February 24: Holly DJs, Lila assists, Franklin teaches.

Holly PlotnerLila LuceJoin us for a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by Holly Plotner. Holly will do an SAFDF preview program, including dances from this year’s featured teachers Ahmet Luleci and Miroslav Marcetic. Holly will be assisted by Lila Luce.
Teaching: Some of the dances we do have combinations of steps and pauses that are challenging to many dancers. Join Franklin Houston Franklin Houstonat 7PM to unravel the mysteries of fancy footwork and pregnant pauses. The featured teaching will be Eleno Mome, an extremely popular dance in Bulgaria and among folk dancers in the United States. Later in the evening, Holly Plotner will do a short review of Bourrée Pastourelle, the French set dance that she taught earlier this month.
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Friday, February 24th, 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)

Feb 17: Home is where the heart is!!!

Mike ReveszDee McCandlessJoin us for a celebration of all that we love about hearth and home—family, food, music, and dance! Homegrown will be performing two sets of delightful international tunes and a contra. All are welcome to bring some goodies from home! The DJ for the lively and fun evening of dancing will be Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Dee McCandless.

Teaching: There will be no formal teaching this evening. The Valentine dance party program will begin at 7:00. Come dance the night away!
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Friday, February 17th, 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)

Feb 10: February BIrthdays and Anniversaries!!!

Franklin HoustonKathleen McDonaghDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in February? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! This lively evening of dancing will be DJ’d by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, we return to France. Holly Plotner will continue teaching the wonderful bourrées from last week to help us learn basic bourrée steps. Her featured dance of the evening will be Bourrée Pastourelle. This is an old-time favorite both at AIFD and at Texas Camp. Come at 7 ready to begin a lovely trip to France. Viva la danse!
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Friday, February 10th, 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)

Feb 3: Sharon DJs, Jeff assists, Holly teaches.

Sharon CasteelJeff KesselEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.
Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, we travel to France. Holly Plotner will be teaching bourrées. She will begin the evening with some easier ones to help us learn basic bourrée steps. Her featured dance of the evening will be Bourrée Pastourelle. This is an old-time favorite both at AIFD and at Texas Camp. Come at 7 ready to begin a lovely trip to France. Viva la danse!
For more information and other neat stuff, check out this week’s newsletter.


Friday, February 3rd, 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.