AIFD Newsletter
November 22, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, David assists!!
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangJoin us for a fun night of dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by David Liang.
John AlexanderTeaching: John Alexander will teach/review the lively Bulgarian dance Sitno Severnysasko Horo.
Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez.
Friday, November 22, 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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Texas Camp 2019 Reminder .. no dancing at Hancock Recreation Center next Friday (November 29).

We hope you will be joining us for TEXAS CAMP!!!

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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!!

Texas Camp Floor Setup Needs You!!!
Texas Camp Floor Setup It's that time of year 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
Link of the week:
Flashmob with Taraf de Haïdouks in Stockholm.

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

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.

- Emily Dickinson

Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.

A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eyes, —
Gone Mr. Bryant's golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson's sheaves.

Still is the bustle in the brook,
Sealed are the spicy valves;
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many elves.

Perhaps a squirrel may remain,
My sentiments to share.
Grant me, O Lord, a sunny mind,
Thy windy will to bear!
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