AIFD Newsletter
November 13, 2015
This Friday at dancing
CakeTexas Camp Band and
November Birthday / Anniversary Celebration!!
Sharon DJs, David assists.
Enjoy an evening of lively dance tunes from the Texas Camp Band!Sharon CasteelDavid Liang This eclectic group of folk musicians from Austin and beyond will offer a wonderful preview of the music we’ll be dancing to at this year’s Texas Camp. And do you have a November birthday or anniversary? Come to folk dancing on this auspicious and totally non-ominous night to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake! Sharon Casteel will DJ this lively evening. She will be assisted by David Liang.
Teaching: Stephanie Anderson continues her fabulous teaching as part of Fall Stephanie AndersonInto Scandi! Come at 7 pm sharp for a fun newcomers' session featuring building blocks you will use throughout your Scandi dancing. This week, Stephanie will solidify Snoa and Sønderhoning and start on Rørospols.

Friday, November 13th
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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November 26-29 Texas Camp 2015!
Texas Camp 2015Friday, November 27:
No dancing at Hancock.
Hope you'll be at Texas Camp.
Oh yeah, floor setup needs you!!! See below.

Friday, December 4th: Candle Light Trail Open House!!
Candle Light Trail Come to Hancock Recreation Center around dusk for the 2015 Holiday Candle Light Trail celebration. Walk among the thousands of luminarias that will line the trails of the golf course. Then come inside for some hot chocolate and cookies and lots of great folk dancing. This event will be FREE and will have extended hours: 7-10:45, so make sure to invite your friends.

dance circle
Link of the week:
Irish dancing flash mob

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.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
November 11: HRC closed for Veterans' Day. We'll meet at Stephanie's house. Email for details.
November 18: Free Monthly Dance, DJ'd by the stately twosome of Lane & Norris.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, HRC, backroom, free.
Currently: Invirtita from Calata, taught by Franklin Houston and Holly Plotner. Invirtita is a beautiful, intricate Romanian couple dance from Transylvania. 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
Texas Camp Floor Setup Needs You!!!
(To the tune of, "This Land is Your Land"...)
This floor is your floor,
This floor is my floor,
From the programming station,
To the stage for music,
From the dining tables,
To the Balkan Bazaar,
This floor is built by you and me.

As I was dancing,
A blissful line dance,
My knees were happy,
'Cause the floor was cushy,
But it doesn't build itself so,
We need your help again,
This floor is built by you and me.

Chorus (be forewarned: we will repeat as necessary to fill out the ranks).

It's that time of year again, the time when we ask for volunteers to come up to Greene Family Camp the weekend before Texas Camp to help assemble TIFD's own custom sprung dance floor. We plan to meet at 1:00 P.M. on the 21st and 22nd of November, working about 3 hours each day. Rides are available! If you'd like to sign up or need more details, drop an email to Mike Revesz at
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