AIFD Newsletter
October 15, 2021
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, October 15, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

Update to the latest version of Zoom!

Link to dance program and teachers.

If you have any comments on our virtual dances or dance requests, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at


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

This month the dance community lost a one-time regular: Adam BlatnerAdam Blatner. Hand in hand with his distinguished career in psychiatry, Adam believed in the power of dance to promote healthy and well balanced living. You can see this in an 2006 piece he wrote: Folk Dancing As A Soul Celebration. We mourn his passing and send our condolences to his family and friends.

Looking for past Texas Camp pictures
Holly is looking for pictures of Texas Camps past, preferably group shots of the parties, or people dancing. Please send any pics to of past Texas Camps. Thanks!

Austin at Stage 3
(as of Tuesday, October 12)

Stage 3Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated: MASKS encouraged at all times.
MASKS encouraged for indoor activities and travel.

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Two of this week's Zoom teachers:

Franklin HoustonFranklin Houston: Franklin’s presentation will be “Variations on a Theme” - dances that have a basic step as well as different variations that can be done by individual dancers simultaneously. Use your imagination or follow along!

Holly PlotnerHolly Plotner: "My theme for this week is Texas Camp review. Dances that have been taught at recent TX camps."

TIFD presents the 74th

Registration is open!!!

Live! In person! ~ November 25 – 28, 2021

Michael Ginsburg

Balkan Dancing

Don Weeda
Camp Band
Shirley Johnson

The TIFD Board is dedicated to making this event a joyous celebration, and to keep each other safe. Please review our COVID protocols.
Important Dates
October 20 Deadline for all scholarship applications
November 1 Registration deadline to avoid late fee
November 8 Registration deadline for scholarship recipients
November 8 Absolute last day to register!
November 25 Camp begins!

For complete details, contact info, application forms, costs, and TexaKolo information: TIFD.ORG.

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