AIFD Newsletter
November 15, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
November Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Samodivas performs
Madeline DJs, Denise assists!!
Madeline BrockDenise FynmoreJoin us for a fun night of dancing. We will be treated to live singing performance by Samodivas. Our DJ will be Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Denise Fynmore. This week we'll also celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in November with song, dance, and cake.
John AlexanderTeaching: John Alexander will teach the lively Bulgarian dance Sitno Severnysasko Horo.
Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.
Friday, November 15, 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 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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Thanks to everyone who made last week's Texas Camp Band night a great success!!
Texas Camp at AIFD, Nov 8, 2019
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Picture courtesy of Dena Houston.


eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Texas Camp 2019 Friday, November 29: TEXAS CAMP!!! We hope to see you at TEXAS CAMP, November 28-December 1, outside of Bruceville, TX. Since you cannot be in two places at once, we will not be meeting at HRC Friday, November 29.

Friday, December 6: Candle Light Trail!!!
Candle Candlelight Trail at Hancock!! Open to the public!! Walk the trail, see Santa, and join us for folk dancing. We’ll have easy dances and walk-throughs. Snacks and drinks provided. Free and open to the public!! Csardas will perform!!

Link of the week:
TIFD Floor Setup Timelapse!!!.

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).

Four Balkan Dancers

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Texas Camp Floor Setup Needs You!!!
Texas Camp Floor Setup It's that time of year again, the time when we ask for volunteers to come up to Greene Family Camp during the week prior to Texas Camp to help assemble TIFD's own custom sprung dance floor. Our Floor Czars, Mike Revesz and John Alexander, are still coordinating the schedule with Greene Family Camp. If you would like more information, including updates about the schedule, please email them at

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

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesday, November 13:
2th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

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

Saturday November 16
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress) Saturday, 7pm - 10pm
CALLER: Ann Jenneman
BAND: Local-On-Call-Orchestra, featuring some of your favorite musicians from Wednesday nights loyal pick-up band.
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students. for more information.

Monday, November 18th
English Country Dancing Ball!!

Austin English Country Dancers invite you to attend a Ball celebrating the accomplishments of the Basics and Beyond class., 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Hancock Recreation Center.
Instructor: Sylverre Polhemus.
Live music by: Pamela Weems on keyboard, Carol Whitaker on flute, Jeff Kessel on guitar, Max Cappleman on fiddle.
Fancy dress encouraged but not required. Cost: $5. Attending classes is encouraged but not required to participate. This will be a review of the dances already taught. Visit for more information.

Sunday, November 24:
San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance

@ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Sunday, November 24, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.
CALLER: Marc Airhart
BAND: Laughing Lizards
$10 | $9 for TAADA Members | $6 for Students. for more information.
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