AIFD Newsletter
April 29, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Sharon DJ's, Jasmine assists.
Sharon CasteelJasmine Guha-Castle Enjoy a lively and fun evening of folk dancing with DJ Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle.
Teaching: Madeline Brock will kick off the evening with a fun and lively newcomers' class. Later, for the featured teaching, Holly Plotner will teach Čestata, a dance from northeast Bulgaria presented by Yves Moreau at SAFDF 2016. Then, look for David Liang's review of Sardana Curta, the dance from Spain that he taught us last week.
MadelineHollyDavid Liang

Friday, April 29th, 7-9:45 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, May 6th: Children's Hour.
Join us for a special event designed with our youngest folk dancers in mind!Dancing Children During an extended newcomer’s session from 7 - 8 p.m., Madeline Brock and Kathleen McDonagh will teach fun and exciting dances sure to appeal to the young (and young at heart). So, bring your kids both little and big; and remember, children 16 and under dance for free *every* Friday evening!

Friday, May 13th: Elections and May Birthday.
CakeBallot boxIt’s that time of year to elect the AIFD Board. We’ll host the elections after announcements at Friday night dancing. Also, if you or a fellow folk dancer has a birthday or anniversary in May, come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Friday, May 20th: No dancing - floor refinishing.
Under constructionHancock Recreation Center will be closed for floor maintenance, so we will not be meeting at our usual location this week. Keep your eyes and ears open at dancing for a possible alternative meeting location.

Friday, June 3rd: Live Music with Homegrown!
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing featuring live international folk and contra music by Homegrown! This band originated at the 2004 Home Grown Contra BandTexas Camp to provide live music for contras. Eventually, the Austin members of that band formed a group to play contra (and later international) music for contra and folk dance events. Homegrown musicians include Anne Alexander (saz, hurdy gurdy, whistle, fiddle, and percussion), Norris Foster Harrell (keyboard and vocals), Holly Plotner (fiddle and vocals), Joane Rylander (mandolin, percussion, and vocals), Franklin Houston (trumpet, accordion, and Moldvai flute), and Dena Houston (guitar and percussion).
Link of the week:

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.)
AIFD Feared 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
4/27 Dance party
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
Passover Happy Passover
- From AIFD.

Bubble Sort
Bubble sort
This video combines two of my most favorite activities: computer programming and dancing. In this case, the dance is a sequence from the "Csángó", a really fun and very old dancing style from an ethnographic group living in Hungary and Romania. It is being used to represent how a "bubble sort" works. code snippet A more pragmatic example of a bubble sort is at the Austin International Folk Dancers newsletter archive page. When you click on the link, a script does a bubble sort of all the newsletter files, putting them in reverse chronological order. The names are then displayed links that point to the corresponding file. All this is done in a blink of an eye. - Billy O.
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