AIFD Newsletter
December 21, 2013
Special announcement: AIFD will be meeting in the back room at Hancock this week because the floor of the main ballroom is being refinished. The fumes from the polyurethane have been very notable throughout the building. Therefore, the AIFD Board recommends that those who have or are susceptible to respiratory ailments not come to dancing this week.
This week at dancing
Misi Tsurikov DJs, assisted by John Ramage.
Misi John Ramage Join us for a fun evening of dancing DJ'd by Misi Tsurikov and his assistant John Ramage.
Teaching: Misi Tsurikov will kick off the evening Robert and Wendywith great teaching for the newcomers' class. Later in the evening Robert Sampson and Wendy Erickson will review Mezõségi, the Hungarian couples dance they introduced last week (you do not need to bring a partner).

Saturday, December 21st
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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these AIFD upcoming events

Old World Winterland Ball, December 28th
snowflakeCelebrate the start of a new year a few days early with AIFD's Old World Winterland Ball, Saturday, December 28th.

Music will be provided by Homegrown Contra Band Goes International. They will play a number of international tunes during the evening and will also play a contra, called by guest caller Marc Airhart (thank you, Mark!). Note: The contra will begin at 8:45.

for more details, see our website.

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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
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, January 31, 2014
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.
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Friday, December 20th: Austin's own Csardas Hungarian Dancers perform on the Community Stage at the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park. FREE general admission begins at 7pm. Csardas will perform about 7:30. The Community Stage is close to the front gate.

Friday, December 27th: The Austin Scandinavian Dancing group hosts its Annual Holiday Austin Scandi DancersJulfest Party at Hancock Rec Center, 7-9:45pm. Bring a friend, bring a tasty treat and come dance with us! Live Music by Austin's own AIO and others!

Link of the week: Charlie Brown Christmas.

Merry Christmas!!!
- AIFD Board
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