AIFD Newsletter
October 27, 2012
This week at dancing

Halloween Party!!!
ghost Come celebrate Halloween as your favorite international ghostly terror. We will Madeline have devilish dancing, a potluck snack table and rumor has we near the witching hour.....a roaming spirit may visit bringing live music to our hall. Our DJ for this fun evening will be the talented and devilishly creative Madeline Brock. Better be there to believe it! And bring a trick or treat for the snack table.

Scared of Boo-fcansko?Sally Horrified by Horror-onsky Czardas? Come in from the darkness as Misi spirit guide Sally (aka Kathleen McDonagh) leads walk-throughs of frightening folk dances. Then walk the "Devil's Path" with mystical Misi Tsurikov, as he teaches Drumul Dracului, a Moldavian Csango dance that, some say, will banish evil spirits!

7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Dress up for the Halloween party.

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Upcoming events

KabileSaturday, November 3rd, Kabilé. Join AIFD as we host Kabilé for a great evening of Bulgarian music and dancing. This is a very special event with an internationally reknown group. Click here for more information. $10 at the door.

Texas Camp TIFD - Thanksgiving Dance Camp Texas camp is a great way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The food is terrific, dancing fun, and facilities very comfortable. This year Yulian Yordanov will be teaching dances from Bulgaria. Registration applications must be postmarked by October 31st, so don't dilly dally if you are considering attending. For more information, see TIFD's camp registration page.

Texas Camp Come celebrate Chuck Roth's 80th Birthday Party with a FREE night of folk and contra dancing on Saturday, December 1st at HRC. More details forthcoming.

(Complete list of upcoming events)
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing
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 and 2nd Fri, HRC
5th Friday Multicultural Dance Next event, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:

AIOAIO at Tom's Tabooley
Austin's own Annoying Instruments Orchestra (AIO) plays at Tom's Tabooley, 2928 Guadalupe St, on Sunday, 10/28, from noon-2pm. There is plenty of parking on Sundays at Burger Tex and El Patio.

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Link of the week: Cobankat - One of the many dances Jo always loved to lead.
Memorial for Jo Soto

Jo Soto

A Memorial will be held for Jo at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Avenue, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. The service in the Sanctuary will be followed by a life celebration reception in Howson Hall. Guests are welcome to bring a dish to share and wear an article of red clothing.

Anyone who would like to play some folk music in her honor is welcome to bring their instrument. Please contact Genevieve Kent ( / 512-919-2493) so that she can coordinate a loose set list that includes easy dances and some of Jo's favorites.
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