AIFD Newsletter
December 23, 2016
This Friday at dancing
No dancing at HRC.
Hancock Rec Center will be closed on Friday, 12/23, in advance of Christmas Eve. Lila LuceLila Luce has graciously offered to host a party at her house instead starting at 7 pm. Please bring food and drink for the table. To our wonderful folk musicians, please bring your instruments to play in Lila's front room for the dancers. If you did not receive directions to Lila's house at dancing, please email the AIFD president, Madeline Brock.

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Friday, December 30th: New Year's Eve's Eve Ball.
AIOJoin AIFD as we bid farewell to a lustrous year and celebrate the blessed beginning of another in our annual holiday ball, featuring special extended hours: 7 to 10:30pm. We'll gather around the hearth, adorned in all the costumes, finery, and noisemakers our hearts desire, and dance to exciting live music from AIO! AIFD will provide drinks; please feel free to bring victuals and refreshments to share.

New Years Eve
Link of the week:
Maritime Bhangra Group doing bhangra moves with snow shovels.
(Thanks to Sharon Casteel for the suggestion. Karen notes: "I recognize some of the moves that we learned at camp from Hardeep".)

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. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
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:

Sunday, December 18: Wassail 2016! (evening show).
Wassail 2016Wassail is a fast-paced variety show celebrating Christmas and the Solstice. The stage at the historic Scottish Rite will be filled with magicians, poets, clowns, musicians and actors. All money raised goes to the Kids for Kids Charity, helping children make survive in the Darfur region of the Sudan. See the event page for full details and ticket information.

December 21: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Join Bob Leibman, Holly Plotner, and Franklin Houston for their 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45 pm, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. For more information, contact Bob Leibman at or 512-420-0219.

December 31: NYE Contra Dance Potluck.
Austin Contra Dancers are having a New Year's Eve potluck supper and contra dance in San Marcos, and of course it would be lovely to see all our AIFD friends! 6-11 pm. United Campus Ministry Wesley Center, 510 N GUADALUPE ST, SAN MARCOS. For full details, check out the TAADA calendar page.

IvyIvyMerry Christmas
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