AIFD Newsletter
October 21, 2016
This Friday at dancing
David DJs, RosieLee assists.
RosieLee SalinasDavid LiangEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing with this week's DJ David Liang. David will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas. .
Teaching: It’s Oktoberfest time at AIFD this week (Texas style). Michel Breger Michel_Bregerwill once again be presenting dances from Germany and the United States, including the old time favorite 9 Pin Reel, and other surprises. Put on your lederhosen and your cowboy boots to do some real scootin’ around on the dance floor! Teaching begins at 7 pm.

Friday, October 21, 7-9:45 pm
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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NEXT WEEK!!! Friday, October 28th: Halloween Bash!!
La StradaJack-o-lantern Get up, dress up, and make up for our annual Halloween party, featuring live music from our friends in La Strada! There will also be a Children's Hour taught by Kathleen McDonagh and Madeline Brock beginning at 7 pm.

Friday, November 11th: No dancing at HRC.
Veterans DayIn honor of Veterans Day, city facilities, including Hancock Rec Center, will be closed.

Trumpet Friday, November 18th: Texas Camp Band at AIFD!!
Enjoy a preview of this year’s Texas Camp music at dancing -- provided by members of the Texas Camp Band.

Friday, November 25th: Texas Camp - no dancing at HRC.
We hope you will be with us in Bruceville enjoying Texas Camp!!!
Link of the week:
Das Fenster.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin

Loretta Kelley.
(From the 2016 Texas Camp flier) Loretta Kelley has been performing on, teaching and writing about the Loretta KelleyHardanger fiddle (hardingfele) for more than 25 years. HardingfeleShe is a regular teacher at the Nordic Fiddles and Feet Scandinavian music and dance camp and at the Annual Workshops of the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America, as well as at innumerable local workshops throughout the US.

She has made over 25 study trips to Norway and has placed highly in many fiddle competitions there. Her playing has been featured in an hour-long radio program on Norwegian radio. Her recording with Andrea Hoag and Charlie Pilzer, “Hambo in the Snow", was nominated for a GRAMMY award in the Best Traditional World Music Album category.
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

October 28: Apprentice Application Deadline.
October 28th is the application deadline for the Texas Folklife 2017 Apprenticeship Program. This program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by awarding grants to master artists to train apprentices in any Texas-based folk and traditional art form or practice. For program details:

October 30, noon-5:30: Polkapocalypse!!!
Polkapocalypse The Third First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is upon us! Four awesome Polka bands--including two Grammy (TM) winners--will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Ukrainian, Polish, Slavic, and Norteno sounds! Elisabet Ney Museum.

November 4-6: OCIFD 33rd Annual Old Country Weekend
Join the Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers for a lively weekend of teaching, dancing, and live music. See the event flier for full details, including fees, location, and registration info.

November 5: HRC's 70th Anniversary - Details forthcoming.

November 18-20: Fire Ant Frolic.
Fire Ant Frolic is Austin's annual contra dance weekend. Brought to you by the Traditional Austin Area Dance Association, this year's event features nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by Owen Morrison on guitar, with calling provided by Susan Petrick. For information and registration, check out

November 22: Scandinavian Concert and Dance!!!
Enjoy an evening of great Scandinavian music by Loretta Kelley and dance instruction by Roo Lester and Larry Harding on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7-10:30pm. All three will be performing / teaching at Texas camp for following weekend. For full details, including location, check out the event flier. $20 at the door.

Nov 24-27: Texas Camp 2016!!
Tcamp 2016Registration is open for Texas Camp 2016. If you are a member of TIFD, a registration packet should have arrived. Alternatively, registration details, online registration form, and camp information are available at Upcoming key dates:
November 1Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8Absolute last day to register!
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