AIFD Newsletter
June 14, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, David assists.
June Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangEnjoy a fun and lively evening of folk dancing this Friday DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by David Liang. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in June with song, dance, and cake.

Teaching:We welcome Madeline Brock back to continue Madeline BrockElizabeth Stehlher teaching of easy dances for new (or not-so-new) dancers for the first half hour. Then Elizabeth Stehl will review the two English Country dances that she taught last week. If you missed it last week, join us this week. It was fun!!

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

Friday, June 14, 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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Sun Friday, June 21:
Summer Solstice Party!

Costumes encouraged! More details to come.

Flag and fireworks Friday, July 5:
Independence Day Party!!!


Cake Friday, July 18:
July Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in July? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Tips for dancers.
  • Wear comfortable, casual, clean, fresh attire for general folk dancing.
  • Wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes.
  • Take a shower.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Use a deodorant.
  • Avoid using strong perfumes or colognes.Sweaty woman
  • Don't wear sharp jewelry, particularly rings.
  • Keep jewelry to a minimum to avoid getting it caught in someone's clothing or hair.
  • Keep your hands clean. If they get sweaty during dancing, or you’ve been eating snacks, go wash them.
  • If you perspire heavily during dancing, bring extra shirts and change them often.
Link of the week:
Contra 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.
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, June 12 & 26:
2nd & 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday, June 15:
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance!

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress)
Saturday, June 15, 7pm - 10pm
CALLER: Rich MacMath
BAND: The Balcones Clefhangers
FEATURING: Elise Bright (fiddle), Joyce Doyle (bass & guitar), Jim Doyle (banjo & mandolin) and Pamela Weems (keyboard)
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students
Visit for more information

Sunday, June 23:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance!

510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CALLER: Ann Jenneman
BAND: Kendall Rogers & Friends
FEATURING: Kendall Rogers (piano and accordion), Max Cappleman (fiddle)
and Erica Braverman (concertina)
$10 / $9 TAADA / $6 students
Visit for more information

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