AIFD Newsletter
February 9, 2013
This week at dancing

Holly Iola Programming: Enjoy a great evening of dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner, assisted by Iola Hallock.

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Mike ReveszTeaching: Mike Revesz will lead this week's newcomer's teaching starting at 7:30 P.M. The 10th is the Lunar New year, giving birth to the Year of the Snake, but don't be rattled. Come help us shed the old year and embrace the new with some serpentine line dances and hiss-terrical mixers. What more could one asp?

Saturday, February 9
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 upcoming events

Saturday, February 16 - I_heart_dancing party
I heart dancing - AIFD's take on a Valentine's Party, including a heart-themed/heart-healthy potluck

Saturday, March 9 - Time Warp Party!!
Celebrate Daylight Savings.

Friday - Sunday, March 15-17 - SAFDF.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSan Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF). Romanian, Mexican, and English Country dances will be featured at this year's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. To learn more and register for this event, check out . In support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock Rec Center on Saturday, March 16th.

Complete list of upcoming events.
Also, check out the Programmer / Assistant schedule.
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Other dance links
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Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictures from Kabile, Nov 3, 2012.
Pictures from Chuck's 80th Birthday Celebration
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
AIFD pictures.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multicultural Dance Next event, Friday, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:

Austin Scandi DancersAustin Scandinavian Dancing - every Wednesday and second Fridays at Hancock Recreation Center. The group has revamped their teaching and programming schedule to better accomodate both new comers and experiened dancers. See their website for full details.

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Sonnet XCVII: How like a Winter hath my Absence been
By William Shakespeare

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

Austin Scandi Dancers It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend and long time Houston folk dancer Kenny Young.

Link of the week:Austin's own Minor Mishap Marching Band.
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