AIFD Newsletter
October 27, 2017
This Friday at dancing:
Halloween with La Strada!!
Madeline DJs, Lila and Denise assist.
La StradaJoin us for a thunderous Halloween party at AIFD, featuring live music by La Strada! Don your costumes of Halloweens past and present, bring some sweet treats for the kids, and enjoy a night of freaky tunes from Dee, Mark, Jeff, Holly, Genevieve and company. Madeline Brock will be our DJ. She will be assisted by Lila Luce and Denise Fynmore.
Madeline BrockLila LuceDenise Fynmore


Teaching: As needed, Madeline will conduct brief walk-throughs of dances La Strada's performing.
Friday, October 27, 7-9:45 pm.
The 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.
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Want to get away this coming weekend?
OKCIFDConsider traveling to Kingston, OK, for the 34th Old Country Weekend, featuring the teaching of long time Austin folk dance inspiration Joan Bennett and music by Austin's own Don Weeda and Anne Alexander. Full details and registration.

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Stephanie Anderson November 10: No dancing at Hancock. House Party!!!
Hancock Rec Center will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day. Stephanie Anderson has volunteered to have a party at her house that evening. Thank you, Stephanie! Mark your calendar, and details will be included in next weeks newsletter!

DumbeckNovember 17: Texas Camp Band & November Birthdays!!!
CakeEnjoy an evening of rollicking live music by the Texas Camp Band! This eclectic group of folk musicians is meeting in Austin to practice for camp, and this will be a special preview of the tunes they'll be performing this year. We'll also celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in November with song, dance, and cake.

November 24: No dancing.
Hope to see you at Texas Camp!!! Registration details below.

Julia Thompson
Last Friday was Julia Thompson's birthday. She celebrated by inviting several of her friends to come folk dancing, and it was fun for everyone!
Link of the week:
Monster Mash 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 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
Most 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, 7:30-10:15
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:

Texas Camp 2017 - Nov 23-26
Registration is now open!!!

(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
Registration link.
Click on picture for full size flyer.
Important upcoming registration dates:
November 1 – Deadline for regular registration ($25 thereafter).
November 8 – Absolute last day to register!

Fri-Sun, Oct 27-29: Old Country Weekend.
OKCIFDOKCIFD: 34th Annual Old Country Weekend, Cross Point Camp, Kingston, OK. Music by Austin's own Don Weeda and Anne Alexander. Featured teaching by the one and only Joan Bennett Full details and registration.

Fri-Sun, Oct 27-29: Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance Weekend.
Fireantfrolic Contra WeekendJoin the Austin Contra Dancers for the 21st Annual Fire Ant Frolic. An exciting weekend of Music, Friendship and Contra dancing, including a Halloween costume party on Saturday Night, dance workshops and a “Monster Medley." New location in South Austin. Full details at

Polkapocalypse Sunday, Oct 29: Polkapocalypse.
Enjoy Brave Combo and other great bands at this the Fourth First Annual Polkapocalypse, Elisabet Ney Museum.
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