AIFD Newsletter
July 26, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Lila assists.
Franklin HoustonLila LuceEnjoy a lively evening of your favorite dances from around the world, as well as some seldom-seen Balkan classics, DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Misi TsurikovElizabeth StehlTeaching: Misi Tsurikov will kick off the evening presenting a couple of newcomer dances. Then, Elizabeth Stehl will present an English country dance.

Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez.


Friday, July 26, 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!!

AIFD's New Equipment Cabinet
AIFD Storage Cabinet.One of the many behind the scenes activities at AIFD is storage of our equipment at HRC. A recent fire code change made the size of AIFD's old cabinet a safety and fire hazard. Jeff Kessel came to the rescue by building a new one. Jeff KesselWorking closely with HRC staff, Jeff designed a cabinet that met the needs of both the city and AIFD. Then, applying his woodworking talents, he produced a cabinet that will last for the long haul. You can see a few picture of the end result here. Thanks Jeff!!!
Link of the week:
Bulgarian Folklore Dance Flash mob.

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.
AIFD's New Equipment Cabinet (July 2019).
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
Israeli Dancing at Shalom Austin JCC, Tuesdays, 7-8pm Beginners; 8-10pm All Levels.

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

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesday, July 24:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

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.

Wednesday, July 31: Multi-culti Tanchaz
Please mark your calendars for a multi-culti tanchaz on Wednesday, July 31, 7:30-9:30pm, in the back room of Hancock Rec Center!

Multi-cultiJoin us for a fun and eclectic evening of mostly-couple dances from a variety of places -- Hungary, Transylvania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the USA, Argentina, and who knows where else! We'll have fun recorded music, and past multi-culti parties have occasionally been blessed with surprise visits from our talented live musicians.

Bring your smiles, and bring your friends! Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share if you're so inclined.
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