AIFD Newsletter
August 25, 2017
PencilsBack To SchoolThis Friday at dancing:
Back To School Nite!!!!
Mike DJ's, Lila assists.
Mike ReveszLila LuceCap off the summer and celebrate the start of another school year at AIFD! Enjoy light refreshments and fun, easy dances for the whole family. Our DJ for this fun evening will be Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: What I did on my summer vacation: Holly Plotner will continue teaching dances from Greece, Albania and Bulgaria learned on her annual trek to Balkan Camp. The featured teaching will be Čičovato Horo, a lively club dance from Bulgaria.

Friday, August 25, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.
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Special announcements:
Hot summer sweat!!!
Do you have any teaching requests?

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

Cake September 8: September Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in September, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

September 22: AIFD Open House!!!
It's time for our FREE annual open house! Join us from 7:00 to 9:45 for a festive event with plenty of dance teaching for newcomers. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers to come and discover the joy of folk music and dance!

Slavadillo September 29: An evening with Slavadillo!!!
Enjoy an evening of boisterous live music from our resident folk quartet, Slavadillo! We’ll be treated to the instrumental and vocal stylings of Anne Alexander, Don Weeda, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz.
Link of the week:
Zydeco line dance.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
We will not be meeting during the summer. We will resume in the fall. Keep an eye out.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Texas Camp 2017
Registration is now open!!!

(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
Registration link.
Click on picture for full size flyer.

Fri-Sat, Sep 29-30 85th Austin Mediterranean Festival!!!
The Austin Mediterranean Festival is one of the oldest and most popular food festivals in Austin: an Austin tradition for more than 80 years! The 85th Mediterranean Festival will be held on Friday, September 29th, 6 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, September 30th, noon to 11 pm. Join us again this year for an even greater fun filled weekend!

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