AIFD Newsletter
January 29, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Franklin DJs, David assists.
Franklin HoustonDavid LiangEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by David Liang.
Teaching: Come at 7:00 p.m. for another enjoyable and lively newcomers' session led by Misi Tsurikov. MisiKathleen McDonaghLater, get ready to “boogie back" as Kathleen McDonagh continues her teaching of the Shim Sham. Whether you’re a “Tacky Annie” or “Shorty George”, you won’t want to take even a “half-break” from learning this vintage American dance from the early 20th century.

Friday, January 29th
7-9:45 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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Friday, February 19th: Live Music with La Strada!!
La StradaEnjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of our returning champions, La Strada!! Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets.

In the AIFD mailbox: From Yvonne Couvillion -

Mailbox"Dear Fellow Dancers,
This book excerpt was printed in our Let's Dance Magazine. Written in 1925, it is still relevant today about the benefits of dance:
Don'ts for Dancers - Karsinova.

Happy Dancing, Yvonne"

Scandi Party TONIGHT!!! Live music with AIO.
Austin Scandi Dancers Scandi Dance Party tonight, Wed. 1/27. 7:30, back room of Hancock Recreation Center. All live music featuring AIO. Scandi jam musicians will start the evening out with a long Rorospols set. All are welcome! - Holly Plotner.
Link of the week:
A Tribute To Frankie Manning.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
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.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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.
January 27: Scandinavian Dance Party. Holly DJs.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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
Social Dancing in Austin &
Free Day of Dance.
Those who attended Campbell Miller's classes at last year's Texas Camp got a taste of how much fun social dancing can be. But you may not be aware of the array of social Social Dancingdance opportunities in and around Austin. Austin is not only the "Live Music Capitol of the World". It also home to multiple social dance events every night of the week. If you've wanted to check out social dancing in Austin but weren't sure where to begin, a good starting point is a class at one of Austin's many dance studios, such as Go Dance, Austin Social Dance (Campbell Miller's group), Four on the Floor, Austin Uptown Dance, and if you live up north, the newly opened Rhythms Social Dance Studio.
Free Day of Dance
Some of these facilities, and many others, will be participating in Austin's Free Day of Dance on Saturday, January 30th.


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