AIFD Newsletter
May 10, 2014
This week at dancing
Madeline DJs, assisted by Dee.
Madeline BrockDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively night of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
FranklinTeaching: Madeline will also lead one of her fabulous newcomers' sessions, starting at 7:30 p.m. as usual. Later that evening, Franklin Houston will teach 2 dances -- Gerakina (from Greece) and Kacerac (from Serbia).
Dance notes. Franklin Houston maintains a list of dance notesNotepad logo for dances taught at Saturday night. This week he added the notes for Sedi Donka, the dance he taught last week.
AIFD tip: you can find links to dance notes and other pages via the "links" tab on the AIFD website.

Saturday, May 10th
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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these AIFD upcoming events

May 17 - AIFD Elections & Slavadillo
SlavadilloCome cast your vote for a new AIFD Board of Trustees while dancing to the lively tunes of Slavadillo.

All board positions are open (see below).
AIFD Elections, May 17th
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 17th at Saturday Night Dancing. If you would like to run for one of the positions, please talk to someone on the current Board or email the AIFD Board at

The Board positions are as follows:
Ballot boxVice President
Teaching Director
Program Director

If you would like to know more about Board positions and responsibilities, check out the AIFD Elections page.
Other dance links
See our complete list
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Friday, May 23rd - Planet Music: Middle Eastern!!!
Head down to the Dougherty Arts Center from 7-9 on Friday, May 23rd, to enjoy some lively Middle Eastern dancing and music at Planet Music's Middle Eastern show. Performing groups will include 1001 Nights Orchestra, Ravaan Persian Dancers, and some familiar faces from the Austin International Folk Dancers. This event is sponsored by the City of Austin Department of Recreation and coordinated by our own Genevieve Kent.

Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page.
Happy Mother's Day from AIFD
Link of the week: Mother's Day Celebration - Hungarian dance style.
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