AIFD Newsletter
November 9, 2018
This Friday at dancing:
Texas Camp Band!!!
Mike DJs, Denise assists.
Mike ReveszDenise FynmoreEnjoy a great night of dancing that will include live music provided by 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 in two weeks. Our DJ will be Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Denise Fynmore.
Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Join us as Lisa Horn Dielman continues her teaching of 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.

Friday, November 9, 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.

Clarice Mitchell
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time folk dancer Clarice Mitchell. Clarice lived in Austin for many years and, along with her husband Mark, frequently attended Texas Camp. Several years ago they moved to Katy, Clarice Mitchelloutside of Houston, and often joined the Houston folk dance group. We have assembled a photo album with pictures provided by Mark form their wedding and by Geneveive Margretz, who visited the Mitchells everal times over the past couple of years. Clarice's memorial service will be Friday, November 9th at 2:00 pm at Living Word Lutheran Church, 3700 South Mason Road in Katy. Take the Mason Road exit from I-10 and drive south 3.8 miles, cross Westheimer Parkway and the church is on your right.

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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 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!

OKCIFD Old Country Weekend.
Old Country WeekendSeveral Austin folks spent their weekend at Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers' 34th Annual Old Country Weekend in Cross Point Camp, Kingston, Oklahoma. This year's teacher was Yves Moreau. Live music was provided by Austin's own Don Weeda and Anne Alexander. Denise Fynmore took several pictures which you can find here.
Link of the week:
The Shag.

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:

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

Four Balkan Dancers
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