AIFD Newsletter
September 13, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
John DJs, Denise assists.
September Birthdays and Anniversaries.
John ScalesDenise Fynmore Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Denise Fynmore. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in September with song, dance, and cake.

Franklin HoustonTeaching: Franklin Houston will again present the two classic Yves Moreau Bulgarian dances that he introduced last week - Bicak (thorough review) and Batuta (review the first step and teach the stamping step with variations).

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, September 13, 7-9:45 pm.
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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NEXT WEEK - Friday, September 20:
AIFD Annual Open House!!

FREE Admission. Bring your kids, your friends, and your neighbors!! We'll have lots of teaching and walk-through’s, so it will be fun for everyone!! Teachers will be:
Four Balkan Dancers Franklin Houston
Sharon Casteel
Kathleen McDonagh
Lisa Dielman
and Madeline Brock
Make sure to print and distribute some Flyers.

Michel_Breger Fridays, October 4th and 11th:
German Dances

In preparation for our Octoberfest celebration, Michel Breger will teach German dances

Octoberfest Friday, October 11th: Oktoberfest!!
Come celebrate with us. More details to come.

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!
Link of the week:
Folk Dancers of Balboa Park, 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
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:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, September 11 & 25:
2nd and 4th Wednesday Scandi Jams!!

7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Sat & Sun, September 21 & 22: Mini Contra Dance Weekend.
When the 3rd Saturday and 4th Sunday are back to back, its time for a Mini Dance Weekend!

Austin 3rd Saturday Contra Dance @ Life in the City, 205 E Monroe St (off south congress)
Saturday, September 21, 7pm - 10pm, CALLER: Kendall Rogers, BAND: Rosin the Bow
$10 | $8 for TAADA Members | $5 for Students
Visit for more information

San Marcos 4th Sunday Contra Dance @ United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N Guadalupe St, San Marcos, TX 78666, Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:30pm – 4:30pm, CALLER: Rich MacMath, BAND: Rusty Nail String Band
$10 / $9 TAADA / $6 students
Visit for more information

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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