AIFD Newsletter
November 1, 2019
Moldavian NightThis Friday at dancing:
Moldavian Dance Party!!
Franklin DJs, Janie assists.
Franklin HoustonJanie HopkinsJoin us for an evening of Moldavian dancing with special guest musicians all the way from Hungary! No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy these high-energy dances. Franklin Houston will be our DJ. He will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Vera PinterMisi TsurikovVera Pintér and Misi Tsurikov will conduct some quick teaching and walk-throughs during the evening to help you make this most of this great music and dancing.

There will be a short couples’ Mezosegi as a sneak preview for the Hungarian Tanchaz happening the next night. See Upcoming Other Dance features below for more details!

Friday, November 1, 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)

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Trumpet Friday, November 8:
The Texas Camp Band!!

Our annual tradition of having the Texas Camp Band come and play for us prior to Texas Camp.

Cake Friday, November 15:
November Birthdays and Anniversaries
and Samodivas Singing Group!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in November? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! That evening we will also be treated to a performance by the Samodivas Singing Group (details forthcoming).

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!!

Be Nice Clock Remember .. "Fall Back",
November 3rd, 2am.
Link of the week:
Waltz Flash Mob!!!.

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).

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

Mondays, Oct 7-Nov 11:
English Country Dancing Basics and Beyond

A six-week introductory class on Monday evenings at Hancock Recreation Center, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Culminating in an English Country Dance Ball, featuring live music, on November 18th.
Instructors: Sylverre Polhemus and Elizabeth Stehl.
Experienced dancers are also welcome to attend. Cost: $5 per class. Attending classes is encouraged but not required to participate in the Ball. Visit for more information.

OKCIFD November 1-3:
36th Annual Old Country Weekend.

Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers present the 36th Annual Old Country Weekend:Featuring Ahmet Luleci, Live music by Don Weeda & Anne Alexander, November 1-3, 2019, Cross Point Camp, Kingston OK. Complete details and registration info.

November 2:
Hungarian Táncház feat. Musicians From Hungary!

Hungarian Tanchaz Join us for an evening of Hungarian partner dance cycles, food, and revelry! Live music provided by some of Hungary's most treasured folk musicians, dance teaching by Hajnalcsillag Hungarian Folk Dance Group and Friends, and Hungarian food by Kati & Tibi of Hungarian Food in America. For more details and to buy tickets, go to: Check the Facebook event for updates and spread the word!

Bulgarika!!! Saturday, November 9th
Evening party with music by Bulgarika!!

8-10 pm, $12. At
Dancers Workshop, 11150 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759. See flier for full details.

Texas Camp 2019November 28 - Dec 1:
Texas Camp 2019.

Registration is now open for Texas Camp, 2019. For complete details about teachers, events, and fees, and registration, check out
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