Dec 20: Iola DJs, assisted by RosieLee

IolaRosieLee SalinasEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with DJ Iola Hallock. Iola will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
Mike ReveszTeaching: This week, our newcomers’ session will be led by Mike Revesz, and will most likely include more of the Texas Camp 2014 dances that you saw last week.

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Saturday, December 20th
7:30-10:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

Dec 13: Texas Camp Wrap-Up! Holly DJs, assisted by Dee.

Holly PlotnerDee McCandlessEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with DJ Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Dee McCandless. Holly will play all of the dances taught at this year’s camp!! How many do you remember?
MisiTeaching: And if you don’t remember all the dances, come at 7:30 p.m. for a reminder! Misi Tsurikov will lead a newcomers’ session featuring the easier Camp dances.

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Saturday, December 6th
7:30-10:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 and over (16 and under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

Dec 6: Candle Trail and AIFD Open House (Free)

Franklin HoustonLindsay OrlandoCome enjoy a night of free, family-oriented folk dancing fun as part of Hancock Recreation Center’s Candle Light Trail festivities. Franklin Houston will DJ, assisted by Lindsay Orlando. If you arrive early, be sure to walk the candle light trail (luminarias) through the golf course and then go meet Santa in the main ballroom! Refreshments will be served.
Teaching: “Santa Baby, teach a little folk dance to me . . . .” After enjoying the luminarias, come inside to warm up with dances sure to appeal to all. To help welcome our holiday revellers, dance elves Kathleen McDonagh, Misi Tsurikov and Madeline Brock will be on hand to lead walk-throughs as needed. Later in the evening, Franklin Houston and Pamela Peters will review the Dutch Hop, a charming and still popular couples’ dance (that’s not even a little bit Dutch).

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Saturday, December 6th
7:30-10:45 pm
FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Recreation Center (HRC)

Were you at Texas Camp 2014? Did you take some photos or videos that would be fun to share? Send them to Misi Tsurikov at tsurikov@mailcan.com for inclusion in the Camp-memories video!

AIFD board follow up from last week.

The AIFD board is happy to report a positive outcome concerning our Hancock rental. Although the issue is not yet completely solved, AIFD faces an excellent chance for full resolution in 2015. For the time being, AIFD continues to call Hancock “home” through January 2015. You can help with the resolution in 2 simple ways.
First — please come to dancing! Your presence is not just a delight for all of us — it’s now one of our strongest bargaining points.
Second — please sign in, legibly and fully every time. The City tracks our sign-ins now, and needs all the info in those sheets.

An important announcement from the AIFD board.

Megaphone On November 6, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) notified AIFD of its intent to sharply raise the rental rate for Hancock Recreation Center (HRC). The AIFD board immediately met in person with PARD representatives to discuss the changes and their implications to AIFD. Look for additional communication from the board this week at dancing. Please come. We need AIFD member input and feedback to explore solutions.

CPR/AED certified

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! All dancers should know where the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, you Automated External Defibrillatorare encouraged to become familiar with its location next to the attendants desk. In the event of an emergency you could save a life simply by retrieving it for the emergency responder. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks!

Join Us!

The Austin International Folk Dancers meet almost every Saturday Night (7-11PM) 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 (where else can you have three hours of fun for that low a price these days?).

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.

We are often having intermediate teaching sessions and other special events! Please check our Teaching/Programming page or the Calendar for more information on upcoming events. Or feel free to Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for up to date information on what is happening at AIFD as well as information on fun dance events all over Austin and beyond!

Typical Saturday night schedule:

7:00-7:30 pm Equipment Setup – please come help out.
7:30-8:00 pm Teaching and walk throughs.
8:00-9:30 pm Request dancing.
9:30-9:45 pm Contra / announcements.
9:45-10:30 pm Request dancing.
10:30-10:45 pm Clean up.


AIFD Newsletter: Are you using Yahoo?

Yahoo logoAre you using a Yahoo email address? Over the past few months the AIFD newsletter has occasionally been bounced by Yahoo. The problem is not consistent. Some weeks nothing is bounced. Other weeks the newsletter is bounced for up to 20% of the Yahoo recipients. And when newsletters are bounced, it is not always the same Yahoo email addresses that are affected. If you are using a Yahoo email address and have occasionally not received the newsletter, you can always find a link to it on aifd.cc. Conversely, if you have a different email address you would like the newsletter sent to, please send an email from that address to newsletter_editor@aifd.cc. In the body of the message or the CC line please include the email address we should replace. The newsletter is sent on Thursday mornings. Thanks!! Bill Ogilvie, AIFD newsletter editor. October, 2014.