AIFD Newsletter
April 13, 2013
This week at dancing
Misi Iola
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing DJ'd by Misi Tsurikov.

Assisting Misi will be AIFD's own president, Iola Hallock.

dance circle
Mike Revesz Teaching:
WARNING: The following announcement may contain certain inaccuracies: In this week's Newcomer's Class Mike Revesz flawlessly presents the favorite dance of every single Austin folk dancer; and EVERYONE gets a pony. Don't miss it if you can.

Saturday, April 13th
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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Be the Tipping Point

Wear a folk costume to dancing just for fun.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Late April or early May - Golden Oldies Party!!
Franklin Enjoy a fun evening with the great dance classics introduced by teachers who really helped inspire folk dancing. Franklin Houston will dig into his wealth of knowledge and experience to create a delightful program that we will publish in the newsletter and on ahead of time so that you’ll be ready to hit the floor dancing. Stay tuned for the exact date.

May 18 - AIFD Elections!!
Ballot boxDuring announcements (9:30) we will hold elections for the AIFD board of directors. Want to know more about board positions or are you interested in running? Contact a board member.

Complete list of upcoming events.
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from various AIFD events.
"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 and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, May 31, 2013, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
Masha French dancing: Dear fellow folk dancers, If you have time this Saturday 1-3pm, and you would like to participate in demonstrating/teaching several French folk dances at the George Washington Carver Center, please email me at The Center is hosting a festival of French culture, and some interactive dancing demos and lessons would be very welcome. Thanks very much! Masha (AIFD's VP).

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
My Papa’s Waltz
By Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.
And speaking of waltz ---

Austin social dance Richard Powers is hosting Austin Waltz Weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday with Richard Powers. The event is designed for dancers comfortable with at least one form of a waltz. Details and fees on their website.

Link of the week: Bourree Gannatoise
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