July 22: Mike DJ’s, David assists, Kathleen teaches

David LiangMike ReveszEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by David Liang.
Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will be presenting the always popular dances of Yves and France Moreau, who teach dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, France and Quebec. The featured dance of the evening will be Coconeasa. Teaching begins at 7:00. Come learn the dances that have given folk dancers so much dancing joy!

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Friday, July 22nd, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

July 15: Holly DJs, Celsa assists, Lisa teaches.

Holly PlotnerCelsa SanchezEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.
Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Lisa Horn Dielman takes us back to Romania with her teaching of Alunelul, Rustemul, and Cimpoi. These dances are AIFD favorites. They are lively with very exciting foot stomping music. Bun venit la dansurile din România!

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Friday, July 15th, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

July 8: Anniversaries and Birthdays.

Franklin HoustonMichel_BregerDo you have a July birthday or anniversary or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake! This lively event will be DJ’d by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Michel Breger.
Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Come on a dance tour of Romania this Friday with Lisa Horn Dielman teaching old AIFD Romanian favorites. These dances are lively and fun with very exciting foot-stomping music. Bun venit la dansurile din România!

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Friday, July 8th, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

July 1st: Independence Day Party!!!

Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations at folk dancing! We’ll do plenty of American dances as well as sunny Sharon CasteelJeff Kesseldances to ring in the summer. AIFD will provide lemonade and watermelon. Feel free to bring refreshments to share, and wear your patriotic colors to dance! Our DJ will be Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.

MadelineFranklin HoustonTeaching: From 7 to 7:30, Franklin Houston and Madeline Brock will do run-throughs of popular dances that appeal to new and experienced dancers. The regular teaching program will resume on July 8!

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Friday, July 1st, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.