AIFD Newsletter
February 16, 2013
This week at dancing

I_heart_dancing party

AIFD's take on a Valentine's party.
Come be our valentine.

Come express what dances, music, people, places, things, events, and anything else that you heart at this special dance event. No partner required. The organizers have also planned some creative mixers and other interesting ways to express what you are fond of.

Bring a heart-themed or heart healthy treat to share.

MisiIola Misi Tsurikov will DJ this fun event assisted by Iola Hallock.

Teaching: Love is in the air . . . love of dancing, that is. Join us at 7:30 when Kathleen McDonagh will walk through dances with songs about love: unrequited love, young love, bride songs, love of country, humorousKathleen McDonagh love songs. Included will be "Ina Ina," (introduced by this year's SAFDF teachers Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion), an Aromani song in which a nervous suitor wonders how he should ask a girl to marry him.

Saturday, February 16
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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Be the Tipping Point

Don't be afraid to get a little silly.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Saturday, March 9 - Time Warp Party!!
Celebrate Daylight Savings, with live music by Slavadillo!!!.

Friday - Sunday, March 15-17 - SAFDF.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSan Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF). Romanian, Mexican, and English Country dances will be featured at this year's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. To learn more and register for this event, check out . In support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock Rec Center on Saturday, March 16th.

Complete list of upcoming events.
Also, check out the Programmer / Assistant schedule.
(Interested in programming / assisting? Please email

AIFD Board Elections

Ballot Box
AIFD board elections will be held in May. As a board member you can help drive the vision, character, and energy of AIFD. If you are interested in learning more about board positions and/or are considering running for the board yourself, feel free to contact any of the current AIFD board members.
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictures from Kabile, Nov 3, 2012.
Pictures from Chuck's 80th Birthday Celebration
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
AIFD pictures.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multicultural Dance Next event, Friday, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
Waltz 'Til You Drop!!

Kolorash Friday, February 15th, 8:30: Join Kolorash for their third in a series of waltz events at Monkey Nest Coffee, 5353 Burnet Road. Joining Kolorash will be their guests Eddie Collins, Lisa Whatley, Javier Palacios, and several others. The evening will kick off with special teaching by Campbell Miller of Austin Social Dance.

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
A Lovers Dance
© Ernsalite Menard

A lovers dance is patient and kind
It feeds your heart, soul and mind
It brings you joy and happiness within
Knowing that he or she will be with you
Through thick and thin.

A lovers dance can be recaptured
Only if the partners heart has not been

A lovers dance has no mistakes
It plays no one not even games.

A lovers dance is slow and kind
Easy to learn but hard to find.

A lovers dance.
dance circle

Link of the week:Cat love - how two of my cats express their love for each other.
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