is a recreational group that dances a wide variety of ethnic folk
Austin will host the Sep 18 dance and every two weeks thereafter. Draft programs are here.
The URL to join the Austin dances is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84780538417?pwd=aFFjUU1BSHVyRFZvTXIzZTBxalZiQT09
Houston will host the Sep 25 dance and every two weeks thereafter. Drafts program are posted here.
The URL to join the Houston dances is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87157235785?pwd=R0l6L3N6NkRWNThRQzJiQmIvUFRPUT09
First Lutheran Church at 1311 Holman. Visitors welcome, no partner needed. Admission is $5 (age 25 and under free). Park on the street or in the lot on the corner of Holman and Austin.
Hall, 115 E 14th St.
Beginning and intermediate level dances taught. Newcomers welcome, no partner needed. Admission is $4 donation.
Oddfellows Hall is a two-story brick building; entry is on right side of the building, dancing is on the second floor (may not be handicap accessible). Park on 14th St, Heights or Harvard.
click links below for details
Vintage American dance
Dance Workshop Bulgarian
News Story featuring HIFD Monday Night dancing which aired on Houston Public Radio 88.7 FM
Founded in 1947, HIFD is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of ethnic dance from around the world. Primarily a recreational group that meets twice weekly, HIFD also stages folk dance performances for events and festivals throughout the calendar year.
HIFD membership is open to all, and currently numbers about seventy-five, including a pool of approximately 20 dancers who are active in public performances. The group’s repertoire includes more than 300 dances from 39 countries, with emphasis on those of Europe, the Middle East, and Mediterranean areas. While some performances present a mixture of dances and costumes from various countries, others focus on a single ethnic theme.
Local folk dance teachers well-versed in many ethnic traditions provide teaching at the occasional HIFD folk dance workshops, in which participants can request what they would like to have taught or reviewed. In addition, our statewide counterpart, Texas International Folk Dancers, sponsors a four-day workshop each year during the Thanksgiving holidays, and the weekend-long San Antonio Folk Dance Festival in March at Spring Break. These give HIFD members even more exposure to internationally known folklorists, teachers and musicians.
HIFD welcomes the opportunity to bring song, dance and music from other cultures to interested parties, and hopes that by so doing, we help preserve the uniqueness of the individual cultures as well as promote peace among all ethnicities.