AIFD Newsletter
March 23, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
DJ Potluck, Dee assists.
Jeff KesselDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of dancing with multiple DJs. Jeff Kessel will kick off the evening playing tunes to support Holly's teaching. Then other folks will be recruited to help DJ. Dee McCandless with the DJ assistant.
Holly PlotnerTeaching: Holly Plotner will teach dances presented at last week's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

Friday, March 23, 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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Bunny Rabbit March 30: "Let's go to the Hop!"
On March 30, we are having an Easter Bunny Hop - Come for all your favorite folk dances and, of course, a Bunny Hop! We will have plenty of chocolate snacks, AND we are negotiating with the Easter Bunny to make an appearance! More details to come.

FREE Beginner Folk Dance Class!!
Tuesdays, starting April 3 through May 8, 7-7:50.

Sharon CasteelDenise FynmoreJoin our teaching director, Sharon Casteel, and president, Denise Fynmore, and others when they kick off another six week folk dance class at the Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, 2803 Loyala Lane in Austin (map). No experience necessary; dances will be eay to learn, fun, and provide good exercise. Email if questions. Flier.

dance circle
Link of the week:
Campbell Miller teaches country two step..

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
Most 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, 7:30-10:15
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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2018 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
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Nelda Drury celebrating her 100th birthday at the Henry Lash Bash.
Nelda Drury celebrating her 100th birthday at the Henry Lash Bash.

Campbell teaches, Jaap looks on, and Nelda is on the poster.
Campbell teaches, Jaap looks on, and Nelda is on the poster.

The Milonga Mixer, taught by Campbell Miller.
The Milonga Mixer, taught by Campbell Miller.

Jaap Leegwater teaching a Bulgarian circle dance.
Jaap Leegwater teaching a Bulgarian circle dance.
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