AIFD Newsletter
March 6, 2020
From the AIFD Board: If you're sick, feeling ill, or if you are coughing and sneezing, please wait until you're feeling better before you come to AIFD on Friday nights.

Let's keep everyone healthy and well so that everyone can enjoy dancing!
CakeThis Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, Janie assists.
March Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Sharon CasteelJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Janie Hopkins. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in March? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!
Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez.
Friday, March 6, 7-9:45 pm.
Admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18. Persons 17 and younger must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is fragrance free.

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Friday, March 13:
No dancing at HRC.

No dancing at HRC. Hope to see you at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!

March 13-15, 2020!!!
SAFDF 2020
The 62nd Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, March 13-15, 2020!!!
Details and registration at event page.

AIFD will not be meeting at Hancock on Friday, March 13th.

Ballot boxElections for AIFD Board of Directors: May 8th.
Want to know more?
Link of the week:
Irish Dancing Flashmob.

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
Mondays,7:30-9:30, Hancock Rec Center.
Texas Folklife
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Austin Balkan Singers
Israeli Dancing at Body Business Fitness (New location), 2700 W Anderson Lane, Austin. Tuesdays, 7-9:45 pm (Beginners: 7-8pm).
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, March 11 & 25:
2 & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday, March 7:
Hungarian Folk NightHungarian Folk Night!!!!!

An evening of Hungarian food, folk dance performances, teaching circles and live music in celebration of Hungarian culture. 6:30 PM – 11 PM, Esquina Tango Austin. Complete details here!

Contra DancingEnglish Country DancingContras and English Country Dancing (ECD).
Every Monday - English Country Dancing.
Every Wednesday: Contra with Austin Barn Dancers (at Hancock).
Sat, Mar 21: Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance!!
Sun, Mar 22: San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance!!

Full details at

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