AIFD Newsletter
July 24, 2020
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, July 24, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

Here is the link to the complete lineup of music and teachers.

We would love to hear from you! Should you have any comments on our virtual dances or dance requests, please email them to

Would you like to be Zoom Monitor for AIFD?
A message from Scott Margo, Program Director:

Scott Margo Hello, I am serving as the new programming director for AIFD. As you are probably aware, AIFD is hosting Friday night dance meetings over Zoom every other Friday. The Houston group is hosting the other Friday nights.

To make the meetings go a little smoother, in Austin we have started to use a 'monitor' to help take the load off of the host and the dance teachers. I served as the monitor this past Friday, and it was a pretty simple job. That said, it would be great if anybody else would be interested in volunteering for a night to serve as the monitor. For this initial search I'm only looking for someone from now until the end of October 2020.

This means I'm looking for volunteers to be the monitor on 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, and 10/30. The total time commitment is just over two hours, and I'll summarize the duties below. The dance monitor should be someone who is not teaching a dance that same night. Experience using Zoom is a definite advantage, too. The host will make the monitor a co-host so that the monitor can perform the needed duties.

Zoom monitorFor a complete list of duties, sign up instructions, contact information for questions, and loads of other good stuff, check out the Google doc that Scott has prepared.

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Come Zoom With Us!!

A special thanks from Dena Houston to AIFD Zoom leaders.

Online Dance Activities
Compiled by Denise Fynmore.

These are some of the online dancing events, but not all. Please check our Facebook page frequently.

Also, Dale Adamson maintains a comprehensive Events Calendar of online dance events. In an effort to streamline the newsletter, events on this calendar will not be duplicated in the newsletter.

Friday Night Folk Dance co-hosted by Houston and Austin International Folk Dancers, 7:30-9:30pm. For details about this week's Zoom event, please scroll to the top left of this newsletter.

Yves Moreau – has dance videos of his teaching of FIVE dances. These are available on his Facebook page anytime.

San Antonio Zoom dancing is Tuesdays 7-9 pm ("doors" open at 6:45 pm). The link is Everyone is welcome. Dance requests may be sent to, preferably by Sunday, and we will honor them as much as we can. If you would like to get on our regular or Zoom mailing list, please send a message to the same address.

Dimitar Petrov teaches a workshop with several Bulgarian dances. It is on YOUTUBE.COM, also with a link from the AIFD Facebook page. Available on YOUTUBE anytime.

Rebekah Valencia is hosting Monday evening ZOOM folk dancing in your living room from Oklahoma. Check the Oklahoma City Folk Dancers Facebook page for time ad ZOOM link.

CDSS (Country Dance and Song Society) has compiled a great list of online events for the Contra and English Country Dancers. See their website at community covid19 online-events.

Austin Balkan Singers in quarantine continues to meet on Zoom, every Wednesday night at 7 PM for an hour or so. If you are missing your 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, or even 11/8 dose you are welcome to join us – zoom singing has the advantage that you can "sing along" while muted if you want to learn in private. Also we are being joined by folks from far away who we have missed. Send e-mail to if you want to zoom-sing along with us.

If you have any suggestions or comments about upcoming online events, please email

Four Balkan Dancers

Link of the week:
A Zoom Flash Mob.
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