AIFD Newsletter
May 18, 2018
HomegrownTrumpetThis Friday at dancing:
Live Music with Homegrown!
John DJs, Mark assists.
Join us for a lively evening that will include live music as Homegrown plays two sets of international music. Homegrown is truly homegrown,John ScalesMark Edwards made up of Austin musicians who have been playing together for many years - Anne Alexander, Norris Foster Harrell, Holly Plotner, Joane Rylander, Franklin Houston, and Dena Houston. Come spin, twirl, and hop to their music and be a part of the dance excitement that is AIFD. Our DJ this week will be John Scales. John will be assisted by Mark Edwards.
Teaching: We'll do walkthroughs as needed and upon request.

Friday, May 18, 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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Board Election results:
Thanks to the great service of the AIFD Board of Directors.

David LiangBill BrockMost of the last board is staying on for another year. The only change is that Bill Brock (right) is the new Vice President, replacing outgoing VP David Liang (left). Welcome Bill. Thank you David.

Your new 2018-19 AIFD Board of Directors:
President: Denise Fynmore
Vice President: Bill Brock
Treasurer: Michel Breger
Secretary: Janie Hopkins
Teaching Director: Sharon Casteel
Program Director: Jeff Kessel
What are board responsibilities?
Who is on the outgoing board?

Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page or simply print and complete the membership form.
Link of the week:
Texas Folk Dance Camp memories (2015).

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, May 9th & 23rd: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi DancersAll instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Wednesday, May 16: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Balkan states 7:15-8:45 PM, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge! Great teaching!

Jeff KesselSaturday, May 19: Potluck Music and Dance Jam!!!
Jeff Kessel would like to invite you to a potluck and music and dance jam at his house on Saturday, May 19th, starting at 5 and ending before midnight. Jeff will have maps and details at folk dancing on Friday.

Four Balkan Dancers

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