AIFD Newsletter
April 1, 2016
This Friday at dancing
April Fools HatApril Fools HatApril Fools' Party!!!
Madeline DJs, David assists.
Get ready for a topsy-turvy, April Fools-y night of dancing, with extended hours: 7 to 10:45 pm. You’ll be beguiled by our festive dances and Madeline BrockDavid Liangtreated to a special demonstration by the Csárdás Hungarian Dancers. And we might even get a visit from a loud and brassy bunch... Madeline Brock will be our DJ. She will be assisted by David Liang.
MisiTeaching: At 7 pm, Misi Tsurikov will quickly review the SAFDF 2016 dances from last week's newcomers' session. We'll feature more teaching of SAFDF dances next week!

Friday, April 1st, 7-10:45 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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Friday, April 8th: April Birthday and Anniversary Celebration
CakeIt's time to celebrate all of our dancers with a birthday or anniversary in April. Come to folk dancing to dance with them, serenade them, and feed them cake!

Four Balkan Dancers
In the AIFD mailbox: From Ingrid Huskey -

"Dear Folk Dancers:
We've almost made it through a winter in Colorado. I have not been able to folk dance since November Mailboxdue to health problems. I'm going to fly to Norfolk, VA, to spend one week with my son and his family. Some of you will remember my daughter-in-law Birgit Huskey. She folk dances in Norfolk and belongs to a Polish-dance-performing group. When I return to Colorado Springs, I will have to have a knee operation (arthroscopy). I hope by next summer I return to folk dancing. Best regards to all those who remember me." - Ingrid Huskey
Link of the week:
SST- SA Turkish Folk Dance: Houston 2016 .

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
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.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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:

Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3rd: HONK!TX
Belt This year's HONK!TX Community Festival will feature 2 great Balkan brass bands that will keep your feet nimble: BDT (Bucharest Drinking Team, a local group including some of the talented members of Minor Mishap, and The M9,The M9 from Seattle Washington. They will be playing on March 31st at 10pm and 11:10pm respectively at The Sidewinder (715 Red River). Also check out the HONK!TX schedule for many other performance times and locations.

Saturday April 9th, 3-6pm: AIO Annual Garden Concert.
AIO Join us at the AIO Annual Garden Concert for an afternoon of music ~ dancing ~ and delicious gluten-free desserts. Bring a picnic if you'd like. Annoying Instrument Orchestra with special guests to be announced. Friends and Family welcome! Elm House Garden.

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