AIFD Newsletter
December 30, 2016
This Friday at dancing
New Year's Eve's Eve Ball.
Dancing until 11!!!
AIOHolly PlotnerJoin AIFD as we bid farewell to a lustrous year and celebrate the beginning of another in our annual holiday ball, featuring special extended hours: 7 to 11 pm. 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. Jeff KesselDee McCandlessOur DJ for this special evening of dancing will be Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Jeff Kessel and Dee McCandless. There will be no formal teaching this evening. The dance program will begin at 7:00. Come dance the night away!

Friday, December 30, 7-11 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)

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January 13: January Birthday and Anniversies!!!
Cake Do you have a birthday or anniversary in January, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

AIFD wishes you a Happy Holiday Season

Chanukkah CandlesChristmas candleKwanzaa

And A Happy New Year.

New Years Eve
Link of the week:
Poonam & Priyanka Happy New Year choreography.

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:

December 28: 12th Annual Scandinavian Dance Julfest.
Join us for a full evening of live music, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with a Norwegian set featuring up to 3 Hardanger fiddle musicians! There’ll be a brief review of Austin Scandi DancersTelegangar for 3, singing by Stephanie, as well as Lane and Max on nyckelharpa and fiddle, and the ever-popular AIO. Come to dance, come to listen, come to celebrate the season! Feel free to bring a holiday snack to share. Hancock Rec Center, back room, 7-9:30.

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.

Happy New Year
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year."
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