October 19, 2018
This Friday at dancing:|
October Birthdays and Anniversaries!!!
Sharon DJs, Jeff assists.
|Join us this Friday for a lively evening of folk dancing. Our DJ will be Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jeff Kessel. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in October with song, dance, and cake.
|Teaching: Join us for a continuation of some lively teaching of Evangelina, a dance from Mexico. Elsa Y. Nelligan from Ballet Folklorico Mexikayotl will be our special guest instructor.|
|Contra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:15 (just before announcements) and will be called by Nana Lopez.|
Friday, October 19, 7-9:45 pm.|
Admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.
There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)
AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.
Friday, October 26:|
Wear a folk costume, a scary costume, or come as yourself! We’ll have treats for you, too! LIVE MUSIC will be provided by AIO!! More details to come!
Friday, November 9:|
The Texas Camp Band!!
Our annual tradition of having the Texas Camp Band come and play for us prior to Texas Camp, which will be two weeks later.
Friday, November 16:|
November Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in November? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!
November 22-25: TEXAS CAMP:|
We hope to see you there. We won't be meeting at HRC on Friday, November 23rd.
AIFD White Board Replacement Debut
This week we will debut the display of the playlist on a wireless TV screen, which will sit on the mantle above the fireplace. The screen will display the dance name, country, and type (line, couple, etc.). The dance playing will be highlighted, and it will also display several upcoming dances. Sharon Casteel is doing the first pilot at dancing THIS WEEK, October 19. We plan to run the pilot for a few weeks to get feedback from programmers, assistants and dancers as to its usefulness. We will then determine whether it will continue.
Link of the week:
Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
|2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:|
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
|Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.|
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
|Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center. |
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at email@example.com or visit austinbarndancers.org for more information.
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.
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:
Wednesdays, October 10th & 23th: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Scandi Jam!!|
All instruments and dancers welcome. 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
Saturday, October 20th: More Oktoberfest!!!|
Join fellow AIFD dancers and friends to visit an authentic Texas-German Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 20 (12 - 6pm) at the great Anhalt Dance Hall, 2390 Anhalt Rd., Spring Branch, TX (Northwest of New Braunfels). More details can be found at www.anhalthall.com. The food, music and dancing there have always been wonderful!
Please let Michel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Stephanie (email@example.com) know if you are joining us. Some of us will meet at the Anhalt Dance Hall at 1 pm to enjoy the Texas-German pot-roast and sausage lunch. We may also want to share rides (as drivers or passengers).
*** "Other dance" features continued from above ***
October 26-28: Fireant Frolic!!|
The Fire Ant Frolic Weekend will be held October 26-28 at the Austin Sports Center South, 425 Woodward Street in South Austin. Details available at fireantfrolic.org.
|*** Saturday morning will include two dance workshops, waltz and schottische taught by Nick and Melissa Enge (who assisted Richard Powers at last year's Texas Camp.***
Sunday, October 28: 5th Annual Polkapocalypse!|
The FIFTH First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is once again upon us! Four awesome Polka bands will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Polish, Gypsy, and Norteno sounds! NOON - 5:30 PM, Elisabet Ney Museum. Free admission.
November 2-4: OKCIFD Old Country Weekend!!|
This year, the OKCIFD Old Country Weekend is being held on Nov 2-4 at Cross Point Camp on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma. We are featuring Yves Moreau, a fabulous dance instructor from Montreal who is a world renowned expert on Bulgarian and Balkan folk dances. We will also have the pleasure of having Don Weeda and Anne Alexander, our favorite live musicians from Austin! Join us!!!. Registration.
November 22-25: Texas Camp 2018!!|
Registration now open for Texas Camp, 2018.
||Deadlines:Ocober 1st: Bobbie Gillotti scholarship application.|
November 1st: Registration deadline with no late fee.
November 8th: Absolute last day to register (with $25 late fee).