AIFD Newsletter
December 6th, 2014
This week at dancing
AIFD Open House and
Hancock Candle Light Trail!!
Franklin HoustonLindsay OrlandoCome enjoy a night of free, family-oriented folk dancing fun as part of Hancock Recreation Center's Candle Light Trail festivities. Franklin Houston will DJ, assisted by Lindsay Orlando. If you arrive early, be sure to walk the candle light trail (luminarias) through the golf course and then go meet Santa in the main ballroom! Refreshments will be served.
Teaching: “Santa Baby, teach a little folk dance to me . . . .” After enjoying the luminarias, come inside to warm up with dances sure to appeal to all. To help welcome our holiday revellers, dance elves Kathleen McDonagh, Misi Tsurikov and Madeline Brock will be on hand to lead walk-throughs as needed. Later in the evening, Franklin Houston and Pamela Peters will review the Dutch Hop, a charming and still popular couples’ dance (that’s not even a little bit Dutch).

Saturday, December 6th
7:30-10:45 pm
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 - A Night in Old Vienna!!!
Couple dancingGet ready to kick off the New Year with another spectacular AIFD celebration - Vienna style. snowflake Details are still in the works, but expect Grand Marches, waltzes, formal set dances, and plenty of formality that you might have expected in old world Europe.

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Sunday, Dec 7, 1:30-3:30
Yippee Yai Oj Vej!!! The Yiddish Cowboys play at the HEB Kosher Store, 7025 Village Center (free).

Sunday, Dec 14, noon-2
Chanukah in the Hood: The Yiddish Cowboys play at Central Market north location (41st and Lamar) (free)

Sunday, Dec 14, 5:30 pm
Wassail 2014: a festive benefit in a fantastic evening of carols, stories, muppets and magic. $15 adult, $5 children. Tickets.

Link of the week: Hull Wassail 2008 - Opening Dance.
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