AIFD Newsletter
October 18, 2019
CakeThis Friday at dancing:
October Birthdays and Anniversaries!!!
Madeline DJs, Lila assists.
Madeline BrockLila LuceEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in October? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Teaching: Come at 7 p.m. for fun teaching of dances to get you in the mood for the Moldavian Dance Party on November 1st.Misi TsurikovVera Pinter This week we feature two teachers -- Misi Tsurikov and Vera Pintér. Vera is a native of Hungary and is here on a scholarship to promote Hungarian language, music, dance, and culture. Read Vera's bio here.
Nana LopezContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Nana Lopez.

Friday, October 18, 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
Oktoberfest 2019
Oktoberfest 2019
(Click on picture to see album.)
Thanks to everyone who made the party a success.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

AIO Friday, October 25:
Halloween Party!!
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 Moldavian Nightnecessary 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!

Trumpet 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.

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).
Link of the week:
Hungarian Flash Mob!!!.

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).


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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 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 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
(Note .. there will be no 3rd Saturday contra dance).

OKCIFD November 1-3:
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 2:
Hungarian Táncház feat. Musicians From Hungary!

Hungarian Tanchaz Join us for an evening of Hungarian partner dance cycles, food, and revelry! Live music provided by some of Hungary's most treasured folk musicians, dance teaching by Hajnalcsillag Hungarian Folk Dance Group and Friends, and Hungarian food by Kati & Tibi of Hungarian Food in America. For more details and to buy tickets, go to: Check the Facebook event for updates and spread the word!

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.

Texas Camp 2019November 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
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