AIFD Newsletter
September 7, 2018
Back to schoolDancing ChildrenThis Friday at dancing:
End of Summer,
Back to School,
Children's Night!!
Madeline DJs, Denise assists.
End of Summer, Back to School or Children's Night - whichever one you are celebrating (or maybe you are not), come to folk dancing! Madeline BrockDenise FynmoreSome of our friends will be coming back from a summer away. Also, we encourage parents and grandparents to bring their children and grandchildren -- the youngsters will have more fun if there are more dancers their age. This children's night is an event we want to promote several times a year (see flier). Madeline Brock will be our DJ for this lively evening. Madeline will be assisted by Denise Fynmore.

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will do teaching and walk throughs of kid-friendly dances.

Friday, September 7, 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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Cake Friday, September 21:
September Birthdays and Anniversaries!!

Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in September? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Dances taught last week:

New Six-Week Classes!!
International Folk Dancing classes
at Dottie Jordan Recreational Center.
2803 Loyola Lane, Austin

Cost: $10 for 6 weeks, or $2 per class.
Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45
Session 1: September 4 - October 9, 2018
Session 2: November 6 - December 11, 2018

  • No partners necessary; dances are done in lines and circles.
  • Folk Dance Class at Dottie Jordan Fall 2018
  • No experience necessary; dances are easy to learn, fun, and good exercise.
  • Bring your friends and family.
  • Dances are from many countries, including Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria.
  • Taught by Sharon Casteel from Austin International Folk Dancers.
  • Email or call 834-359-3172 to sign up, or just show up!
Links of the week:
French folk dances.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
Summer, 2018: a note from your AIFD president.
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
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Not meeting in July and August. Will resume in September.
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, 7:30-9:30
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
dance circle
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

November 2-4: OKCIFD Old Country Weekend!!
OKCIFDThis year, the OKCIFD Old Country Weekend is being held on Nov 2-4 at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. We are featuring Yves Moreau, a fabulous dance instructor from Montreal who is a world renowned expert on Bulgarian and Balkan folk dances. We will also have the pleasure of having Don Weeda and Anne AlexanderRegistration.

November 22-25: Texas Camp 2018!!
Registration now open for Texas Camp, 2018.
Texas Camp 2018


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