AIFD Newsletter
July 6, 2018
Flag and fireworks This Friday at dancing:
Red, White, and Blue Party with Live Music!!!
Madeline DJs, Janie assists.
Madeline BrockJanie HopkinsCome and join us for a Red, White, and Blue party, including live music by Anne Alexander and Don Weeda!!! Bringing red, white and blue snacks as well as dressing in red, white and blue is, of course, optional, but fun!! Madeline Brock will DJ this fun event. She will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.
Teaching: Bob_LeibmanBob Leibman will kick off the evening with some great teaching: Čačak (basic village style from SE Serbia), Stara Vlaina (basic village style NE Serbia), Nevestinsko oro - Bride's dance - women's dance from Mijak villages in Western Macedonia.

Friday, July 6, 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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Cake 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!


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

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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
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

Four Balkan Dancers

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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 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
Visit for more information on Contra and ECD in the Austin area.
David Houston installed as AIFD president David Houston memories: 1963
While preparing for last week's memorial for David Houston, Dena and Franklin were looking through old papers and came across this article.

David was president in 1963 (when this article was published). He was president again in 1968 - with Dena as vice-president.

David also signed the only AIFD constitution on February 9th, 1962.

Here is the text of the article. Enjoy

Folk Club Dancers Installing Houston.

Daivd Houston, Austin city planner, will be installed as president of Austin International Folk Dancers at a banquet and dance beginning at 8p.m. Friday, Site will be the Unitarian Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Street.

Service with him will be Gene White, vice president, James Herberger, program director, Lurann Darden, secretary, and Alan Barnes, treasurer.

The Folk Dancers group is co-sponsored by the University International Club and the Austin Recreation Department. Its purpose is to bring music and culture of all nations here as a recreation form.

International dances will be held at 8 p.m. each Saturday at Hancock Recreation Center beginning June 8. The public is invited to participate and there is no charge.

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