AIFD Newsletter
August 30, 2014
This week at dancing
"It's my birthday..."
Sharon CasteelBrenda Benton"It's my birthday and I'll play what I want to .... you'd DJ too if it happened to you!" Help Sharon Casteel fulfill her birthday wish of playing her favorite folk dance tunes (which will likely be yours as well) as she DJ's this fun evening. Sharon will be assisted by Brenda Benton.
MadelineDon't miss this evening's wonderful newcomers' session led by the vivacious and talented Madeline Brock -- beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m.!

Saturday, August 30th
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)
dance circle

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September 6 - Open House!!
New to folk dancing? Know someone who might be interested in folk dancing? Looking for extra-fun AIFD evening? Then don't miss AIFD's annual open house on Saturday, September 6! The open house features several demo performances from talented local dance groups as well as teaching and walkthroughs for those new to dancing. And it's all FREE!! So bring a friend, neighbor, family member, colleague, or whoever -- and join us on the dance floor!
September 13 - Greek Night with Kolorash.
KolorashEnjoy a lively evening of mostly (but not all) Greek dances with live music by Kolorash. Lisa Schneider (violin) and Eric Vormelker (bass, guitar, percussions) are the foundation of this lively folk dance band. They are often joined by other musical talents.
November 1 - El Dia de Los Muertos.
As a variation this year on the traditional Halloween party, your Board is planning a celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos on November 1. This will include a remembrance of former participants at AIFD who have passed away. We invite you to submit comments by September 15 on any of the persons listed on the website (or on a person whose name we have missed) to a board member by email or in person. Full details here.
November 8 - Bulgarika!!
KolorashThe maestros of traditional Bulgarian Music, Bulgarika, return to Austin for another great concert. Keep an eye out for more details.
Other dance links
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AIFD upcoming events.
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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

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Upcoming "other dance" features:
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Texas Camp 2014, Nov 27-30
Texas Camp 2014 Registration is now open. Don't miss out on one of the longest running and best loved folk dance camps in the country. This year's teachers are Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi - Dances of Greece and Hardeep Singh Sahota - Dances of North India. Registration information (including deadlines).

Link of the week: Joe Graziosi, Dromeno band, HDF 2014.
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