AIFD Newsletter
February 19, 2016
Special announcement: filming this week.
cameraman cameraman The City's Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is working on a program to promote Hancock Recreation Center's activities to the community. This week, a PARD representative will be interviewing Dena and Franklin Houston because they have been involved with Hancock for 50 years and AIFD has been the activity at Hancock they love the most. He will also videotape two dances at AIFD around 9 PM that evening.
This Friday at dancing
La StradaLive Music with La Strada!!
John DJs, Gilberto assists.
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of our returning champions, La Strada!! La Strada's repertoire includes a number of our favorite folk dance tunes, as well as other dance classics, all of which will have you John ScalesGilberto Riveraswirling and turning on the dance floor. Here is a snippet of the La Strada performing at one of the farmers' markets. John Scales will DJ this fun evening of dancing. John will be assisted by Gilberto Rivera.

Friday, February 19th
7-9:45 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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Friday, March 11th: March Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!
CakeCome celebrate all of our dancers with a birthday or anniversary in March.

Friday, March 18th: SAFDF: No dancing at HRC.
In support of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF), AIFD will not be meeting at Hancock. Details about the festival are below. We hope to see you there.

Friday, April 1st: General Foolishness Incoming...
April Fools HatWe'll be dancing on April Fools' night this year! Stay tuned, and prepare to be surprised by a surprising number of surprisingly surprising surprises.
Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
St. Paddy's Day Ceili Celebration.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
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.)
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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
Texas Camp 2015 - Memories
Texas Camp 2015The organizers of Texas Camp 2015 recently published "Texas Camp 2015 - Memories, A memory montage of TIFD's Texas Camp 2015, in photos and short video clips". Enjoy.

Upcoming "other dance" features:

Sunday, Feb 21: Bob Leibman's Video Presentation.
Bob_LeibmanJoin Bob Leibman at his house from 6:30-9:30 for "videos of dancing and other events in the Balkans", including dances that he taught last fall. 6000 Mount Bonnell Cove,, 512-420-0218.

March 18-20: 58th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSAFDF 2016 is coming up soon -- and registration is open! This year features Bulgarian dances with Yves Moreau, French Canadian and children's dances with France Bourque-Moreau, and West African dances with Tonya Pennie. Visit for more info and registration materials!
(Note: in support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock on Friday, March 18th.)
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