AIFD Newsletter
July 6, 2013
This week at dancing
Red, White, and Blue For You Party!!!!

Watermelon Celebrate the 4th of July again on the 6th at AIFD’s "Red, White and Blue for You" party. We’ll kick things off promptly at 7:30 and do plenty of American dances; we'll also feature live music performed by a new "All-American" band formed especially for the occasion. You'll be able to dance to everything they play! AIFD will provide watermelon. Please bring snacks.

Misi Misi Tsurikov will DJ this fun evening, Lane and Norris Harrell assisted by Norris and Lane Foster Harrell.

Saturday night’s live music will be performed by the newly formed Americana band – THE HOT DIGGITY DOGS. They will be playing American folk dance tunes that everyone can dance to – Waltz, Contra, Schottische, One-step, Two-step, etc. The contra will be called by none other than the incredible Kathleen McDonagh.

There will be quick walkthroughs of dances throughout the evening. Come early so that you don't miss Franklin Houston's walkthrough of the one-step!

Saturday, July 6th
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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Be the Tipping Point

Don't sit home on Saturday night, come dance!

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

September 14: Back to School Open House.
Back to schoolSummer has just started, but it is never to early to start talking up our September Open House. We're going to make a special effort to get a lot of new folks in the door, and give them an experience that will make them want to come back.
(See the complete list of upcoming events)

AIFD Membership Meeting
Insurance coverage is required for AIFD to use Hancock Recreation Center. Our insurance carrier has asked for an active member list in order to continue coverage and will base the insurance premium in large part on the number of active members. Therefore, the AIFD Board is proposing to establish an active member list consisting of people who have paid an annual membership fee (estimated not to exceed $ 10) that will help cover the insurance premium. The Board will be scheduling a meeting at Saturday night dancing within the next month to discuss this proposal. In the meantime, the Board invites comments and questions to be sent to
dance circle
Other dance links
See our complete list
Complete list of upcoming events
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, August 30, 2013, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Upcoming "other dance" feature:
NefeshThursday, July 25th - Nefesh plays at Central Market North, 6:30-9pm Michelle Alany has coordinated this concert in hopes of attracting AIFD dancers. Let’s converge at Central Market to partake of Nefesh’s rich and luxurious dance tones and rhythms. See you there!! - Iola Hallock.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
World's Words
world's words Last week Misi Tsurikov introduced "World's Words", in which he taught the song words along with the dances. Misi will be making the words available at World's Words website. As Misi introduces new song words he will add them to this site. Enjoy.
Cruise Party photos
Cruise PartyThanks to Deborah Robertson for Cruise Party providing incredible pictures from the Cruise Party. The pictures really capture the fun and joy at his terrific event. And thanks to Misi Tsurikov for compiling the pictures in an online photo album.
Both the World's Words website and the online photo album have been added to the AIFD links and AIFD album pages respectively. Beginning next week they will also appear in the "Other dance links" section of the AIFD newsletter.
Link of the week:Cho-Cho - the Greek dance Holly Plotner taught a few week ago. This video is just women dancing, in full costume and high heels, and the styling is very funny. Thanks to Holly for providing this.
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