AIFD Newsletter
May 5, 2017
This Friday at dancing:
Franklin DJs, Dee assists.
Franklin HoustonDee McCandlessJoin us for a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. As one of the outgoing Teaching Directors, he will include some of his favorite dances that were taught this past year. Franklin will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: This week, we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by learning dances in 5 (5 beats per measure). Kathleen McDonagh will teach the following dances: Tsakonikos, Ali Pasa, Pajdushko and Joc de Fete. Come with the 5 toes on your right foot, 5 toes on your left foot, and your 5 senses and join us when teaching begins at 7 PM.

Friday, May 5, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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New sign-in process at HRC.
Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) implented a new system to better track usage of PARD facilities, including Hancock Recreation Center, on May 1st. You can find details about the process here.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
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NEXT WEEK: Friday, May 12:
Elections and May Birthdays.

CakeBallot box Come to folk dancing to vote for the 2017-18 AIFD Board! We’ll also celebrate our fellow dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in May.

Friday, May 19: HRC closed. Potluck at Stephanie's House!!!
Stephanie Anderson Hancock Rec Center will be closed for maintenance on Friday, May 19. Join us instead at Stephanie Anderson’s house in central Austin, 4907 Lynndale Drive, for a potluck beginning at 7:30 pm until 11:30 pm. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments. My place isn’t huge, but we seem to be able to dance in small spaces, and if nothing else, it’ll be a wonderful opportunity to just hang out and talk! "I'm looking forward to it" - Stephanie.
Link of the week:
Mayflower Morris Dance Blackadder.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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.
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
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie’s house;
2nd Wed: Music Jam, HRC;
4th Wed: Music jam or dance review, HRC;
Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, HRC;
No partners necessary for dance.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. Show me the Balkan countries.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, May 17: Balkan Dance.
Balkan statesJoin 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing,
7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center,
2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.


Past AIFD Boards.
With elections coming up next week, this is a good time to look back at all the folks who have been part of past AIFD Boards Of Directors. The list goes back to 1984, although there are a lot of gaps. If you served on a board and are not listed, email us so we can update the list accordingly.

Past AIFD boards
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