AIFD Newsletter
March 9, 2013
This week at dancing
Time Warp Party - with SLAVADILLO!!!

warped clock "It's just a jump to the left..." Come celebrate the weird things daylight savings does to your circadian rhythm at AIFD's Time Warp Party!!!, with live music by SLAVADILLO!!!.

Bill Yeah, losing an hour will still be a bummer when you wake up on March 10th, but Misi you'll be glad you spent March 9th dancing up a storm. Bill Ogilvie will DJ, assisted by Misi Tsurikov. In addition, Misi, along with Alan Martinez, will support Slavadillo with incredible sound quality.

FranklinTeaching: For the beginners class, Franklin Houston will be reprising a format done in years past - the Kolo Hour! He'll lead and walk through a number of dances from the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, specifically Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Macedonia. Many will be easy, others will be more challenging, but none will require a partner and all will be fun to do.

Saturday, March 9th
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)

Ooops!! Last week's AIFD newsletter announced that Slavadillo will play at Explore UT on Saturday, March 9th. Explore UT was actually last Saturday, March 2nd. Apologies.

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Be the Tipping Point

Be sure to thank the attendant at Hancock Recreation Center!

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Friday - Sunday, March 15-17 - SAFDF.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSan Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF). Romanian, Mexican, and English Country dances will be featured at this year's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. To learn more and register for this event, check out . In support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock Rec Center on Saturday, March 16th.

Saturday, March 30 - April Fool's Party!!
April Fools Hat April Fools!!! We’re celebrating April first on March 30th. Holly Plotner will deliver an April Fools program that will keep you on your toes.

May or June - Golden Oldies Party!!
Franklin Enjoy a fun evening with the great dance classics introduced by teachers who really helped inspire folk dancing. Franklin Houston will dig into his wealth of knowledge and experience to create a delightful program that we will publish in the newsletter and on ahead of time so that you’ll be ready to hit the floor dancing.

Complete list of upcoming events.

Also, check out the Programmer / Assistant schedule.
(Interested in programming / assisting? Please email
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictures from Kabile, Nov 3, 2012.
Pictures from Chuck's 80th Birthday Celebration
"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, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
Second Friday Scandi
Austin Scandi Dancers Friday, March 8th, 7:30 - 9:45 2nd Friday Scandi Dancing for those of you that can't make it on a Wednesday (and all our regulars, as well, of course)! We'll do it all, from Älvdalen to Vossarull! Dances for all levels.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.

Slavadillo Over 25 years ago, Don Weeda (a pianist by training) picked up the accordion for Don Weeda the first time and a love affair was born. He shortly thereafter discovered the world of Eastern European folk music in college and promptly resolved, upon moving to Austin, to try to learn as many tunes as he could. This turned out to be not only a lifelong quest, but so much fun that a number of friends through the years have tagged along for all or part of this musical odyssey. Though the personnel have varied throughout the years, the fundamental joy and energy that is Slavadillo has never waned. Currently Don is joined by Anne Alexander, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz. Sonia Seeman also regularly performs with the group.

Current Members:
Don Weeda
- accordion, occasional saz and percussion
Anne Alexander - vocals, tapan, doumbek, zils, saz, occasional riqq
Kathleen McDonagh - vocals, percussion
Mike Revesz - vocals, tapan, doumbek

Link of the week: Slavadillo performing in 1985.
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