AIFD Newsletter
July 22, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Mike DJs, David assists.
David LiangMike ReveszEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by David Liang.
dance circle

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will be presenting the always popular dances of Yves and France Moreau, who teach dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, France and Quebec. The featured dance of the evening will be Coconeasa. Teaching begins at 7:00. Come learn the dances that have given folk dancers so much dancing joy!

Friday, July 22nd, 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, August 5th: Disney Costume Party!!
Let’s have a ball evoking the magical, Captain HookCinderellafolksy storytelling of Disney movies! Whether you’re a Peter Pan, Esmeralda, Simba, or Lilo, come merrily dance the night away in the bedazzling halls of Hancock. What’s more, the members of Slavadillo will prepare and present a special, sumptuous suite of live music!

Friday, August 12th: Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in August? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Friday, August 26th: Leah's Birthday Dance -
A Tribute to Leah Morgan Durrett.

This will be a loving, light-hearted evening, in the spirit of someone who had infectious curiosity about all kinds of music and cultures. Leah DurrettLeah was the type of person to perk up at the sound of a band playing and jump right into the line to figure out the dance. Music by: Don Weeda, Corinne Zappler, Genevieve Kent, and Phara Charmchi. So put on your fanciest wig, stripey-est socks, and your most extravagant hat, and in the spirit of Leah, dance your heart out! Full details here.
Link of the week:
Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop with Yves Moreau.

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.)
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.
No partner necessary.
Contradance 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Sat/Sun, July 30th-31st: Balkan Folks 2016!!
"BalFolk" is a participatory music & dance idiom which is on a kind of rising tide of revival and young energy in Europe, Balkan Folks 2016especially in France, Germany, The Low Countries, England, Italy, and Spain. There is some visibility for this music & dance in the USA but not much. The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University and the Roots Music Institute are bringing instrumental music instructors (from California) and dance teachers (from France) for classes, workshops on Saturday and Sunday July 30th/31st, and a public dance on Saturday, July 30th. Full details. Registration. (Thanks to Yoshimi Masuo for forwarding the info.)
Four Balkan Dancers

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