AIFD Newsletter
September 23, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Mike DJ, David assists.
Mike ReveszDavid Liang Enjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by David Liang.
Teaching: Come to teaching this week for Italian / American night. Robert Sampson Robert Sampsonwill be teaching an old-time favorite Italian dance, Graziella Mazurka. He will follow that dance with the featured teaching of 6-count swing. This is the basic step for all country western and east coast swing dancing. Robert will emphasize how to dance and communicate with a partner. Teaching begins at 7.

Friday, September 23, 7-9:45 pm
The 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)

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Hancock Recreation Center's 70th Anniversary celebration, originally scheduled for this Saturday, September 24th, has been postponed until Saturday, November 5th. More details will be made available as we get closer to the date. .

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Friday, October 7th: AIFD Open House!!!
dance circle It's time for our FREE annual open house! Join us from 7:00 to 9:45 for a festive event with plenty of dance teaching for newcomers. Feel free to invite anyone to come and discover the joy of folk music and dance!

CakeFriday, October 14th: October Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in October, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Trumpet Friday, November 18th: Texas Camp Band at AIFD!!
Enjoy a preview of this year’s Texas Camp music at dancing -- provided by members of the Texas Camp Band.
Mark GilstonCongratulations to Mark Gilston for winning first place in the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship - Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, KS (9/16/16). Here is the tune Mark played at the competition.

Link of the week:
East Coast Swing Lesson.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Upcoming "other dance" features:

September 23rd & 24th: 84th Annnual St. Elias Mediterranean Festival!!
Enjoy one of Austin’s most beloved, delicious, and fun-filled festivals—the St. Elias Mediterranean Festival SEPTEMBER 23RD & 24TH. Friday 6 - 11 and Saturday Noon - 11 pm. Free Admission Saturday, Noon to 4:00 p.m! This year’s festival will be the 84th annual edition of this event, named one of Central Texas' Top 10 Food Festivals by the Austin Chronicle. Tickets and full details at

November 4-6: OCIFD 33rd Annual Old Country Weekend
Join the Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers for a lively weekend of teaching, dancing, and live music. See the event flier for full details, including fees, location, and registration info.

November 5: HRC's 70th Anniversary
Details forthcoming.

Texas Camp 2016!!
Tcamp 2016Registration is open for Texas Camp 2016. If you are a member of TIFD, a registration packet should have arrived. Alternatively, registration details, online registration form, and camp information are available at Key dates:
October 1Deadline for all scholarship applications
October 15Deadline for “family priority” private housing requests
November 1Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8Absolute last day to register!
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