AIFD Newsletter
November 8, 2019
TrumpetThis Friday at dancing:
Texas Camp Band!!
John DJs, Kathleen assists.
Join us for a fun night of dancing, with music provided by The Texas Camp Band. John Scales Kathleen McDonagh This is an annual tradition the evening after the band gets together in Austin to rehearse for Texas Camp. Our DJ for this fun evening will be John Scales. John will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
Marc AirhartContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Marc Airhart.
Friday, November 8, 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)

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Four Balkan Dancers
Thanks to everyone who made last week's Moldavian Dance Party a complete success!!
Moldavian Dance Party
Click on the image above for a short video recorded by Genevieve Kent.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

Cake Friday, November 15:
November Birthdays and Anniversaries
and Samodivas Singing Group!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in November? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! That evening we will also be treated to a performance by the Samodivas Singing Group (details forthcoming).

Texas Camp 2019 Friday, November 29: TEXAS CAMP!!! We hope to see you at TEXAS CAMP, November 28-December 1, outside of Bruceville, TX. Since you cannot be in two places at once, we will not be meeting at HRC Friday, November 29.

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!!

Link of the week:
Back Street Boys Flashmob (in Ukraine)!!!.

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:

Mondays, Oct 7-Nov 11:
English Country Dancing Basics and Beyond

A six-week introductory class on Monday evenings at Hancock Recreation Center, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Culminating in an English Country Dance Ball, featuring live music, on November 18th.
Instructors: Sylverre Polhemus and Elizabeth Stehl.
Experienced dancers are also welcome to attend. Cost: $5 per class. Attending classes is encouraged but not required to participate in the Ball. Visit for more information.

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesday, November 13:
2th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Bulgarika!!! Saturday, November 9th
Evening party with music by Bulgarika!!

8-10 pm, $12. At
Dancers Workshop, 11150 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759. See flier for full details.

Saturday, November 16th
Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance

@ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress) Saturday, 7pm - 10pm
CALLER: Ann Jenneman
BAND: Local-On-Call-Orchestra, featuring some of your favorite musicians from Wednesday nights loyal pick-up band.
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students. for more information.

Texas Camp 2019November 28 - Dec 1:
Texas Camp 2019.

Registration is still open for Texas Camp, 2019. For complete details about teachers, events, and fees, and registration, check out
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