AIFD Newsletter
November 2, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Michel DJs, Janie assists.
Michel_BregerJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Michel Breger. Michel will be assisted by Janie Hopkins.

Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Join us as Lisa Horn Dielman teaches the lively Romanian dance Batuta Muntaneasca. Get to dancing early as the entire teach session will be dedicated to the dance and you'll want to be there at the start.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:35 (just after announcements) and will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, November 2, 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.

Dena and FranklinThanks to all those who made last week's Halloween Party a great success!!!

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Trumpet NEXT WEEK: Friday, November 9:
The Texas Camp Band!!

Our annual tradition of having the Texas Camp Band come and play for us prior to Texas Camp, which will be two weeks later.

Cake Friday, November 16:
November Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

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

November 22-25: TEXAS CAMP:
We hope to see you there. We won't be meeting at HRC on Friday, November 23rd.
November 1st: Registration deadline with no late fee.
November 8th: Absolute last day to register (with $25 late fee).
Registration is available via PayPal at

December 7: Candlelight Trail at Hancock!
Santa, Snacks, and Csardas Hungarian Dancers! 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.

AIFD White Board Replacement
The digital white board pilot (aka playlist on TV screen) is going great! We would like to to get feedback from programmers, assistants and dancers. Please send any comments or concerns you have to

IT Consultant appointment.
Bill FreibothThe board has appointed Bill Freiboth as AIFD's IT Consultant. Bill has brought us the digital white board, and will continue with that project, maintain our PC equipment and networking, and perform other projects assigned by the board. Bill has a long history with IT projects, and we are very glad to have him on board!
Link of the week:
Batuta Muntaneasca.

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 2-4: OKCIFD Old Country Weekend!!
OKCIFDThis year, the OKCIFD Old Country Weekend is being held on Nov 2-4 at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. We are featuring Yves Moreau, a fabulous dance instructor from Montreal who is a world renowned expert on Bulgarian and Balkan folk dances. We will also have the pleasure of having Don Weeda and Anne Alexander, our favorite live musicians from Austin! Join us!!!. Registration.

Saturday, November 10: Bulgarika!!
Bulgarika (The Kolevs +) will be here in Austin:
Dancers Workshop,11150 Research Blvd
(SW corner of 183 and Balc Woods),
Dance Workshop with Michael Ginsburg,
3-5 PM, Studio I, $10;
Evening party with music by Bulgarika,
8-10 PM, Studio B/C, $12;
$20 if you attend both.
Tickets at the door. Complete details here.

November 22-25: Texas Camp 2018!!
Registration now open for Texas Camp, 2018.

Texas Camp 2018
November 1st: Registration deadline with no late fee.
November 8th: Absolute last day to register (with $25 late fee).
Registration is available via PayPal at
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