AIFD Newsletter
November 20, 2015
This Friday at dancing
Dances from TX Camps past!!!
Holly DJs, assisted by RosieLee.
Holly PlotnerRosieLee SalinasLet's get in the mood for Texas Camp! This week's program will feature dances from TX Camps past, as well as Romanian favorites taught by Mihai David. Holly Plotner will DJ this lively evening of dancing. She will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
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 review from last week and continue Rørospols.

Friday, November 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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November 26-29 Texas Camp 2015!
Texas Camp 2015Are you going to Camp?
- Menus and recipes are posted here.
- Floor setup needs you!!! See below.

NOT going to Camp?
Friday, November 27: No dancing at Hancock.

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 luminaries 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.
Link of the week:
San Diego Fusion Exchange Teacher Demos (w/Campbell Miller).

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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