AIFD Newsletter
April 12, 2014
This week at dancing
Sharon DJs, Dee assists.
Sharon CasteelDee McCandless Enjoy a fun evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
Teaching: Misi Tsurikov will kick off the evening with another one of his fantastic newcomer's sessions. Later Michel Breger will teach Mechol Halahat, an Israeli "partner-opposite-partner" dance presented to us by Sanna Longden at SAFDF 2014. Then Holly Plotner will review Vlasinka, the Serbian dance from SAFDF 2014 that she taught last week.
Misi Michel_BregerHolly

Saturday, April 12th
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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April 19 - Nefesh Joykestra!!!
Nefesh Celebrate Easter with the lively folk dance tunes of Nefesh Joykestra: Michelle Alany-Violin/Vocals, Shirley Johnson-Accordion-Vocals, Jesse Berkowitz-Guitar, Benjamin Alany-Dumbek, Ben Saffer-Clarinet, Brad Houser-Bass, and John Bush-Drums.

April 26 - Korobushka returns!!!
GenevieveKorobushka rejoins AIFD for a lively spring reprieve guaranteed to chase away those winter blues. Sunny days are on their way. Come celebrate!!

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
Other dance links
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World's words - updated by Misi.
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Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"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, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Elections, May 17th
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 17th 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.
Link of the week: Mechol Halahat - Israel.
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