Lopez. July birthdays will be celebrated right after announcements.

Friday, July 20, 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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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:

Dodi Li - Sacramento International Folk Dance Arts Council (including some former Austin folks).
Cross Step Waltz - Campbell Miller (excellent for basic moves).
Cross Step Waltz - Richard Powers & Angela Amarillas (more advanced moves).
CrCross Step Waltz - Cross-Step Waltz Contest Finals @ Stanford Viennese Ball 2017 (really fancy variations).
Kilimarsko Horo - Demo by Franklin Houston.
Yambolsko Paydushko Horo - Demo by Franklin Houston.

Four Balkan Dancers

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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:
The Traditional Austin Area Dance Association presents a MINI DANCE 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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