AIFD Newsletter
April 5, 2014
This week at dancing
Misi DJs, Lila assists.
MisiLila LuceEnjoy a fun evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Misi Tsurikov. Misi will be assisted by Lila Luce.
Teaching: This week we continue our teaching of dances from SAFDF 2014! Misi Tsurikov will again include some of the easier ones in the newcomers' session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Later, don't miss one of Miroslav Marcetic's masterclass dances -- the fast and fabulous Vlasinka, from southeastern Serbia, brought to AIFD by Holly Plotner. Then, look for a review of Pre Picior, another one of Miroslav's aerobic Serbian dances taught 2 weeks ago by Misi.

Saturday, April 5th
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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Thanks for a Great Mad Hatter's Ball!!
Madd HatterThanks to everyone who made last week's Mad Hatter's Ball such a success. Misi has compiled an album of snapshots for all to enjoy.

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

April 19 - Nefesh Joykestra!!!
Nefesh Celebrate Easter with the lively folk dance tunes of Nefesh Joykestra: Michelle Alany-Violin/Vocals, Shirley Johnson-Accordion-Vocals, Jesse Berkowitz-Guitar, Benjamin Alany-Dumbek, Ben Saffer-Clarinet, Brad Houser-Bass, and John Bush-Drums.

April 26 - Korobushka returns!!!
GenevieveKorobushka rejoins AIFD for a lively spring reprieve guaranteed to chase away those winter blues. Sunny days are on their way. Come celebrate!!
Other dance links
See our complete list
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"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, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Sketchy Guys
Every year or so it is worth posting a link to "Sketchy Guys". Written by Richard Powers, the social dance instructor at Stanford, Sketchy guysSketchy Guys is a simple and to the point primer on some basic social dance etiquette.

Written primarily for Richard Powers' students in his social dance classes, Sketchy Guys provides some great pointers for all types of social dance events.

Taking the simple tips to heart and you can help make all social dance venues fun and enjoyable for everyone.
Link of the week: Korean folk dancing.
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