AIFD Newsletter
February 14th, 2015
This week at dancing
Valentine tree What We Love Valentine's Party!!
With live music by Slavadillo.
Madeline DJs, assisted by Brenda and David.

Madeline BrockJoin us this week in celebration of the many things we love: earth, sun, friends, family, dancing, music,and the diversity of world culture. Live music will be provided by Slavadillo. The uber talented Madeline Brock will DJ this fun and memorable event. Madeline will be assisted by Brenda Benton and David Liang. Brenda Benton
David Liang
Teaching: Our spring 2015 newcomers' semester continues! Misi Tsurikov will Misilead the fifth class of the semester beginning at 7:30 p.m. The semester presents Christian Cie dance fundamentals and etiquette, introduced through some of our favorite folk dances. It is a great way for newcomers to learn and enjoy folk dancing. Then, we are delighted to welcome Christian Cie in her teaching debut at AIFD! Christian will teach Wind on Loch Fyne, an enjoyable leisurely Scottish set dance with beautiful music.

Saturday, February 14th
7:30-10:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 & older. 16 & under free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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February 28 - Live Music with VaNa MaZi
VaNa MaZiGet ready for another fun night of live music with VaNa MaZi, a group of talented local musicians who have embraced some of our most favorite Balkan dance tunes.

About Slavadillo
Slavadillo Slavadillo, which is providing this week's live music, is a group of talented musicians who are also AIFD regulars. Members include Don Weeda, Anne Alexander, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz. Slavadillo’s repertoire includes many folk dance classics and their music guarantees a fun and lively dance event. More information about the group here.

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Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
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Upcoming "other dance" features:

March 13-15: SAFDF - Registration is open
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Registration for the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival is open! SAFDF 2015 features Lee Otterholt teaching international dances, Jacqueline Schwab teaching English country dances, and Mihai David teaching Romanian dances. Go to to learn more and to register.

March 26-29: Spring Festival (Chicago).
Looking for an excuse to go to Chicago? Register for Ensemble Balkanske Igre’s 50th Anniversary Spring Festival. Full details and registration here.

Link of the week: The Wind on Loch Fyne.
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