AIFD Newsletter
April 12, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Sharon DJs, Kathleen assists.
April Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Sharon CasteelKathleen McDonaghEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in April? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Madeline BrockStephanie AndersonTeaching: Come at 7 pm for teaching designed for people new to folk dancing, and those looking for a refresher on dance basics. In addition, Stephanie Anderson will continue her April series for basic Scandinavian dance skills and Hambo.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, April 12, 7-9:45 pm.
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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Fridays in April: Spring Scandi: Hambo
If you’ve been sitting this fun dance out, now is your chance to jump up and join in. During the month of April, Stephanie Anderson will be teaching basic Scandinavian dance skills and Hambo during Madeline Brock's regular beginner teaching sessions, beginning April 5th, at 7:00 pm. Join us!

Bunny Hop Party 2018 Friday, April 19: Bunny Hop Party!!!
Our Second Annual Bunny Hop! Will the Bunny show up this year and lead us in the Bunny Hop or Bunny Pravo? Photo from last year's Bunny Hop Party!!! Click on picture to enlarge.

Sketchy Guys

Sketchy Guys

Once a year it is nice to post this little primer from Richard Powers, the Social Dance Instructor at Stanford and a recent teacher at Texas Camp. It provides simple yet important guidelines on proper dance etiquette that can come in very handy. Check it out.
Link of the week:

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's photo albums.
AIFD Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
Austin Barn Dancers
Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center.
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at or visit for more information.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-9:30
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
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Austin Scandi Dancers Wednesdays, April 10 & 24:
2nd & 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!

7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.

Sonnet 98:
From you have I been absent in the spring

by William Shakespeare.

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight
Drawn after you, – you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

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