AIFD Newsletter
June 22, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Jonn DJs, Janie assists.
John ScalesJanie HopkinsJoin us for a lively evening of dancing with DJ John Scales. John will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will teach Krivo Ihtimansko Horo ("Crooked Dance from Ihtiman"), a mixed rhythm dance from Bulgaria introduced by Yves Moreau.

A note from your AIFD president.

Friday, June 22, 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 July 6: Red, White, and Blue 6th of July Party!!!
Come and join us for a Red, White, and Blue party being held on the 6th of July. Bringing red, white and blue snacks as well as dressing in red, white and blue is, of course, optional, but fun!!

Cake July 13: 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:
With video: Krivo Ihtimansko Horo.

Lyrics to dances taught last week:
Krivo Ihtimansko Horo (song: Sede, sedenkja).
Pravo Čepelarsko Horo (song: Pena e seno cosilla).
Yar Ko Parag.
Link of the week:
Le Mystere des voix Bulgares on the Johnny Carson Show.

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 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

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

Wednesdays, June 13th & 27th: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi DancersAll instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Wednesday, June 20th: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Balkan states 7:15-8:45 PM, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge! Great teaching!

Saturday, June 30th, 2:30pm:
Memorial Service for David Houston.

A memorial service for David Houston will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 2:30 PM at Saint Matthews Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive, in Austin. You can read a nice tribute to David here.

Upcoming Contra events:
Sunday, June 24, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

@ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center
510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666
BAND: The Contraverts
FEATURING: Max Cappleman (fiddle), Stewart Rose (guitar) and Pamela Weems (keyboard) CALLER: Ann Jenneman
Lovely dance hall, worth the drive. Live music. Lots of fun.
$10 / $9 TAADA / $6 students

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.
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