AIFD Newsletter
September 29, 2017
SlavadilloThis Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, Dee assists.
Sharon CasteelDee McCandlessEnjoy an evening of boisterous live music from our resident folk quartet, Slavadillo! We’ll be treated to the instrumental and vocal stylings of Anne Alexander, Don Weeda, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz. Sharon Casteel will be our DJ for this fun evening. Sharon will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
dance circle
Holly PlotnerTeaching: Arrive promptly at 7 as Holly Plotner reviews some dances she taught recently, including Čičovata and Bourrée Pastourelle. Here is a fun clip of Čičovata to whet your appetite.
Friday, September 29, 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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Cake October 13: October Birthdays and Anniversaries!!!
Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in October? Come to folk dancing on this auspicious and totally non-ominous night to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

October 20: Children And Their Families!!!
Dancing Children Dances for children and their families: We are starting a quarterly program focused on teaching dances that children will enjoy. Children are the future of folk dancing, so we want them and their families to want to keep coming back. On October 20, the first ninety minutes will be geared toward dances that children and the whole family will enjoy.

La Strada October 27: Halloween alla Strada!!!
Join us for a thunderous Halloween party at AIFD, featuring live music by La Strada! Don your costumes of Halloweens past and present, bring some sweet treats for the kids, and enjoy a night of freaky tunes from Dee, Jeff, and company.

November 10: No dancing.
Hancock Rec Center will be closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Genevieve Keeping The Dance Floor Safe!!!
Thanks to Genevieve Kent for coordinating SAFE Training through the SAFE Alliance Austin. Learn more about this effort and why it is important.
Link of the week:
Swing Dance and Foxtrot at the 1939 World's Fair.

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.
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
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. This year, more teaching of old favorites. Show me the Balkan countries.
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
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Texas Camp 2017
Registration is now open!!!

(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
Registration link.
Click on picture for full size flyer.
Important registration dates:
October 1 – Deadline for all scholarship applications.
October 15 – Deadline for “family priority” private housing requests.
November 1 – Deadline for regular registration ($25 thereafter).
November 8 – Absolute last day to register!

Fri-Sat, Sep 29-30: 85th Austin Mediterranean Festival!!!
The Austin Mediterranean Festival is one of the oldest and most popular food festivals in Austin: an Austin tradition for more than 80 years! The 85th Mediterranean Festival will be held on Friday, September 29th, 6 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, September 30th, noon to 11 pm. Join us again this year for an even greater fun filled weekend!

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