April 21: Women Singing.

This Friday at dancing:
Live music by Women Singing!!!
Sharon DJs, Lila assists.
Sharon CasteelLila LuceJoin us for a lively evening of folk dancing as we welcome Women Singing (Anne Alexander, Dee McCandless, Kathleen McDonagh, Holly Plotner, and Joane Rylander) to AIFD to perform a set of fantastic folk songs! Our DJ will be Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Lila Luce.
Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, Holly Plotner will be teaching dances from the 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. This will be a great opportunity to review the dances you learned if you attended the festival and to learn some dances if you were unable to attend. Teaching begins at 7.
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, April 21, 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 Recreation Center (HRC)

April 14:

CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
April Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Holly DJs, David assists.
Holly PlotnerDavid LiangDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in April? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! Our DJ for this lively evening will be Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by David Liang.
Michel_BregerTeaching: This week, Michel Breger will present the final teaching session of his three dances from Israel and Germany/Austria. The featured teaching will be our old favorite Zillertaler Landler, slightly changed to the elegant and authentic way it is done in the Zillertal and all over Austria. Come at 7 to enjoy these dances.
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, April 14, 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 Recreation Center (HRC)

April 7: Anniversary Celebration!!!

Slavadillo55th Anniversary Celebration!!!
Live Music!!!
Free & Dancing til 10:45!!!
Franklin DJs, Dee assists.

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Franklin HoustonIn honor of Austin International Folk Dancers’ fifty-fifth year, this week we’re throwing a grand party and everyone’sDee McCandless invited—old and new dancers alike! There’ll be food and drink aplenty, special souvenirs for AIFD members, and live music of a folk persuasion performed by none other than Slavadillo! This celebration will be FREE, and we’ll dance for an additional hour, until 10:45pm!!! Our DJ for this fun event will be Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Dee McCandless.

Announcement horn
“We’d like all the members to wear their new AIFD T-shirts to this event!” – Madeline Brock, AIFD President.

Teaching: There will be no teaching this week at AIFD. Come at 7 to begin our fabulous 55th Anniversary celebration.

For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, April 7, 7-10:45 pm
FREE this week. Under 18 must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

March 31: Special announcement, John DJs, RosieLee assists, Michel teaches.

A letter from your President about this coming Friday:

A vote on proposed amendments to AIFD’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws will be held at Hancock Recreation Center this coming Friday, March 31, 2017, at 8:30 pm. All paid up members of AIFD are eligible to vote. Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

NOTE: Online voting cannot be used for this vote, as it is not authorized in AIFD’s Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws and thus is not permitted by State statute. I personally apologize for erroneously announcing that online voting would be allowed.

Your AIFD Board of Directors has reviewed AIFD’s operating rules–the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. We have presented our proposal of amendments to those documents to the membership of AIFD for their review prior to the vote.

We feel that the proposed amendments will better align the operations and structure of AIFD with the group’s current practices and with regulatory requirements that affect AIFD.


John ScalesRosieLee SalinasEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by John Scales will be our DJ. John will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
Michel_BregerTeaching: This week, Michel Breger will continue teaching three dances from Israel and Germany/Austria. The featured teaching will be our old favorite, Zillertaler Landler, slightly changed to the elegant and authentic way it is done in the Zillertal and all over Austria. Come at 7 to enjoy these dances.
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, March 31st, 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 Recreation Center (HRC)

Join Us!

The Austin International Folk Dancers meet almost every Friday Night (7-9:45PM) at the Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st St, in Austin Texas.


Everyone is welcome at AIFD, we are kid-friendly and our dancers come from all walks of life. We ask for a $5 donation to cover room rental from those 17 and up.

No partner is needed, and dancers of every skill level are welcome.

Our repertoire includes line dances, couples dances, and mixers. Folk dancing is a great social event and wonderful exercise.

Are you used to AIFD meeting on Saturdays? In coordination with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, AIFD moved to Friday nights starting October 2nd, 2015.

Be a folk dance ambassador.


AIFD bus cardJuly 13, 2013: AIFD has printed a bunch of business cards. Board members will gladly equip you with your very own stack. Simply ask a Board member at Saturday night dancing. Feel free to distribute them as you bump into people who show interest. If you are so inspired, you can also print your own cards. You can find the template at aifd.cc/business_cards.pdf.