AIFD Newsletter
April 14, 2017
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
April Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Holly DJs, David assists.
Holly PlotnerDavid LiangDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in April? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! Our DJ for this lively evening will be Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by David Liang.
Michel_BregerTeaching: This week, Michel Breger will present the final teaching session of his three dances from Israel and Germany/Austria. The featured teaching will be our old favorite Zillertaler Landler, slightly changed to the elegant and authentic way it is done in the Zillertal and all over Austria. Come at 7 to enjoy these dances.

Friday, April 14, 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)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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Friday, April 21: Women Singing.
Join us for a lively evening of folk dancing as we welcome Women Singing (Anne Alexander, Dee McCandless, Kathleen McDonagh, Holly Plotner, and Joane Rylander) to AIFD to perform a set of fantastic folk songs!

Friday, May 12: Elections and May Birthdays.
CakeBallot box Come to folk dancing to vote for the 2017-18 AIFD Board! We’ll also celebrate our fellow dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in May.

Under construction Friday, May 19: No Dancing - HRC closed.
Hancock Rec Center will be closed for maintenance.

Dancing makes you smarterDancing Makes You Smarter, Longer.

"... Most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter..."

If you haven't read it yet, check out this fun essay by Richard Powers.
Link of the week:
Accent: music and dance of the Georgia Sea Islands (1962)
- What was on TV 55 years ago.

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
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie’s house;
2nd Wed: Music Jam, HRC;
4th Wed: Music jam or dance review, HRC;
Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, HRC;
No partners necessary for dance.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. 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:

Wednesday, April 19: Balkan Dance.
Balkan statesJoin 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing,
7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center,
2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.

Sunday, April 30: Women Singing.
Balkan statesWomen Singing (Anne Alexander, Dee McCandless, Kathleen McDonagh, Holly Plotner, and Joane Rylander) will be performing at 1:15 and 2:30 PM at Central Market as part of the Texas Community Music Festival. Come say hi, enjoy the music, and perhaps even dance a little!

Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page or simply print and complete the membership form.

Four Balkan Dancers

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