AIFD Newsletter
November 22nd, 2014
AIFD board follow up from last week:
The AIFD board is happy to report a positive outcome concerning our Hancock rental. Although the issue is not yet completely solved, AIFD faces an excellent chance for full resolution in 2015. For the time being, AIFD continues to call Hancock "home" through January 2015. You can help with the resolution in 2 simple ways.
First -- please come to dancing! Your presence is not just a delight for all of us -- it's now one of our strongest bargaining points.
Second -- please sign in, legibly and fully every time. The City tracks our sign-ins now, and needs all the info in those sheets.
This week at dancing
Sharon DJs, assisted by Dee.
Sharon CasteelDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
Misi Teaching:Come at 7:30 p.m. for a Texas Camp-oriented newcomers' session by Misi Tsurikov, featuring dances from past Camps and from Joe Graziosi.

Saturday, November 22nd
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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Reminder: No dancing at HRC on Nov 29th.
We hope to see you at Texas Camp, Nov 27-30.

Floor Workers of Greene Family Camp Unite-- This Weekend!
It's that time again-- we're assembling the Texas Camp dance floor this coming weekend. We'll meet at Greene Family Camp (GFC) near the Main Hall at 11:30 am on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. What's going to happen? We plan to move the floor from the storage building on Saturday and assemble it in the Main Hall Sunday. Some people with strong backs are needed, but there are plenty of jobs for everyone. If you'd like to join in this heroic event, please email John Alexander ( or leave a message at (512) 453-4463. John can provide additional details about the planned activities and will also let you know of any changes in the schedule; also, let him know if you're willing to carpool or need a ride, and he'll try to coordinate this.
Other dance links
See our complete list
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
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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For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page or simply print and complete the membership form.
To Autumn by William Blake

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain'd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

'The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.

'The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.

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