AIFD Newsletter
January 27, 2017
This Friday at dancing
Holly DJs, Dee assists.
Holly PlotnerDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Dee McCandless.

Teaching: A huge thank you to Norris Foster Harrell and Holly Plotner. Last Friday, they stepped in at the last minute to teach for Stephanie Anderson, who was ill. We really appreciate their help.

Stephanie AndersonThis week, Stephanie will present two fabulous dances from Norway and Sweden. These are two of the dances taught by Roo Lester at Texas Camp 2016. Stephanie will begin the evening with Telegangar for 3. Her featured teaching will be Finnskogspols. Come with the sparkle of the Northern lights in your eyes and Scandinavia in your heart. As always, teaching begins at 7 PM.

Friday, January 27, 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.

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Cake February 10: February Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in February, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

February 17: Home is Where the Heart is.
Home Grown Contra BandJoin us for a celebration of all that we love about hearth and home—family, food, music, and dance! Homegrown will be performing a set of delightful folk tunes, featuring of course, a contra. All are welcome to bring some goodies from home!


March 17-19: 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival The 59th annual SAFDF is coming! Featured teachers: Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dances), Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic (Serbian dances), and Andy Taylor-Blenis (Scottish, international, and children's dances). Registration is now open at Reminder that in support of the festival, AIFD will not meet on Friday, March 17th

dance circle
Link of the week:
Tango scene from Scent Of A Woman.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join Bob Leibman, Holly Plotner, and Franklin Houston for their 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45 pm, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. Free!!! For more information, contact Bob Leibman at or 512-420-0219.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin

Four Balkan Dancers
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, January 25: End Of Month Scandi!!
Austin Scandi DancersJoin the Austin Scandi Dancers for their end of month dance, 7:30-9:45, Hancock Rec Center, backroom.

A Fond Farewell to Adam Blatner.
AIFD bid farewell to Adam Blatner with the traditional pillow dance last week. Adam is moving to California permanently to be near his kids.

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Farewell Adam

Farewell Adam

Adam's website.
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