Austin International Folk Dancers (AIFD)

Upcoming dance workshops and other special events

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

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Dec 1-2

Candle Light Trail

Take a lovely stroll around the Hancock Golf Course in Hyde Park and enjoy the glow from the Candle Light Trail.  From 6-9 p.m., you can stop into the Hancock Recreation Center to take pictures with Santa and enjoy holiday refreshments and entertainment at this fun FREE family event.  AIFD will meet as usual on December 1st.   Be prepared to invite folks enjoying the trail to join a dance.  Then on the evening of December 2nd, the Contra dancers will host a dance.

Sun, Dec 17

Wassail 2017!!!

Please join us for Wassail 2017, a fantastic evening of music, song, stories, puppets, magic, and mummers… and this year we celebrate the Czech heritage of Texas!

2:30 PM – a short version just for children

5:30 PM – for children and families

Here for more information and how to buy tickets.


Austin Barn Dancers

7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center.  Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play.  Contact Dale Rempert at or visit  for more information.



Third Wednesday Balkan Dance

Third Wednesday Balkan Dance resumes on September 20!

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 or 512-420-0219.


Csárdás Hungarian Dancers

Hungarian couple, men’s and women’s dances.  New basics class starts in January!  Mondays at Hancock Recreation Center in the back room.  Free!  7-8 PM - basics class; 8-9:45 PM - performance rehearsal and free dancing.  Come with or without a partner; we rotate frequently for teaching.  For more information, please see and contact


Scandinavian Dance & Music Jams

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45, Free, 

1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie Anderson’s house

2nd Wed: Music jam, HRC (Hancock Rec Center)

4th Wed: Music jams or dance review, HRC

Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, no partner necessary, HRC

2nd and 4th Saturdays

English Country Dancing (ECD)

New night & location

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 or on our Facebook page.