Jan 20: John DJs, David assists, Stephanie teaches.

John ScalesDavid LiangEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ’d by John Scales. John will be assisted by David Liang.

Teaching: Stephanie Anderson will present two fabulous dances from Norway and Sweden. These are two of the dances Stephanie Andersontaught by Roo Lester at Texas Camp 2016. Stephanie will begin the evening with Telegangar for 3. Her featured teaching will be Finnskogspols. Come with the sparkle of the Northern Lights in your eyes and Scandinavia in your heart. As always, teaching begins at 7 PM.
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Friday, January 20th, 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)

Jan 13: January Birthdays and Anniversaries.

Madeline BrockCalin NicolaeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in January? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! This lively evening of dancing will be DJ’d by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Calin Nicolae.

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will once again present “Ghosts of SAFDF Past”, dances that have been taught by some of the folk dance community’s most illustrious dance teachers at the annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. Her featured teaching will be Hora Veche, originally presented by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Come enjoy a blast from the past with Kathleen. Teaching begins at 7:00.
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Friday, January 13th, 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)

Jan 6: Sharon DJs, Celsa assists, Kathleen Teaches.

Sharon CasteelCelsa SanchezEnjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ’d by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.
Teaching: Kathleen McDonagh will present “Ghosts of SAFDF Past”, dances that have been taught Kathleen McDonaghby some of the folk dance community’s most illustrious dance teachers at the annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. Her featured teaching will be Hora Veche, originally presented by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Come enjoy a blast from the past with Kathleen. Teaching begins at 7:00.

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Friday, December 30th, 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)

Dec 30: New Year’s Eve Eve Ball.

AIOHolly PlotnerJoin AIFD as we bid farewell to a lustrous year and celebrate the beginning of another in our annual holiday ball, featuring special extended hours: 7 to 11 pm. We’ll gather around the hearth, adorned in all the costumes, finery, and noisemakers our hearts desire, and dance to exciting live music from AIO! AIFD will provide drinks; please feel free to bring victuals and refreshments to share. Jeff KesselDee McCandlessOur DJ for this special evening of dancing will be Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Jeff Kessel and Dee McCandless. There will be no formal teaching this evening. The dance program will begin at 7:00. Come dance the night away!
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Friday, December 30th, 7-11 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.