AIFD Newsletter
August 9, 2014
This week at dancing
Sharon DJs, John assists.
Sharon CasteelJohn RamageEnjoy a great evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by John Ramage.
dance circle
Teaching: Come at 7:30 p.m. for another "World's Words" newcomers' session, MisiMichel_Bregerin which Misi Tsurikov will teach dances and bring words to the songs that go with the dance music. Then, Michel Breger will continue his teaching of Zwiefacher, bringing us some more-challenging W and D combinations!

Saturday, August 9th
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 Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

September 13 - Greek Night with Kolorash.
KolorashEnjoy a lively evening of mostly (but not all) Greek dances with live music by Kolorash. Lisa Schneider (violin) and Eric Vorlmelker (bass, guitar, percussions) are the foundation of this lively folk dance band. The are often join by other musical talents.
November 8 - Bulgarika!!
KolorashThe maestros of traditional Bulgarian Music, Bulgarika, return to Austin for another great concert. Keep an eye out for more details.

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Other dance links
See our complete list
AIFD upcoming events.
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
Upcoming "other dance" features:
(Complete list here)
Friday, August 8, 7-9pm, American Swing!!!
Join the Austin Parks and Recreation for an evening of swing music from the 1910s to the 1940s. Planet MusicThis Planet Music event will feature live music by Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies and dance lessons by Samantha Garfield and Alex Gaw. FREE. Dougherty Art Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78704.

Saturday, August 9, 9:30am-3pm, Lughnasadh Festival. Join The Bardic College in celebrating the beginning of Autumn at their Second Celtic Culture Celebration. The event will include games, physical activities, music and dancing, as well fun activities for the kiddies. See the location and details on their website. This event is free. Donations are appreciated.

Wednesdays, August 13 and 20, 7pm, Hambo Workshop. Austin Scandinavian Dancing will offer a 2-day Hambo Workshop at Hancock Recreation Center in the back room. Austin Scandi DancersWe will teach from 7:00 - 7:30 pm, to allow our Austin Barndance neighbors from the front room to join us, with additional hambo practice until 8:00 pm. See the group's calendar for more details.
Link of the week: Alte Kath (a simple Zwiefacher).
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