December 8, 2017
|This Friday at dancing:
December Birthdays and Anniversaries!!!
Sharon DJs, Dee assists.
|Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing this week DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Dee McCandless. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in December with song, dance, and cake.|
Teaching: Kathleen McDonagh and Holly Plotner will be teaching Romanian dances from Texas Camp. Make sure to arrive promptly at 7. |
Friday, December 8, 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)
AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.
Save The Date:|
December 29: American International Heritage Ball.
Let's ring in the new year with our American International Heritage Ball. We will celebrate America with the music and dance of its many cultures. We'll kick things off with a Grand March!!! And we'll have Live Music. Your best cultural or formal wear is encouraged, but, of course, not required.
Photos: Candle Light Trail Open House 2017!!!|
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2017 Candle Light Open House a complete success. Click on the picture below to see some photos taken by Denise Fynmore.
Psst .. are you on Facebook? There are tons of pictures and videos posted on the AIFD, Texas Camp, and other FB groups.
Link of the week:
Mazurka : Pierre et Ophelie.
Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
|Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:|
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
|Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.|
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
|Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center. |
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit austinbarndancers.org for more information.
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:
Sunday, December 17: Wassail 2017!!!|
Please join us for Wassail 2017, a fantastic evening of music, song, stories, puppets, magic, and mummers… and this year we celebrate the Czech heritage of Texas!
2:30 PM – a short version just for children.
5:30 PM – for children and families.
Full details and ticket information.
/ Mama cînd m-o leganat,|
Numai de dor mi-o cîntat. /
/ Mi-o cîntat de dor si-o plîns.
Dorul de mine s-o prins. /
/ De cînd port dor la inima, /
Numai am nici o hodina,
Nici la prinz si nici la cina.
/ Cite doruri rele-s grele.
Tate-s pa bratele mele. /
/ Altul moare de batrîn,
Nu sti dorul de ce-i bun. /
/ Dar eu stiu ca l-am purtat
De cîd mama mi-o cîntat. /
Ai la la la la . . .
|When my mother was rocking me,|
She was singing of longing.
She was singing of longing and I cried.
I've been caught by longing.
Since my heart is longing,
I have no respite
Neither at noon nor at evening.
How many longings? All are deep and bad.
All are in my arms.
One dies being old
Not knowing what's the good of longing.
But I know I've carried it
Since my mother sang.
Ai la la la la . .