AIFD Newsletter
December 4, 2015
This Friday at dancing
Candle Light TrailCandle Light Trail Open House!!!
Madeline DJ's, Christian assists.
Join AIFD and Austin Parks and Rec for the 2015 Holiday Candle Light Trail celebration!! Madeline BrockChristian CieWalk among the thousands of luminaries that will line the trails of the golf course. Then come inside for some hot chocolate and cookies and lots of great folk dancing. Look for teaching and walkthroughs of our fun, crowdpleasing dances. You will also likely see a few dances from Texas Camp 2015! There should be loads of new faces so be ready to encourage others to get out on the dance floor. This event will be FREE and will have extended hours: 7-10:45, so make sure to invite your friends. Madeline Brock will DJ this lively evening. Her assistant will be Christian Cie.

Friday, December 4th, 7-10:45 pm, FREE!!!.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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December 11th: December Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have an December birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!

December 18th: Julfest!!
Spinning snowflake candleCapping off our Fall Into Scandi teaching, we’re going to Scandinavia for AIFD’s Annual Holiday Bash!. For this special event we will have extended hours: 7pm to 10:45. Stay tuned for other details, including information about live music. This will be AIFD's final event for 2015 as HRC will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.
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Link of the week:
Blues dancing - Texas Camp 2015.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
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.
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.
December 2: Singing, led by Stephanie Anderson.
December 9: Open mic and jam session.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, HRC, backroom, free.
Currently: Invirtita from Calata, taught by Franklin Houston and Holly Plotner. Invirtita is a beautiful, intricate Romanian couple dance from Transylvania. 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

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Reoccuring events tied to other dance groups have now been placed under the corresponding listings on the left column.

Saturday, December 5th:
1001 Nights Orchestra at the Russian House.

1001 Nights OrchestraAfter a relatively long break, the 1001 Nights Orchestra is back for a fun night of music and dance from the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and more! Saturday, December 5th, 9pm to midnight, at the Russian House. For complete details check out the event page.

Sunday, December 20th: Wassail Austin.
Wassail 2015Please join us our 13th Solstice Christmas celebration. Expect a feast of seasonal entertainment from our troupe of intrepid actors, magicians, dancers, musicians and poets. The big show happens at 5:30 pm, with a 40 minute kids show at 2:30 pm. Scottish Rite Theater. For full details, including how to purchase tickets, check out the Wassail 2015 Facebook page or the event page. This year's event will benefit the kids in the Darfur region of the Sudan - via the Kids for Kids charity.
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