AIFD Newsletter
October 11th, 2014
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This week at dancing
Holly DJ's, assisted by Dee.
Holly PlotnerDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of request folk dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Dee McCandless. Holly's theme as DJ this week will be "Texas Camp forward and back". The program will include dances previously taught to us by Joe Graziosi, featured teacher at Texas Camp 2014, as well as dances from last year's Texas Camp.
Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Ease into this great dance evening with another great newcomers' session led by Kathleen McDonagh, starting at 7:30 p.m. as always.

Saturday, October 11th
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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these AIFD upcoming events

November 1 - El Dia de Los Muertos.
As a variation this year on the traditional Halloween party, your Board is planning a celebration of El Dia de Los Muertos on November 1. This will include a remembrance of former participants at AIFD who have passed away. We invite you to email comments on any of the persons listed on the website (or on a person whose name we have missed) to For more details check out our website.
November 8 - Bulgarika!!
KolorashThe maestros of traditional Bulgarian Music, Bulgarika, return to Austin for another great concert. This is an event not to be missed. Keep an eye out for more details.


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Nov 7-9 - Fire Ant Frolic Contra Dance Weekend.
At the historic Pioneer Farms in Austin, TX. Attendance is limited to 190, so get cracking on your registration. For registration and all other information, see

Nov 27-30 - Texas Camp 2014.
Texas Camp 2014 Registration is now open. Don't miss out on one of the longest running and best loved folk dance camps in the country. This year's teachers are Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi - Dances of Greece and Hardeep Singh Sahota - Dances of North India. Registration information (including deadlines).

Link of the week: Fire Ant Frolic (2012).
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