AIFD Newsletter
October 18th, 2014
This week at dancing
Madeline BrockEnjoy a lively evening of request folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Brenda Benton and John Scales.

GenevieveTeaching: Come at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a rare treat -- the delightful energy and spirit of a newcomers' session led by Genevieve Kent!
Brenda Benton
John Scales

Saturday, October 18th
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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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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Oct 26, noon-5 - Polkapocalyptic Celebration!!
Get your polka going at this year's Polkapocolyptic Celebration - a tribute to the rick history and traditions of the polka. This year's totally awesome Bands will include Brave Combo, Los Morales Boyz, the Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751.

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: All About That Bass - I LOVE this song .. a fun way to address poor self image issues - Billy O - Ed.
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