AIFD Newsletter
November 6, 2020
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, November 6, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by HIFD (Zoom link).

You can also find a Zoom link, as well as a complete lineup of music and teachers, on the HIFD website prior to the event. If you have any dance requests, please submit them to prior to noon on Thursday, November 5.


Would you like to request a dance but can't remember the name? Check out the list of dances in AIFD's music library. This list is maintained by Franklin Houston. If you run into any issues with the list, you can email Franklin at

List of other online events compiled by Denise Fynmore.

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Hancock Conservancy
Hancock Conservancy
The city of Austin is considering changes to Hancock Golf Course, including possible privatization. Details here*.
* This link is to a political advocacy group and is included at the request of several AIFD members. While AIFD cares deeply about the future of Hancock, its bylaws and status as a 501(c)(3) organization prohibited it from endorsing political causes.

Future of Hancock Golf Course

The City of Austin agreed to pursue a turnkey redevelopment & concession contract for Hancock Golf Course - which will allow the city to enter into a public-private partnership to improve the site into a modern golf learning center as part of a concession agreement with the City.

Here is the link to the planning document, which includes survey results from a Hancock Neighborhood Association meeting from February, 2020.

PARD had scheduled two meetings to solicit puplic input, on Oct 26 and 29. However, both have been postponed to future dates. When these meetings are scheduled, AIFD will post information in the newsletter, at, and one the AIFD FB page and the AIFD FB Group page.

We consider these meetings important because changes to how the golf course is administered may effect the availability and use of Hancock Rec Center.

We plan to resume dancing at Hancock Rec Center on Fridays, 7pm to closing, when Austin PARD allows gatherings that will fit our population of attendees in number and safety precautions. Austin is currently in Stage 3: avoid gatherings of greater than 10 people.

If you have questions please email the AIFD Board at

Thank you and sometime we will dance again! Craig Roberts,

(Psst .. want to play a round of golf or frisbee golf? Contact

Link of the week:
Folk Dancers of Balboa Park.
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