AIFD Newsletter
May 2nd, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
Madeline DJs, Lila assists.
Madeline BrockLila LuceEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Elections and May B-day Celebration!!!
Ballot boxCake Around 9:30 we'll host AIFD elections and then bring out cake for those celebrating birthdays in May.

Teaching: Madeline will start the evening at 7:30 with class #15 of our spring 2015 newcomers' semester. The semester presents dance fundamentals and etiquette, introduced through some of our favorite folk dances. It is a great way for newcomers to learn what is so fun about dancing in general and folk dancing in particular.

Saturday, May 2nd
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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Saturday, May 9th: Dancing at Lila Luce's house.
Hancock Rec Center will be closed for renovation on May 9th, so Lila has graciously offered her house as a place to dance. Show up this Saturday at folk dancing to find out where Lila lives. As Lila will be assisting Madeline, you will find her by the programmer's table.

Saturday, May 16th 10am-noon: Folk Dance Flash Mob!!!
La StradaJoin your fellow folk dancers at the Sunset Valley Farmers' Market for an impromptu folk dance event to the music of La Strada.

Saturday, May 16th: Back at Lila's house.
Hancock Rec Center will still be closed for maintenance. So we'll be back at Lila's. Remember, show up to dancing this week to get her address.

Saturday, May 30th 10am-noon: Folk Dance Flash Mob!!!
Join your fellow folk dancers for another folk dance flash mob to the tunes of La Strada, this time at the Downtown Farmers' Market.

Saturday, May 30th: Danube River Cruise Party!!!
(Details forthcoming...)

Other dance links
See our complete list
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

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Upcoming "other dance" features:
April 30-May 2: Sephardic Crossroads, 2015.
Michelle Alany & the Memoriana Collective are excited to present an amazing consciousness-raising 3-day concert series to celebrate ancient traditional music of the Jewish people of Spain & Portugal, who were expelled from their lands between 1492-1496.
April 30th, 7-9pm, Sanctuary Chapel at JCC, $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.
May 1st, 6:30-9pm, Central Market North, as part of “Passport Greece”.
May 2nd, 6:30-9pm, Community of Christ, 2132 Bluebonnet Lane. $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.

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Link of the week: A little snippet of some great Zydeco dancing at last Saturday's Swamp Thing in Austin - recorded by your humble AIFD newsletter editor.
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