AIFD Newsletter
January 24th, 2015
This week at dancing
Sharon DJs, assisted by John.
Sharon CasteelJohn RamageEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with DJ Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by John Ramage.
Teaching -->>>

Saturday, January 24th
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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A special note for Yahoo users.
A Special Announcement about Teaching:
MisiWe are proud to announce something new and very special -- a 2015 newcomers' semester! This Saturday, Misi Tsurikov will conduct the second class of a structured multi-month program that will build newcomers' dance skills and repertoire. Each session will cover:
  • Folk dance fundamentals (formations, handholds, steps, rhythms).
  • Dance etiquette.
  • A selection of our favorite newcomer-accessible dances, new and old.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m., as usual. Don't miss it!
Featured teaching: Later in the evening Misi will start teaching Rangla Punjab, the Bhangra dance we learned at Texas Camp 2014! Over the next few weeks, Misi will lead you through the 'geography of the dance'. Then we'll bring in another expert to work on styling, which in Bhangra is equally important!
Other dance links
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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 Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

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SAFDF - Registration is now open
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Registration for the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival is now open! SAFDF 2015 features Lee Otterholt teaching international dances, Jacqueline Schwab teaching English country dances, and Mihai David teaching Romanian dances. Go to to learn more and to register.
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Friday, Jan 23, 7-9pm, Dance Around the World!
Dance Around the World Austin Parks and Recreation's Planet Music presents Dance Around the World, featuring performances and dance lessons by Afrique Gninze, Austin International Folk Dancers, Ballet Folklorico MariCruz, and The Love of China. Volunteer live music by Korobushka. FREE and family friendly!! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.

Sunday, Jan 25, 1:30, Yiddish Cowboys!!!
Yippee Yai Oj Vey!! Dance in the aisles at the HEB Kosher Store to the music of the Yiddish Cowboys. More details here.

Saturday, Feb 7, 12:30-9pm, AFTM Mid-Winter Festival.
Mark your 2015 calendar for a full day of performances, workshops, jamming, silent auction and more at the Austin Friends of Traditional Music's annual Mid-Winter Festival, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.. $25 general admission, $20 AFTM members, $15 students, free 12 and under. Special note: the opening act at this year’s festival is the Lost Klezmer Ramblers, including Lisa Schneider and Eric Vormelker.

Link of the week: Serbian National Folk Dance Ensemble 'Kolo'.
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