AIFD Newsletter
October 16, 2020
zoomThis Friday's AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, October 16, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by AIFD.

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 847 8053 8417
Password: 393160

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

Need one more chance at a dance done on Friday night? Can't remember the name of a dance you'd like to see taught? Check out the list of selected dances from AIFD's music library, provided by Franklin Houston. If you don't see your dance and would like to see the full list of dances, or have problems using the list, email Franklin at

List of other online events compiled by Denise Fynmore.

Oh, how to survive this pandemic?
If only we could have some music
And our good friend dance leaders!

So from their homes appear,
Kathleen, Franklin, Holly and Don,
And Misi, Lisa and Madelon!
Bob and Leslie Gompf, too-n.

(Sorry, Madeline. And spelling error!)

We thank our friends in Houston
For their every other week contribution
Donna, John, Joan, Sue and Michelle!

We cannot count Scott out!
His deft mouse clicks
and keystrokes help.

- Craig Roberts (AIFD president).

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Birthdays During a Pandemic

CakeSome of you may have wondered, has AIFD forgotten my birthday? You are correct, some of us have forgotten your birthday. But we still want to celebrate it. So Friday, October 16th, we'll celebrate! Sorry, you'll have to provide your own cake, ice cream, chocolate bar, pie, etc.

We promise, when all this is over, we'll celebrate the right way with cake, ice cream and hugs, your choice!

Take care, we miss you!
(signed, all of us)

Happy Happy B-day, by Aaron Carnahan

Happy Happy B-day!(clap clap)
Happy Happy B-day!(clap clap)
We sing to you!
Happy B-day!(clap clap)
Happy B-day to:name
Happy B-day tooooo youuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


From our program director, Scott Margo: One of our longtime members has been attending a lot of other dances and has learned some things about Zoom.

She recommends that people attending the AIFD Zoom meetings ensure their Zoom client is updated to the latest version. This will ensure bug fixes are applied. Also, a recently released version will allow the host or co-host to spotlight multiple speakers, which may come in handy at times.

For mobile device users, the Zoom version should update automatically. For desktop users, depending on the currently installed version, you may be prompted to update when you log in.

In case you are unfamiliar how to check whether you have the latest version or how to update if you don't, this link should help.

John Bloom of HIFD has posted some good information on how to help better your virtual dance experience:

An introduction to using Zoom.

Updated PC-performance tips.

Also, the dance leaders would like to provide you with some ideas on how to have an easier time following us during our virtual dance sessions. For dances that move around a lot, try taking smaller steps and doing quick little pivots in place to face your screen again. Also, putting up a mirror opposite your monitor screen can assist you in viewing the dance leader while your back is to the screen.

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Я люблю буги вуги.
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