AIFD Newsletter
December 9, 2016
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing
Birthdays and Anniversaries.
The 9's Have It!!
Holly DJs, Dee assists.
Holly PlotnerDee McCandlessThe 9's have it! The December 9 program will feature some of our favorite dances in 9. Holly Plotner will be our DJ for this lively evening of dancing. She will be assisted by Dee McCandless. Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in December? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Rikki NicolaeTeaching: Rikki Nicolae will present some of the magical Turkish dances that Ahmet Luleci taught at this year’s Texas Camp. Hop on your magic carpet and fly over to AIFD this Friday to learn these exciting dances. Teaching begins at 7 PM.

Friday, December 9, 7-9:45 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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Friday, December 23rd: No dancing at Hancock. House Party!!!
Lila Luce Hancock Rec Center will be closed in advance of Christmas Eve. Lila Luce has kindly offered to host a holiday party at her house 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. Party details will be available at dancing.

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:
Dajčovo Horo
- A great example of a 9 count dance.

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

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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.

Texas Camp 2016 Memories.

Dena and Franklin

Dena and Franklin step Into the Woods at Texas Camp.

Those on Facebook have already seen several great pictures from Texas Camp. As public albums become available, we'll make sure to add links to future newsletters.
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