AIFD Newsletter
November 16, 2018
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Madeline DJs, Dee assists.
November Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Madeline BrockDee McCandlessEnjoy a great night of dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Dee McCandless. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in November? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Holly PlotnerTeaching: Holly Plotner will review a couple of the dances taught by Michael Ginsburg at last weekend's workshop, including Sborenka and Šira. Then she will continue with a walk through of Ciganskoto Djipaj, the twisty Bulgarian club dance with awesome Serbian music.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:15 (just before announcements) and will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, November 9, 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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November 22-25: TEXAS CAMP:
We hope to see you there. We won't be meeting at HRC on Friday, November 23rd.

December 7: Candlelight Trail at Hancock!
Santa, Snacks, and Csardas Hungarian Dancers! FREE!!! More details to come.

December 28: New Year's Party!
Our last dance of the year! Let's make it a good one! More details to come.

dance circle

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 the weekend before Texas Camp to help assemble TIFD's own custom sprung dance floor. We plan to meet at 1:00 P.M. on the Saturday, November 17th, and Sunday, November 18th, working about 3 hours each day. Rides are available! If you'd like to sign up or need more details, drop an email to Mike Revesz and John Alexander at
Link of the week:
Texas Camp Floor Setup.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
Summer, 2018: a note from your AIFD president.
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:

November 17 & 18: Mini Dance weekend!!
Traditional Austin Area Dance Assoc
invites you to a MINI DANCE WEEKEND

Saturday, November 17 ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE 2 pm - 5 pm $10
@Inspired Movement in South Austin.

CONTRA DANCE 7pm - 10pm $10
@Inspired Movement in South Austin.

Sunday, November 18
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm $10
@United Campus Ministry Wesley Center in San Marcos

Live music. All dances taught and called.
For more info see

November 22-25: Texas Camp 2018!!

Texas Camp 2018
AIFD will not be meeting at Hancock on Friday, November 23td. Hope to see you at Texas Camp!!.

Four Balkan Dancers
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