Sep 15: Holly DJs, Janie assists.

This Friday at dancing:
Holly DJ’s, Janie assists.
Holly PlotnerJanie HopkinsEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assited by Janie Hopkins.
Laman_HendricksTeaching: Come promptly at 7 for some fun warmup dances. Later, Laman Hendricks will continue with her teaching of Yalli, the Azerbajani dance she introduced last week.
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Friday, September 15, 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)

Sep 8: Birthdays and Anniversaries.

CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
September Birthdays and Anniversaries!
Dee DJ’s, Jeff assists.
Jeff KesselDee McCandlessDo you have a birthday or anniversary in September, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! Our DJ for this lively event will be Dee McCandless. Dee will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.
Robert SampsonLaman_HendricksTeaching: Join us promptly at 7 as Robert Sampson teaches Hora Hadera. Later Laman Hendricks will introduce an Azerbaijani dance.
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Friday, September 8, 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)

Sep 1: John DJs, Jasmine assists, Sharon teaches.

This Friday at dancing:
John DJ’s, Jasmine assists.
John ScalesJasmine Guha-CastleEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by John Scales. John will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle.

Sharon CasteelTeaching: Join us promptly at 7 for some great teaching by Sharon Casteel.
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, September 1, 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)

Aug 25: Back To School Nite!!!

PencilsBack To SchoolThis Friday at dancing:
Back To School Nite!!!!
Mike DJ’s, Lila assists.
Mike ReveszLila LuceCap off the summer and celebrate the start of another school year at AIFD! Enjoy light refreshments and fun, easy dances for the whole family. Our DJ for this fun evening will be Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: What I did on my summer vacation: Holly Plotner will continue teaching dances from Greece, Albania and Bulgaria learned on her annual trek to Balkan Camp. The featured teaching will be Čičovato Horo, a lively club dance from Bulgaria.
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, August 25, 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)

Hot Summer!!!

HOT SUMMER AHEAD! PLEASE READ!

Dancing involves a lot of close contact. If you notice that your partner is hesitant to get into proper dance hold, is holding his or her breath, bolts from the dance floor as soon as the dance is over, or declines to dance with you again, you should recheck your hygiene and attire before coming to dancing:

  • Wear comfortable, casual, clean, fresh attire for general folk dancing.Sweaty guy
  • Wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes.
  • Take a shower.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Use a deodorant.

  • Avoid using strong perfumes or colognes.Sweaty woman
  • Don’t wear sharp jewelry, particularly rings.
  • Keep jewelry to a minimum to avoid getting it caught in someone’s clothing or hair.
  • Keep your hands clean. If they get sweaty during dancing, or you’ve been eating snacks, go wash them.
  • If you perspire heavily during dancing, bring extra shirts and change them often.

Teaching requests?

From your AIFD Teaching Director:

Sharon CasteelIs there a dance you especially want to learn, or that you can’t quite get by following behind the line? Send your teaching requests to Sharon at teaching_director@aifd.cc; she’ll see what can go on the teaching schedule for summer and fall. – Sharon Casteel

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, Everyone is welcome at AIFD; we are kid-friendly and our dancers come from all walks of life.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

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.