June 19: Get to know your Teaching Director

In this week’s AIFD newsletter:

zoomThis Friday’s AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, June 19, 7:30-9:30pm, will be hosted by HIFD (Zoom link).

You can also find a Zoom link, as well as a complete lineup of music and teachers, on the HIFD website prior to the event. If you have any dance requests, please submit them to jnjbloom@gmail.com prior to noon on Thursday, June 18.

A note about Zoom version:

Zoom now requires people to have version 5 or later of the client, so please consider upgrading in advance of the dance – launch the client, click upper right on your initials or picture and Check for Updates.

Lisa Horn Dielman

Lisa Horn Dielman

Get to know your board: our Secretary Daisy Lai introduces herself.

Online event updates.

City of Austin updates.

newsletter.aifd.cc/June_19_2020.html.

June 12: Get to know your new Program Director.

In this week’s AIFD newsletter:

zoomThis Friday’s AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, June 12, 7:30-9:30pm, Zoom link.

This week’s event is hosted by AIFD. The complete lineup of dances and teachers will be available at here prior to the event.

Scott Margo

Scott Margo

Get to know your board: our Program Director Scott Margo introduces himself.

June 5: Get to know your new Secretary.

In this week’s AIFD newsletter:

zoomThis Friday’s AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, June 5, 7:30-9:30pm, Zoom link.

This week’s event is hosted by HIFD. The complete lineup of music and teachers will be available on the HIFD website prior to the event. If you have any dance requests, please submit them to jnjbloom@gmail.com prior to noon on Thursday, June 4.

Daisy Lai

Get to know your board: our Secretary Daisy Lai introduces herself.

Online event updates.

City of Austin updates.

newsletter.aifd.cc/June_5_2020.html.

May 29: Get to know your new VP.

In this week’s AIFD newsletter:

zoomThis Friday’s AIFD/HIFD Virtual Folk Dance, May 29, 7:30-9:30pm, Zoom link. If needed: Meeting ID: 895 2183 9294 Password: 847731.

This week’s event is hosted by AIFD. Kathleen McDonagh will be starting the evening at 7:30 sharp with some kid friendly dances. Here is the complete lineup.

Bill Brock

Get to know your board: our VP Bill Brock introduces himself.

Blast from the past: picture from 1974.

Online event updates.

City of Austin updates.

newsletter.aifd.cc/May_29_2020.html.

May 22: Message From Our New Prez!!!

In this week’s AIFD Newsletter:

Note from AIFD’s new president, Craig Roberts;

Update from the City of Austin;

Fun picture from Dena Houston;

Upcoming online events.

newsletter.aifd.cc/May_22_2020.html


This Friday’s AIFD/HIFD Folk Dance,
May 22, 7:30-9:30pm, Zoom link.

May 15: Election results.

Farewell note from our outgoing president.

In this week’s AIFD newsletter:

– 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.

May 8: Jasmine

From Denise:

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.

Denise FynmoreOur 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.


Jasmine Guha-Castle.
Jasmine Guha Castle

We are sad to announce that on Monday, April 27, Jasmine Guha-Castle lost her long running battle against cancer. Jasmine grew up in Oxford, England, which is also where she met her husband, George. They moved to Austin several years ago. Jasmine and her daughter, Soraya (now 17), attended Texas Camp many times, and Soraya also accompanied Jasmine folk dancing nights at Hancock Center.

In addition to dancing, Jasmine enjoyed swimming at Barton Springs, walking dogs at animal shelters, and volunteering for the Miracle Foundation. She served as the AIFD secretary twice and often was the assistant DJ at AIFD. Jasmine had a warm heart for dogs and other animals, always having at least two at home. If you would like to make a donation in Jasmine’s memory please consider organizations that care for animals.


For more information, including details of this week’s AIFD Board Elections, check out this week’s AIFD newsletter.