AIFD Newsletter
November 29, 2019
We will not be meeting at Hancock Recreation Center on Friday, November 29.


We hope you will be joining us at Texas Camp.

Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are.

Texas Camp 2018
Texas Camp 2018 Photos!!
Check out the AIFD photo album from from last year's Texas Camp.
eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

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!!

Cake Friday, December 13:
December Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

Friday, December 27:
Holiday Party!! Live Music with La Strada!!
La Strada
We’ll celebrate the New Year’s early with hats, noisemakers and who knows what else! One of our favorite bands, La Strada, returns to AIFD!!
Link of the week:
Dick Van Dyke's 90th Birthday Flash Mob + Sing-A-Long.

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 will return next week.

- 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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