Austin International Folk Dancers (AIFD)

Upcoming dance workshops and other special events

A list of non-AIFD events we think you should know about

Have an event you would like to add?   Send details / links to us at contact@aifd.cc.

Date / time

Event details

Fri-Sun

Oct 26-28

Fire Ant Frolic!

The Fire Ant Frolic Weekend will be held October 26-28 at the Austin Sports Center South, 425 Woodward Street in South Austin.  Registration is open and can be done online!

Fri-Sun

Nov 2-4

OKIFD Old Country Weekend.

This year, the OKCIFD Old Country Weekend is being held on Nov 2-4 at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. We are featuring Yves Moreau, a fabulous dance instructor  from Montreal who is a world renowned expert on Bulgarian and Balkan folk dances. We will also have the pleasure of having Don Weeda and Anne Alexander, our favorite live musicians from Austin!  Join us!!!

Registration Form.

okifd.org.

Thu-Sun

Nov 22-25

Texas Camp!!!

Registration is now open for Texas Camp.   Full details about teaching, music, parties, as well as registration material at tifd.org.

ONGOING EVENTS

Wednesdays

Austin Barn Dancers

7:30 - 10, Free, Hancock Rec Center

Love contra dancing? Drop by on Wednesday evenings and enjoy this American dance form. All dances are taught and called. Live music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band where anyone is welcome to come and play.  Contact Dale Rempert at drempert@ix.net or visit austinbarndancers.org for more information.

3rd

Wednesdays

Third Wednesday Balkan Dance

Join Bob Leibman, Holly Plotner, and Franklin Houston for their

Third Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15 - 8:45 PM at NW Recreation Center,  2913 Northland Drive.  More teaching of old favorites this year!  Free!  For

 more information, please contact Bob Leibman at bleibman@att.net or 512-420-0219.

Mondays

Csárdás Hungarian Dancers

Hungarian couple, men’s and women’s dances. Mondays at Hancock Rec Center in the back room.  Free!  7-8 PM is a basics class and 8-9:45 PM is for performance rehearsal and free dancing.  Come with or without a partner; we rotate frequently for teaching.  For more information, please see www.aifd.cc/csardas and contact moon@astro.as.utexas.edu.

2nd and 4th

Wednesdays

Scandinavian Dance & Music Jams

7:30 - 9:45, Free, austinscandi.org

Musicians meet for Scandinavian music jam sessions most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, in the back room at Hancock Rec Center. Come on out and join the jam or just dance to the music! For anyone interested in getting notices about and participating in upcoming Scandi dance and music events, please check out the Austin Scandinavian Folk Music and Dance yahoo group.

2nd and 4th Saturdays

English Country Dancing (ECD)

Join us for English Country Dancing at the McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive, just south of Spicewood Springs Rd. Moving to McPhail’s gives us more room to dance and a more flexible schedule. If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. Our regular dance program runs from 7:30 - 10:15. You can find info at taada.us or on our Facebook page.