AIFD Newsletter
February 17, 2017
Valentine treeHome Grown Contra BandThis Friday at dancing:
Home is Where the Heart is!!
Mike DJs, Dee assists.
Mike ReveszDee McCandlessJoin us for a celebration of all that we love about hearth and home—family, food, music, and dance! Homegrown will be performing two sets of delightful international tunes and a contra. All are welcome to bring some goodies from home! The DJ for the lively and fun evening of dancing will be Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Dee McCandless.

Teaching: There will be no formal teaching this evening. The Valentine dance party program will begin at 7:00. Come dance the night away!

Friday, February 17, 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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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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Curious about the history of AIFD?
AIFD HistoryCheck out the hand written history of AIFD from the late 1960s, with information going all the way back to the 1940s. You'll learn who first started the group, who bought the equipment, places AIFD met, who served on the board, and loads of other fun tidbits. Thanks to Dena and Franklin Houston for holding onto this gem and turning into a pdf for all to share.
Link of the 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.

Wednesday, February 22: Finnskogpols Review and Practice!!
Austin Scandi Dancers7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free. For the 4th Wednesday Scandi dance, Stephanie will lead a review and practice of Finnskogspols, a Texas Camp dance reviewed at AIFD. This is a chance to really ‘get it!’ If you have an additional dance you’d like reviewed, if time and energy allow, let Stephanie know at AIFD or

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