AIFD Newsletter
February 15, 2014
This week at dancing
Valentine tree All That We Love Valentine’s party with live music by La Strada.
FranklinJoin us in celebration of the many things we love: earth, sun, friends, family, dancing, music,and the diversity of world culture. La StradaLa Strada makes their AIFD debut with an evening of folk dance favorites spangled with a few 20th century waltzes and tangos. John RamageLook for fast walkthroughs of dances depending on demand and party mischief. This delightful event will be DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by John Ramage. (Picture of La Strada by Whitney Arostegui.)

Saturday, February 15th
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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March 8, Steampunk Party.
Steampunk Time Travel in the Folk Dance World. We’ll celebrate the daylight savings time change with futuristic time travel from a 19th century point of view. For this theme think: “The Victorian Era does science fiction.” This is your chance to modify your folk dance costumes in shockingly historically inaccurate ways. For costume ideas, think of examples from these movies, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the television series The Wild Wild West.
>>>More steampunk costume hints<<<

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
Other dance links
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Be a folk dance ambassador.
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:

Saturday, February 22 - Free Day of Dance.
Free Day of DanceAustin's sixth annual Free Day of Dance will be held Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. With free dance classes offered all over the city, there is no better time to come explore the wonderful world of dancing! Most classes will be held during the day, so you'll still be able to make it to folk dancing. See the Free Day of Dance website for full details and schedule.

Friday - Sunday, March 14-16 - SAFDF.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalRegistration is now open for the 56th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF). See their website for full details.
(Note: In support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock Rec Center on Saturday, March 15th.)

Link of the week: La Strada 'Jam and Jive' event at Travaasa in January. Videographer Whitney Arostegui.
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