AIFD Newsletter
May 31, 2019
AIFD Board Election Results!!!
Last Friday AIFD had its Board Elections. Congratulations to the new board. Thanks to the outgoing board.
Denise FynmoreDenise Fynmore is staying on as President.
Bill BrockBill Brock is staying on as VP.
Jeff KesselJeff Kessel is staying on as Program Director.
Lisa Horn Dielman and Madeline Brock will replace Sharon Casteel as Teaching Director(s).
Sharon CasteelLisa Horn Dielman and Madeline Brock
Janie HopkinsJanie Hopkins is staying on as Secretary.
Michel_BregerMichel Breger is staying on as Treasurer.
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangSharon Casteel will replace David Liang as Carry Over Member.
This Friday at dancing:
Holly DJs, Janie assists!!!

Holly PlotnerJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing this Friday DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Lisa Horn Dielman Teaching: Lisa Horn Dielman will review some of the beginner dances taught last week and then teach a few new dances for beginners.

Friday, May 31, 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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Cake Friday, June 14:
June Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in June? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Sun Friday, June 21:
Summer Solstice Party!

Costumes encouraged! More details to come.

Flag and fireworks Friday, July 5:
Independence Day Party!!!


Cake Friday, July 18:
July Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in July? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Link of the week:
Flash Mob at Kathmandu University.

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
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
Austin Balkan Singers

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

Saturday, June 1:
30th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens

Accordion Kings and Queens showcases the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. Accordion Kings & Queens draws a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre. Texas Folklife for more information.

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, June 12 & 26:
2nd & 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

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