AIFD Newsletter
April 11th, 2015
This week at dancing
Live Music with La Strada!!!
Mike DJs, Lindsay assists.
La StradaEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with live music provided by La Strada!! La Strada plays several well known dance tunes and is always a blast to have at Saturday Night. For a taste of the great music in store for you, here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets. Mike Revesz will DJ this fun evening. He will be assisted by Lindsay Orlando. Mike Revesz
Lindsay Orlando
Teaching: Madeline Brock will start the evening at 7:30 pm with class #12 of our spring Madeline2015 newcomers' semester. The semester presents dance fundamentals and etiquette, introduced through some of our favorite folk dances. It is a great way for newcomers to learn what is so fun about dancing in general and folk dancing in particular.

Saturday, April 11th
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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May 2nd: Election Night & May Birthday Celebration.

AIFD Elections, May 2nd
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 2nd at Saturday Night Dancing. If you would like to run for one of the positions, please talk to someone on the current Board or email the AIFD Board at

The Board positions are as follows:
Ballot boxVice President
Teaching Director
Program Director

If you would like to know more about Board positions and responsibilities, check out the AIFD Elections page.

Special Notice for May 9 & 16!!!
Hancock will Under constructionbe refinishing the floors between May 9th and May 17th. As such, AIFD will NOT meet at HRC on May 9th and May 16th.
When AIFD returns to HRC on May 23rd, be prepared for the possibility of residual fumes.
Other dance links
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AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
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

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
dance circle
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Sunday, April 12, 4-9pm: Bob Leibman's Birthday Party!!
Food, music, drink, dance?, videos. 6000 Mount Bonnell Cove (in hills near Mesa & 2222), 512-420-0218, All invited.
April 18-26: Espirit! by Tapestry Dance.
Tapestry Dance has brought in dance companies from around Austin and the world for a single, collaborative performance experience. For full details and ticket information, check out the event website.
April 30-May 2: Sephardic Crossroads, 2015.
Michelle Alany & the Memoriana Collective are excited to present an amazing consciousness-raising 3-day concert series to celebrate ancient traditional music of the Jewish people of Spain & Portugal, who were expelled from their lands between 1492-1496.
April 30th, 7-9pm, Sanctuary Chapel at JCC, $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.
May 1st, 6:30-9pm, Central Market North, as part of “Passport Greece”.
May 2nd, 6:30-9pm, Community of Christ, 2132 Bluebonnet Lane. $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.

Link of the week: Loreena McKennitt Night Ride Across the Caucasus.
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