October 11, 2019
|This Friday at dancing:|
Oktoberfest!!! with Live Music by Don Weeda!!
Mike DJs, Denise assists.
|Oktoberfest! Come and celebrate Oktoberfest with us! We will start the festivities at 8 pm with a Grand March. Don Weeda will provide live music for the Oktoberfest segment of the evening. This fun evening will be DJ'd by Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Denise Fynmore.|
|Teaching: Michel Breger will kick off the evening by teaching and reviewing the German dances D'Hammerschmiedsg'selln, Das Fenster and freestyle Landler figures.
|Contra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.|
Friday, October 11, 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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Friday, October 18:|
October Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in October? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!
Friday, October 25:|
with LIVE MUSIC provided by AIO - Annoying Instruments Orchestra. Wear your costumes and make this party great!!
| Friday, November 1: Moldavian Dance Party|
With Live Hungarian Music!!
Join us for an evening of Moldavian dancing with special guest musicians all the way from Hungary! No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy these high-energy dances. Misi will teach some Hungarian dances on the two weeks prior to this, and there will also be quick teaching and walk-through’s during the evening!!
There will be a short couples’ Mezosegi as a sneak preview for the Hungarian Tanchaz happening the next night. See Upcoming Other Dance features below for more details!
| Friday, November 8:|
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.
Link of the week:
In honor of Octoberfest!!!.
Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
|2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:|
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
|Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.|
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit austinbarndancers.org for more information.
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 www.taada.us for more information.
Wednesdays, October 9 & 23:|
2nd and 4th Wednesday Scandi Jams!!
7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
Oct 18-20: Austin String Band Festival.|
Family-friendly festival features live performances and workshops of Old-Time Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun, conjunto, swing, gospel and other traditional string band music styles. Camp Ben McCulloch. See aftm.us for details.
Oct 25-27: Fire Ant Frolic.|
Join us for an exciting weekend of Music, Friendship, and Contra Dancing. Full detail and registration at fireantfrolic.org.
(Note .. there will be no 3rd Saturday contra dance).
36th Annual Old Country Weekend.
Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers present the 36th Annual Old Country Weekend:Featuring Ahmet Luleci, Live music by Don Weeda & Anne Alexander, November 1-3, 2019, Cross Point Camp, Kingston OK. Complete details and registration info.
|November 28 - Dec 1:|
Texas Camp 2019.
Registration is now open for Texas Camp, 2019. For complete details about teachers, events, and fees, and registration, check out tifd.org.