AIFD Newsletter
August 1st, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
One Hit Wonders Night!!!
Holly DJs, assisted by David.
Holly PlotnerDavid Liang Come celebrate August 1 with a program featuring 1 figure dances. Holly Plotner will DJ, assisted by David Liang.
MisiTeaching: We continue Summer School - By Popular Demand! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Misi Tsurikov will continue leading us through our top 100 favorite dances. Later, Misi will share a couple of fun dances taught by John and Aylwen Gardiner-Garden at IFCC's Regency dance workshop last weekend

Saturday, August 1st
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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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Saturday, August 8th: Polar Exposure and Birthday / Anniversary Celebration!
CakeChill out at the height of summer as we take to high and mighty latitudes, exploring the dances from our planet’s polar regions! We’ll also be celebrating August birthdays and anniversaries. Do you or a fellow folk dancer have a birthday or anniversary in August? Come out and enjoy some cake!

Saturday, August 22nd: Live Music with La Strada!!
La StradaEnjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of our returning champions, La Strada! Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets.
Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
Latvian Flash Mob FOLK Dance.

Other dance links
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam, each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Wednesdays: Scandinavian Music Jams!!
The Austin Scandi Folk Music & Dance community holds FREE weekly jam sessions at the back room of Austin Scandi Dancersthe Hancock Rec Center! A themed session runs from 7:30 to about 8:15, followed by a regular jam. All levels welcome! Bring your instrument of choice, or come out and dance to the music! These upcoming events are scheduled:
August 5: Singing, led by Stephanie Anderson
August 12: Open mic performances
August 19: Slow jam for newcomers, led by Holly Plotner

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