AIFD Newsletter
August 8th, 2015
9/26 .. Saturday to Friday.. 10/2 - Get ready for the "Big Switch" :
Saturday, September 26th: Farewell to Saturday!!
AIFD's last Saturday at Hancock Recreation Center. We'll have live music and turn it into a great celebration.
Friday, October 2nd: Welcome to Friday!!
Our first Friday at Hancock Recreation Center. We will make it an Open House, so invite all of your friends!
This week at dancing
Polar Exposure
and Birthday / Anniversary
Madeline Brock
Kathleen McDonagh
Chill out at the height of summer as we take to high and mighty latitudes,Cake exploring the dances from our planet’s polar regions! We’ll also be celebrating August birthdays and anniversaries. Do you or a fellow folk dancer have a birthday or anniversary in August? Come out and enjoy some cake! Madeline Brock will be our DJ for this lively evening of dancing, assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
Iola HallockTeaching: We continue Summer School - By Popular Demand! Beginning at 7:30, Madeline Brock will continue leading us through our top 100 favorite dances. Later, Iola Hallock will review The Palindrome and The Battle Of Waterloo, taught at AIFD last week and introduced to us by John and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden at IFCC's recent Regency dance workshop.

Saturday, August 8th
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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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Saturday, August 22nd: Live Music with La Strada!!
La StradaEnjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of our returning champions, La Strada! Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets.

Saturday, September 12th: September Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have a September birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!
The waltz was the twerking of the 1800s
- Music weird
Regency Waltz
Music Weird previously wrote about the doomed effort to revive the waltz among teenagers in the 1950s. Back then, the waltz seemed genteel and old fashioned in comparison to rock and roll, but it wasn't always that way. In fact, the waltz was once the "dirty dancing" of the 1800s, like twerking is today. (read more ... )
Link of the week:
Scottish dance on Antarctica: piper and penguin.
(Thanks to David Liang for the suggestion.)

Other dance links
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam, each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Wednesdays: Scandinavian Music Jams!!
The Austin Scandi Folk Music & Dance community holds FREE weekly jam sessions at the back room of Austin Scandi Dancersthe Hancock Rec Center! A themed session runs from 7:30 to about 8:15, followed by a regular jam. All levels welcome! Bring your instrument of choice, or come out and dance to the music! These upcoming events are scheduled:
August 12: Open mic performances.
August 19: Slow jam for newcomers, led by Holly Plotner.
August 26: Monthly Dance!! Come on out and dance to some lovely Scandinavian tunes! There will often be live music, and the resplendent Iola Hallock will be your DJ for the evening.

Milonga Friday, August 7: Argentinian Milonga!
Come try your hand at the lively steps and music of Argentine Milonga as the Dougherty Arts Center Presents: “Planet Music: Argentinian Milonga! Featuring Esquina Tango”. This event is free and Family Friendly. Doors: 6:30pm Event: 7pm.
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