AIFD Newsletter
October 4, 2019
This Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, Celsa assists.
Sharon CasteelCelsa Sanchez Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.

Michel_BregerTeaching: Michel Breger will teach/review German dances in anticipation of next week’s Oktoberfest Party.
Marc AirhartContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Marc Airhart.
Friday, October 4, 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)

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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Friday, October 11th: Oktoberfest!!
Octoberfest Come celebrate with us! Michel Breger will kick off the evening by teaching and reviewing some German dances, followed by the Grand March at 8 pm. Don Weeda will provide live music for the Oktoberfest segment of the evening.

Cake 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!

AIO Friday, October 25:
Halloween Party!!

with LIVE MUSIC provided by AIO - Annoying Instruments Orchestra. Wear your costumes and make this party great!!

Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
British Army musicians flashmobf.

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
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-9:30
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
Austin Balkan Singers
Israeli Dancing at Body Business Fitness (New location), 2700 W Anderson Lane, Austin. Tuesdays, 7-9:45 pm (Beginners: 7-8pm).
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.

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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