AIFD Newsletter
August 11, 2012
This week at dancing

Misi John Scales
Programming: Misi Tsurikov, assisted by John Scales, has prepared a fun evening of ethnic shouts, shrills, and other sounds.

double right arrow Get ready to SCREAM!!!
Franklin Teaching: Franklin will teach Daichovo Horo, a syncopated rhythm dance from Bulgaria and a favorite of recreational folk dance groups. It has a simple basic step, variations called by a leader and responses from the other dancers (a perfect fit for an ethnic sounds party). It was introduced at the 1962 Texas Folk Dance Camp by Michel Cartier, a mentor of Yves Moreau. Michael Revesz will kick off the evening at 7:30 with some walk throughs and Bill will review Sitna Zborenka before 8 - so make sure to bring your belts.

7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Ethnic Exclamations!!!!

MisiEver wonder about the variety of sounds and noises that accompany our dances? Lisa yellingDid you ever restrain yourself from making a sound because you were afraid people might look at you funny? Make sure to join us this week, August 11th, when our exuberant ethnic noise expert, Misi Tsurikov, will lead us on an exploration of the folk dance soundscape, from the deepest opa's to the highest yiiiii's. Learn when, how and why we shout, squeal, trill and whoop in all your old and new favorites.
ice cream Was it "I scream" or "ice cream"? To help with the festivities, Misi will bring several gallons of ice cream and serving paraphernalia... "since that's the party when everyone can comfortably say I scream" - Misi.
Other dance links and events
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
5th Friday Multicultural Dance at HRC.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:

AIO - Annoying Instruments Orchestra
A few years ago an NPR broadcast featured the poll results of the "most annoying instruments". When she realized that those instruments were also favored by folk dancers and musicians, our own Yoshimi Masuo was inspired to create the Annoying Instruments Orchestra.

AIO will play 3 shows at the IKEA restaurant and bistro in Round Rock on Friday, August 17th. Seatings are at 4, 6, and 8. For more information and ticket prices check out the bistro's schedule.

Do you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Swedish Meatballs
Since AIO is playing at IKEA this week, I thought it would be fun to include a Swedish recipe. - Bill Ogilvie


1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup half-and-half
3/4 pound ground beef
1/4 pound ground pork
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/3 teaspoon white sugar
3 tablespoons butter

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan over low heat; cook and stir onion in melted butter until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.

Mix bread crumbs, water, and half-and-half in a large bowl; let stand for about 2 minutes. Stir cooked onion, ground beef, ground pork, salt, white pepper, and sugar into bread crumb mixture until thoroughly mixed. Shape mixture into about 48 very small meatballs.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet; add meatballs. Brown slowly, allowing about 25 minutes, until meatballs are fully cooked in the middle and no longer pink. Shake pan occasionally to cook evenly.

Link of the week: Mark Gilston, who frequently performs with AIO, plays Bourrée Bouscatel on the mountain dulcimer
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