AIFD Newsletter
April 25th, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
Franklin DJs, assisted by Dee.
Franklin HoustonDee McCandlessEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
Teaching: Madeline Brock will start the evening at 7:30 with class #14 of our spring Madeline2015 newcomers' semester. The semester presents dance fundamentals and etiquette, introduced through some of our favorite folk dances. It is a great way for newcomers to learn what is so fun about dancing in general and folk dancing in particular.

Saturday, April 25th
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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May 2nd: Election Night & May Birthday Celebration.

Special Notice for May 9 & 16!!!
Hancock will Under constructionbe refinishing the floors between May 9th and May 17th. As such, AIFD will NOT meet at HRC on May 9th and May 16th.
We won't let the fact that Hancock is closed stand in our way!! On May 9th plan to gather at Lila's House. If you don't know where Lila's house is, come to folk dancing before May 9th and ask someone.

AIFD Elections, May 2nd
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 2nd at Saturday Night Dancing. If you would like to run for one of the positions, please talk to someone on the current Board or email the AIFD Board at

The Board positions are as follows: President, Ballot boxVice President, Teaching Director, Program Director, Secretary, Treasurer.

If you would like to know more about Board positions and responsibilities, check out the AIFD Elections page.
Other dance links
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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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
April 18-26: Espirit! by Tapestry Dance.
Tapestry Dance has brought in dance companies from around Austin and the world for a single, collaborative performance experience. For full details and ticket information, check out the event website.
April 30-May 2: Sephardic Crossroads, 2015.
Michelle Alany & the Memoriana Collective are excited to present an amazing consciousness-raising 3-day concert series to celebrate ancient traditional music of the Jewish people of Spain & Portugal, who were expelled from their lands between 1492-1496.
April 30th, 7-9pm, Sanctuary Chapel at JCC, $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.
May 1st, 6:30-9pm, Central Market North, as part of “Passport Greece”.
May 2nd, 6:30-9pm, Community of Christ, 2132 Bluebonnet Lane. $10 in advance (contact Michelle), $12 at the door.

Link of the week: SAFDF 2015 concert (just released). Thanks to Misi Tsurikov for the link.
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