AIFD Newsletter
April 15, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Franklin DJ's, Kathleen assists.
Franklin HoustonKathleen McDonaghEnjoy a lively and fun evening of folk dancing with DJ Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh. The evening will include Live Music: Paul Morrisett, master of the violin, fiddle, hardingfele, and plucked string instruments, will team up with our own master accordionist, Don Weeda, to provide an eclectic mix of tunes for our dancing and listening pleasure.
Teaching: We continue our teaching of dances from SAFDF 2016! MisiMisi Tsurikov will lead a newcomers' session themed around the easier dances. Then, we welcome David Liang in his teaching debut at AIFD! He will teach Sardana Curta, a dance from Spain introduced by France Bourque-Moreau. Finally, don't miss Sarah Wendtlandt's review of Valse Des Cerfs-Volants, the hauntingly beautiful dance she taught last week.David Liang

Friday, April 15th, 7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 & older (16 & under free).
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about Hancock.
AIFD in PARD video
Many of you may recall when a person from the City of Austin's television channel, ATXN, came to AIFD dancing on PARD logoFebruary 19 to do a story about Hancock. The video he produced is terrific and is now available on YouTube at The segment about AIFD starts at minute 8, or use this link (it's queued to the start of the segment). The video features great shots of AIFD in action as well as a touching and insightful interview with Franklin and Dena Houston. Enjoy.
eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)
Friday, April 29th: Children's Hour. - Details forthcoming.

Friday, May 13th: May Birthday and Anniversary Celebration.

Friday, May 20th: No dancing - floor refinishing.

Friday, June 3rd: Live Music with Homegrown!
Link of the week:
"Leah's Waltz" to Ashokan Farewell.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
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.)
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
4/13 Jam led by Mark Gilston
4/20 Slow jam led by Holly Plotner
4/27 Dance party
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Saturday April 23rd, 11am-10pm: SWAMP THING!!
Get ready for another day full of Cajun, Zydeco and Funk bands and dancing and lots of great food at this year's SWAMP THING at the Austin American Statesman lot on Congress Ave. Tickets start at $20.

Four Balkan Dancers

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