AIFD Newsletter
April 26, 2014
This week at dancing
Korobushka plays, Franklin DJs, Brenda assists.
KorobushkaFranklinArrive at 7:30 on Saturday to enjoy a live music set by Korobushka. This will be the last performance by Korobushka with Bruce Salmon. One of the founders of the Inheritance, Bruce has been instrumental in getting Austin musicians interested in Balkan music. Korobushka will perform from 7:45 to 8:30. MisiBrenda BentonFranklin Houston will DJ this fun evening, assisted by Brenda Benton. Both Franklin and Misi Tsurikov will be on hand to walk us through some dances that Korobushka will play.

Saturday, April 26th
7:30-10:45 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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these AIFD upcoming events

May 17 - AIFD Elections & Slavadillo
SlavadilloCome cast your vote for a new AIFD Board of Trustees while dancing to the lively tunes of Slavadillo.

All board positions are open (see below).
AIFD Elections, May 17th
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 17th at Saturday Night Dancing. If you would like to run for one of the positions, please talk to someone on the current Board or email the AIFD Board at

The Board positions are as follows:
Ballot boxVice President
Teaching Director
Program Director

If you would like to know more about Board positions and responsibilities, check out the AIFD Elections page.
Other dance links
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World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Friday, April 25th, 7pm, Tuvan Throat-singing ensemble Alash.
The awesome Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Alash will be giving a free concert this Friday at 7 pm at the Scottish Rite Theater, 207 West 18th Street, 78701. The concert is sponsored by UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Saturday, April 26th, 4-6:30 pm, Bodyshift.
The mixed ability dance group Bodyshift, including Yoshimi Masou, will be performing in the Fusebox Festival on Saturday April 26th. They will start in front of the new court house and eventually ending up in front of the city hall around 5:30pm.
Sunday, April 27th, 5-7pm, AIO's 10th Anniversary.
AIO will celebrate its 10 year anniversary reunion at a garden picnic concert on Sunday April 27th from 5pm, Elm House Garden, 1307 Ruth Avenue. Doors open at 4:30. AIO will play the first half and Mundi will take over. Bring your picnic dinner, chair and blanket. There will be plenty of GF dessert for everyone!
Saturday, May 3rd, 4-4:45pm, Fiddlisa and Friends.
Dance to the lively, international tunes of Fiddlisa and Friends at the 2nd Annual Ney Day festivities at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Before Fiddlisa, an all female "Yes Ma'am Brass Band" will play that also should not be missed.

Link of the week: Alash - Tuvan throat singing ensemble..
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