AIFD Newsletter
March 22, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
John DJs, Jasmine assists.
John ScalesJasmine Guha-CastleEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing this week DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: Holly Plotner will teach dances learned at last week's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:35 (just after announcements) and will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

dance circle

Friday, March 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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March 22: Welcome Back!!!
Welcome Back to dancing at Hancock after a great weekend at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

April Fools Hat March 29: Pre-April Fools Day Party!!!
Let's celebrate April Fools a few days early.

SAFDF 2019 Photos!!
Provided by Denise Fynmore.

SAFDF 2019 teachers

From Denise: "For those of who weren't there, Holly will be reviewing some of the dances we learned at the Festival. There were great teachers, great parties, and a tribute to Nelda Drury at the Henry Lash Bash." (pictured above).

Links: SAFDF 2019 pics. AIFD photo album.
Link of the week:
Arab Folk 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.
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.
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:

Thursday, March 21st: Dance prints.
On Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, the Blanton Museum is having a Pop-Up Exhibition of prints depicting dance. It's part of their Third Thursday, so admission is free, though people will have to pay to park.

Sunday, March 24: 4th Sunday Contra!!
1:30pm - 4:30pm, United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. MUSIC: TBA. CALLING: Chris Broad. $10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students. More info at

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesday, 27: 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!
7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

April 5-7: "Not Just Oom-Pah" Accordion Workshop and Concert.
Accordion WorkshopApril 5: Free concert, Central Market North, 6:30-9.
April 6-7: Workshop, Lamar Senior Activities Center, $175 for accordionists (includes all materials and lunch each day), $60 for Non-accordionists (Includes lunch each day).
April 7, 2-4pm: Free folk dance session. Lamar Senior Activities Center.
For complete details, including contacts and registration, check out the event flier,, or

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