AIFD Newsletter
October 25th, 2014
This week at dancing
John DJ's, assisted by Brenda.
John ScalesBrenda BentonEnjoy a lively evening of request folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Brenda Benton.
HollyTeaching: Come at 7:30 p.m. for a unique dance adventure -- a '6 in 1' class led by Holly Plotner. From lesnoto to cocek and in between, 6 dances that are really all the same dance. Kind of like a geometry proof!

Saturday, October 25th
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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Sunday, Oct 26, noon-5, AIFD at Polkapocalypse.
Get your polka going at this year's Polkapocalypse Celebration - a tribute to the rich history and traditions of the polka. This year's event will feature some incredible bands, including Brave Combo, Los Morales Boyz, the Fabulous Polkasonics and Conjunto Los Pinkys. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751.
While at Polkapocalypse, come visit the AIFD information table and, if you have a little spare time, help man the table. If you would like to volunteer ahead of time, let Brenda know at
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.
Other dance links
See our complete list
AIFD upcoming events.
Be a folk dance ambassador.
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
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
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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Upcoming "other dance" features:
(Complete list here)

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 Remember to register for Texas Camp! Early registration ends November 1 and the absolute last day to register is November 8. 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.

Link of the week: El Jaraba Tapatio - at a Dia De Los Muertos celebration.
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