AIFD Newsletter
August 22nd, 2015
9/26 .. Saturday to Friday.. 10/2 - Get ready for the "Big Switch" :
Saturday, September 26th: Farewell to Saturday!!
AIFD's last Saturday at Hancock Recreation Center. We'll have live music and turn it into a great celebration.
Friday, October 2nd: Welcome to Friday!!
Our first Friday at Hancock Recreation Center. We will make it an Open House, so invite all of your friends!
This week at dancing
Live Music with La Strada!!!
Iola DJ's, Kathleen assists.
La StradaIola HallockEnjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of La Strada!! La Strada's repertoire includes a number of our favorite folk dance tunes, as well as other dance classics, all of which will have you swirling and turning on the dance floor.Kathleen McDonagh Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets. Iola Hallock will be our DJ. She will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
MisiTeaching: Only 2 more weeks of Summer School - By Popular Demand! Join us at 7:30 p.m. sharp as Misi Tsurikov continues leading us through our top 100 favorite dances.

Saturday, August 22nd
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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Saturday, September 12th: September Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have a September birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!

Saturday, September 19th: Walk, Talk, and Dance like a Pirate Day!
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and what’s a band of landlocked pirates Pirateto do, but gambol the night away? So don yer finest high-seas garb, and let’s shiver the timbers of Hancock! We’ll take no prisoners, only yer demands for dances from the shores of faraway lands… Yarrr.

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Link of the week:
Samarina Tsatsos folk dance August 2012.

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 and Dance!!
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. Bring your instrument of choice, or come out and dance to the music! Then once a month the Scandi group will devote the entire evening to dancing. All levels welcome! These upcoming events are scheduled:
August 26: Monthly Dance!! Come on out and dance to some lovely Scandinavian tunes! The evening features Live Music from the Scandi Jam group, Holly and Mark, Stephanie Anderson, and AIO. The resplendent Iola Hallock hosts the evening.

Saturday, September 5th Brazil Day Austin 2015
Brazil Day Austin 2015 is the biggest Brazilian music festival of the year. You will experience continuous entertainment from 7pm to 1am by some of the best Brazilian acts in Austin. Brazilian food by Boteco Food Truck. Brazilian drinks and other drink specials available from Texas White Hat Rum. Tickets here. This an all ages show. Children under 12 free.
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