AIFD Newsletter
April 27, 2013
This week at dancing
Golden Oldies Night!!

Golden OldiesJoin AIFD this week for a very special evening of dancing. 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 Iola newer dancer, while a number of them will be challenging enough for the most experienced dancer. Franklin will be assisted by AIFD's own president, Iola Hallock.

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.

The Golden Oldies party will kick off promptly at 7:30 - so get to dancing early so you don't miss anything.

Saturday, April 27th
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 18 - Home Grown Contra Band
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.

May 18 - AIFD Elections!!!
Ballot boxAt around 9:30 that same evening AIFD 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.
Currently Misi Tsurikov, Franklin Houston, and Michel Breger are interested in running for Teaching Director, Program Director, and Treasurer respectively. President, Vice President, and Secretary are still wide open.
Board appointed positions: Franklin Houston will continue as registered agent, music librarian, and AIFD manual owner.
Misi Tsurikov will continue as assistant music librarian.
Bill Ogilvie will continue as webmaster and newsletter editor.
Want more info?
Click here for a description of board duties.
Click here for a list of current board members.

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:
West disaster WEST: The tragedy in West has touched many in the dance community. If you are looking for ways to provide assistance to victimes of the disaster, we found a couple of good websites have links to support organizations: and KVUE.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Why run for the AIFD board?
AIFD headerThe Austin International Folk Dancers group has been around for over 50 years now. As with many healthy dance groups, AIFD thrives over the long AIFD Historyhaul through annual elections of a board of directors.

Board members help the group navigate through changing times and technologies, as well as changing tastes and interests of new generations. Board members also set the tone for the group, ensuring that Saturday Nights are welcoming to newcomers while also making the evenings fun and interesting for experienced dancers.

A healthy board depends on new people running for offices. So, if you see yourself attending Saturday Night at least once a month over the next year, we encourage you to consider running for the AIFD board. If you are interested, please contact one of the current board members.
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