AIFD Newsletter
April 20, 2013
This week at dancing

Vlad Misi
Misi Tsurikov once again will DJ another great evening of dancing. This week he will be assisted by Vlad Codrea.

Teaching: Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.
Kathleen McDonagh Join us this week as Kathleen McDonagh reviews dances both new and old. At 7:30, we'll begin with some classic dances sure to be featured at our upcoming Golden Oldies party. Later in the evening, Kathleen will teach Siriysko Horo, an energetic and engaging Syrian line dance popular in the Bulgaian community of Chicago.

Saturday, April 20th
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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these upcoming events

April 27 - Golden Oldies Party!!
Golden Oldies 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 will get you on the floor dancing.

May 18 - Home Grown Contra Band and AIFD Elections!!
Home Grown Contra Band Enjoy a fun evening of live music on May 18th when the Homegrown Contra Band plays 2 sets of international music, along with a contra or two.

Ballot boxThat same evening, during 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(s):
VaNa MaZi From Genevieve Kent: VaNa MaZi will be playing at the Russian House this Thursday (4/18) at 9pm. In case you missed the extremely fun event there last month, the Russian House is an amazing venue, and Vana Mazi has an incredible repertoire of folk dances. They will be going on a 3 month long tour soon, so come dance to them while they're still around!
La Strada - this Saturday from 10-11:30 am at the farmer's market in downtown Austin (Republic Square). The band includes AIFD's own Dee McCandless on accordion. Dee reports that their repertoire will include plenty of danceable music.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Get ready for
Golden Oldies Night!!
Saturday, April 27th

Golden OldiesA very special evening of dancing is planned for this coming April 27th. Franklin Houston will Franklin present a program of “Golden Oldies” (dances introduced to AIFD before 1980, dances taught by Bobbi Gillotti and dances taught by Dick Crum). The program will have something for everyone. Many of the dances will be easy enough for the newer dancer, while a number of them will be challenging enough for the most experienced dancer.

Golden Oldies Check out the webpage for this event for biographies of Bobbie Gilloti and Dick Crum, as well as a list of dances that Franklin will choose his program from.

Make sure to attend the newcomers class this week when Kathleen McDonagh walks through some of these classic dances.

Link of the week: La Strada playing at the Austin Farmers Market 2 years ago.
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