AIFD Newsletter
June 21, 2019
SunThis Friday at dancing:
Madeline DJs, Denise assists.
Summer Solstice Party.
Enjoy a fun and lively evening of All Request folk dancing this Friday as we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Madeline BrockDenise FynmoreClothes the colors of the sun (yellow, orange, red or gold) are suggested, or clothes with flowers on them, or flowers in your hair, or dress as the sun! Costumes are always optional, so come, enjoy, and dance!! Madeline Brock will DJ, assisted by Denise Fynmore.

Lisa DielmanTeaching: Lisa Dielman and Madeline Brock will each teach a few beginner dances and and review some previously taught dances.

Friday, June 21, 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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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 and brush your teeth.
  • Use a deodorant but 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:
Swedish Hillside House concert (Austin).
Musicians: Anna Breger, Mira Dickey and Ian Files.

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 26:
4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

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

Four Balkan Dancers

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