AIFD Newsletter
May 20, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Mike DJs, Celsa assists.
Mike ReveszCelsa Sanchez Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing with DJ Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.

After a lively evening of dancing on May 20th, join us for a fun after party. Full details will be available at dancing.

Teaching: Co-Teaching Director Franklin Houston will kick off the program at 7 PM Franklin Houstonthis Friday with a visit to Croatia where we'll spend time with the drmes step, hop-step-step, basket holds, and the various ways to do the "mixed pickles" step. Don't miss out on a number of enjoyable circle dances, all of which were your old favorites or will become your favorites!

Friday, May 20th, 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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From Our New Teaching Directors:
Welcome to AIFD's teaching program for 2016-2017! Our goal is to bring AIFD's favorite dances to our newer and long-time dancers alike. Each week, we'll be presenting dances with a common ethnic theme or the dances of a well-known dance teacher. Easier dances will be taught between 7 and 7:30 and the featured teaching will be taught between 7:30 and 8, with some request dancing thrown in between. - Dena and Franklin Houston.

Congratulations to the 2016-7 AIFD Board!!
Thanks to the 2015-6 AIFD Board!!

Madeline President
Madeline Brock is staying on.
David LiangVice-President
David Liang is staying on.
MisiDena and Franklin HoustonTeaching Director
Dena and Franklin Houston are replacing Misi Tsurikov. Thanks Misi.
Mike Revesz and Kathleen McDonaghJeff KesselProgram Director
Jeff Kessel is replacing Mike Revesz and Kathleen McDonagh. Thanks Mike and Kathleen.
Michel Breger is staying on.
John ScalesSecretary
John Scales is staying on.
Iola Hallock*Carryover Member
Thanks to Iola Hallock for her service on the 2015-16 board.
*The carryover member is someone from the outgoing board who provides continuity between boards. The new board will select a carryover member for 2016-17.
Link of the week:
Scottish folk dance: Strathspey & Tulloch.

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
5/18 Scandi Music Jam
5/25 Multi Caulti Dance Night with Christian!
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

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Friday, June 3rd: Live Music with Homegrown!
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing featuring live international folk and contra music by Homegrown! This band originated at the 2004 Home Grown Contra BandTexas Camp to provide live music for contras. Eventually, the Austin members of that band formed a group to play contra (and later international) music for contra and folk dance events. Homegrown musicians include Anne Alexander (saz, hurdy gurdy, whistle, fiddle, and percussion), Norris Foster Harrell (keyboard and vocals), Holly Plotner (fiddle and vocals), Joane Rylander (mandolin, percussion, and vocals), Franklin Houston (trumpet, accordion, and Moldvai flute), and Dena Houston (guitar and percussion).

Friday, June 24th: Live Music with Shirley Johnson!!
Shirley Johnson Enjoy a fun evening of dancing with live music provided by Shirley Johnson. Stay tuned for more details. Shirley will also be playing at "World Music Marmalade", a House Concert with Cocktail Hour in North Austin, on Sunday, June 12th, from 5:30-8:30 pm. See the event website for more details, including other musical guests and suggested donation.

Four Balkan Dancers
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