AIFD Newsletter
April 28, 2017
This Friday at dancing:
Madeline DJs, Mark assists.
Madeline BrockMark EdwardsJoin us for a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Mark Edwards.
Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, Holly Plotner will be teaching dances from the 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. This will be a great opportunity to review the dances you learned if you attended the festival and to learn some dances if you were unable to attend. Teaching begins at 7.

Friday, April 28, 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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New sign in process at HRC starting in May.
As many folks have heard, Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) is developing a new system to better track usage of PARD facilities. The new process will be implemented in May. You can find details about the process here.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
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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.

Friday, May 19: HRC closed. Potluck at Stephanie's House!!!
Stephanie Anderson Hancock Rec Center will be closed for maintenance. Join us instead at Stephanie Anderson's house for a potluck. Stephanie says: "My place isn’t huge, but people seem to be able to dance in small spaces, and if nothing else, it’ll be a wonderful opportunity to just hang out and talk! I also have a back porch and yard." More details forthcoming.
Link of the week:
Mayflower Morris Dance Blackadder.

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:

Christian Cie Wednesday, April 26: 4th Wednesday Scandi Dance!!
Austin Scandi Dancers7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free. Hosted this month by Christian Cie.

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!

May Day Poem
- Molly Walton (click on poem to see full size).
Mayday poem
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