January 6, 2017
|This Friday at dancing|
Sharon DJs, Celsa assists.
|Enjoy a lively evening of dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.|
|Teaching: Kathleen McDonagh will present “Ghosts of SAFDF Past”, dances that have been taught by some of the folk dance community’s most illustrious dance teachers at the annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. Her featured teaching will be Hora Veche, originally presented by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Come enjoy a blast from the past with Kathleen. Teaching begins at 7:00.
Friday, January 6, 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.
January 13: January Birthday and Anniversaries!!!|
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in January, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!
March 17-19: 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!|
Mark your calendars for the 59th annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival and Fun Arts Day!. Featured teachers: Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dances), Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic (Serbian dances), and Andy Taylor-Blenis (Scottish, international, and children's dances). Advance tickets for the Saturday concert are available at safdf.org. Stay tuned for other workshop information, including teachers, housing, and registration instructions. Reminder that in support of the festival, AIFD will not meet on Friday, March 17th.
Link of the week:|
Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
|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).
|Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.|
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
/ Mama cînd m-o leganat,|
Numai de dor mi-o cîntat. /
/ Mi-o cîntat de dor si-o plîns.
Dorul de mine s-o prins. /
/ De cînd port dor la inima, /
Numai am nici o hodina,
Nici la prinz si nici la cina.
/ Cite doruri rele-s grele.
Tate-s pa bratele mele. /
/ Altul moare de batrîn,
Nu sti dorul de ce-i bun. /
/ Dar eu stiu ca l-am purtat
De cîd mama mi-o cîntat. /
Ai la la la la . . .
When my mother was rocking me,|
She was singing of longing.
She was singing of longing and I cried.
I've been caught by longing.
Since my heart is longing,
I have no respite
Neither at noon nor at evening.
How many longings? All are deep and bad.
All are in my arms.
One dies being old
Not knowing what's the good of longing.
But I know I've carried it
Since my mother sang.
Ai la la la la . . .
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