– AIFD Board Elections .. check out the results, pictures of outgoing and incoming board members, and message from Denise;
– City of Austin update;
– Zoom events;
And more fun stuff.
The City of Austin has begun to open up parks and outdoor activities. Please be safe and use masks and social distancing to protect yourself and others.
Our AIFD Board elections will take place this week. Please return your ballot promptly; we will announce the results of the election in next week’s Newsletter.
There continues to be LOTS of online folk dancing and other dancing available on ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube. Check our Facebook page to see new events as they are added. AIFD’s first ZOOM dance last Friday was awesome!! We had great dance leaders, great dances, and LOTS of people.
For more information, including details of this week’s AIFD Board Elections, check out this week’s AIFD newsletter.
|Don’t miss AIFD’s ZOOM Event
Friday, May 1 – 7:30-9:30!!
Again, I hope that you are all safe and well, and that you and your loved ones have not been touched by COVID-19.
We are keeping to our schedule for the yearly Board Election, and it will take place next week (details in the newsletter).
There continues to LOTS of online folk dancing and other dancing available on ZOOM, Facebook, YouTube, others, I’m sure. I have listed only some regular events here, so keep checking the AIFD and HIFD Facebook page for more information. I am also very excited to announce that AIFD will have it’s first ZOOM dance this Friday, May 1!! More information under Online Dance Activities.
For other items, including important information about upcoming AIFD Board elections, check out this week’s AIFD newsletter.
For more information, including links to upcoming events, AIFD Newsletter.
Hello folk dancers! Once again folk dancing will be presented virtually on Zoom this coming Friday night, May 1, from 7:30 – 9:30, hosted by the Austin International Folk Dancers. Dance leaders are Lisa Dielman, Holly Plotner, Kathleen McDonagh, Franklin Houston, and Madeline Brock.
If you have not yet tried this Zoom dancing, come on and join in, it is very easy and so much fun to see everyone again. To do it, go to zoom.com and install Zoom on your computer — it is free and simple to install.
Then on Friday night, simply join the Zoom dance by clicking this link:
The meeting ID is 845 8003 5452 and the password is 003893 but all of that is done automatically once you click the link. If a small “Launch Application” window opens up after you click the link, then just click “Open Link” and the Zoom window will open up and you will start seeing the faces of your dancing friends. We hope to see you there and virtually hold hands as we dance to the tunes we love.
Zoom Concert with Shirley Johnson.
When: Friday, April 10th, 2020, 7:30-8:30 PM Central Time.
Shirley will be playing your favorite folk dance tunes for your listening / dancing pleasure. This will be the first time that Shirley will be hosting a Zoom concert! Since it is on Zoom, hopefully you will get a chance to interact a bit with your friends!
To access the concert, go to the link above and register (First name, Last name. email) and then follow the instructions. We recommend you do this well before the concert so you’ll be online and ready when the music begins.
The concert is FREE. $5 donations at her virtual tip jar at http://www.vjeverica.com/ would be greatly appreciated.
During these difficult times, AIFD is maintaining a list of fund raising efforts for people in our folk dance community affected by the Coronavirus.
The list includes fund raising efforts for specific needs (such as Petur Iliev’s house burning down) to more general efforts (such as donations to food banks).
If you know of a fund raising effort that you would like AIFD to add to this list, please forward the link to Quarantine_help@aifd.cc.
This list will be available through the AIFD weekly newsletter, aifd.cc, and via our FB pages.