AIFD Newsletter
November 4, 2016
HRC Historical Designation Ceremony
November 5, noon.
Hancock Rec CenterYou are invited to the Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at noon. Note: no RSVP is necessary. This will be an outdoor event so dress comfortably. Refreshments will be served. Congratulations to all those who have helped make HRC a great facility for Austin.

This Friday at dancing
Franklin DJs, Jeff assists.
Franklin HoustonJeff Kessel Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.
Teaching: KOLO HOUR at AIFD! Kolos are dances from the former republic of Yugoslavia Kolo that are usually (but not exclusively) done in open or closed circles without partners. Franklin Houston will share his love of the old-time kolos that came from the cities and towns in Serbia – the “old town dances” called “starogradske igre.” The featured teaching will be U Šest, the most popular dance in Serbia and found in cities and villages alike, so much so that Serbs just call it “kolo!”

Friday, November 4, 7-9:45 pm
The 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)

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NO DANCING NEXT WEEK, Friday, November 11th.
Veterans DayIn honor of Veterans Day, city facilities, including Hancock Rec Center, will be closed.

Trumpet Friday, November 18th: Texas Camp Band at AIFD!!
Enjoy a preview of this year’s Texas Camp music at dancing -- provided by members of the Texas Camp Band.

Friday, November 25th: Texas Camp - no dancing at HRC.
We hope you will be with us in Bruceville enjoying Texas Camp!!!

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Link of the week:
Monster Mash 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 Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
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
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin

Nov 24-27: Texas Camp 2016!!
Tcamp 2016Registration is open for Texas Camp 2016. If you are a member of TIFD, a registration packet should have arrived. Alternatively, registration details, online registration form, and camp information are available at Upcoming key dates:
November 8Absolute last day to register!
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Thursday, November 10: Bulgarika!!!
Bulgarian dance party on Thursday, Nov. 10 7:30-9:30 PM at Wildflower Terrace, 3801 Berkman Drive (at Tom Miller St) in the old Mueller Airport area. $10 donation requested (or whatever you can afford.) BulgarikaBulgarika, the musical group, are on a three month tour of the US. The core of the group, Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva, have come to Austin with similar groups every year or two in mid-Fall. They are great musicians and have always provided us with a very special event. Please come and join in the dancing or just listen to the music. For more information contact Bob Leibman at or 512-420-0219.

November 16 & December 21: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Join Bob Leibman, Holly Plotner, and Franklin Houston for their 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45 pm, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. For more infomation, contact Bob Leibman at or 512-420-0219.

November 18-20: Fire Ant Frolic.
Fire Ant Frolic is Austin's annual contra dance weekend. Brought to you by the Traditional Austin Area Dance Association, this year's event features nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by Owen Morrison on guitar, with calling provided by Susan Petrick. For information and registration, check out

November 22: Scandinavian Concert and Dance!!!
Enjoy an evening of great Scandinavian music by Loretta Kelley and dance instruction by Roo Lester and Larry Harding on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7-10:30pm. All three will be performing / teaching at Texas camp for following weekend. For full details, including location, check out the event flier. Concert and dance: $20 (Students/children $10).
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