AIFD Newsletter
February 10, 2017
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
February Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Franklin DJs, Kathleen assists.
Franklin HoustonKathleen McDonaghDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in February? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! This lively evening of dancing will be DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, we return to France. Holly Plotner will continue teaching the wonderful bourrées from last week to help us learn basic bourrée steps. Her featured dance of the evening will be Bourrée Pastourelle. This is an old-time favorite both at AIFD and at Texas Camp. Come at 7 ready to begin a lovely trip to France. Viva la danse!

Friday, February 10, 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)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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NEXT WEEK!! February 17: Home is Where the Heart is.
Home Grown Contra BandJoin us for a celebration of all that we love about hearth and home—family, food, music, and dance! Homegrown will be performing a set of delightful folk tunes, featuring of course, a contra. All are welcome to bring some goodies from home!

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March 17-19: 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival The 59th annual SAFDF is coming! Featured teachers: Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dances), Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic (Serbian dances), and Andy Taylor-Blenis (Scottish, international, and children's dances). Registration is now open at Reminder that in support of the festival, AIFD will not meet on Friday, March 17th


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Link of the week:
Bouree Droite La Montagnarde - taught by Holly last week.

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.
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 pm, Free:
1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie’s house;
2nd Wed: Music Jam, HRC;
4th Wed: Music jam or dance review, HRC;
Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, HRC;
No partners necessary for dance.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. Show me the Balkan countries.
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:

Wednesday, February 15: Balkan Dance.
Balkan statesJoin 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing,
7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center,
2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.

Dance of the Cradle

/ Mama cînd m-o leganat,
Numai de dor mi-o cîntat. /

/ Mi-o cîntat de dor si-o plîns.
Dorul de mine s-o prins. /

/ De cînd port dor la inima, /
Numai am nici o hodina,
Nici la prinz si nici la cina.

/ Cite doruri rele-s grele.
Tate-s pa bratele mele. /

/ Altul moare de batrîn,
Nu sti dorul de ce-i bun. /

/ Dar eu stiu ca l-am purtat
De cîd mama mi-o cîntat. /

Ai la la la la . . .
When my mother was rocking me,
She was singing of longing.

She was singing of longing and I cried.
I've been caught by longing.

Since my heart is longing,
I have no respite
Neither at noon nor at evening.

How many longings? All are deep and bad.
All are in my arms.

One dies being old
Not knowing what's the good of longing.

But I know I've carried it
Since my mother sang.

Ai la la la la . . .
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