AIFD Newsletter
April 8, 2016
This Friday at dancing
CakeApril Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!!
Holly DJ's, RosieLee assists.
Holly PlotnerRosieLee SalinasDo you have an April birthday or anniversary or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake! This lively event will be DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
Teaching: At 7 pm, Misi Tsurikov will present more newcomer-friendly dances from SAFDF 2016. Misi Sarah_Wendtlandt_ALWC_76x104Then, we welcome Sarah Wendtlandt in her AIFD teaching debut! Sarah will teach 'Valse Des Cerfs-Volants', introduced at SAFDF by France Bourque-Moreau. Finally, don't miss Holly's review of Drjanovska Racenica, the gentle Bulgarian dance that she taught 2 weeks ago.

Friday, April 8th, 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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Don't be "sketchy".
Sketchy Guys
Once a year it is nice to include a primer from Richard Powers about Richard Powersgood dance etiquette: "Sketchy Guys". While it applies mainly to couples dancing, it has some good notes that everyone can benefit from. And while the term is somewhat sexist, for the most part it is guys who behave inappropriately, so they get the label.

What is a sketchy guy?
  1. Any man who is physically or emotionally rough with his partner, with a controlling attitude.
  2. A man who corrects his partner.
  3. A man who tries to pick up a woman on the dance floor.
  4. Stinky guys (and women).
Give it a read for full and share it readily.
Richard Powers is the social dance instructor at Stanford University. One of his fields of study is the history of dance, about which he has developed fascinating insights. Among the many people he has inspired is Campbell Miller, one of the instructors at Texas Camp, 2015.
Link of the week:
Drjanovska Racenica.

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.)
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
4/6 Singing with Stephanie Anderson
4/13 Jam led by Mark Gilston
4/20 Slow jam led by Holly Plotner
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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Saturday April 9th, 3-6pm: AIO Annual Garden Concert.
AIO Join us at the AIO Annual Garden Concert for an afternoon of music ~ dancing ~ and delicious gluten-free desserts. Bring a picnic if you'd like. AIO with special guests to be announced. Friends and Family welcome! Elm House Garden.

Four Balkan Dancers

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