AIFD Newsletter
February 23, 2013
This week at dancing
Madeline Lila Programming: Madeline Brock, assisted by Lila Luce, will DJ a great evening of folk dancing.

Mike Revesz Teaching: Mike Revesz will kick off the evening at 7:30 with a SAFDF from the past as we review some dances from previous San Antonio Folk Dance Festivals and maybe a dance or two from Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion, the featured teachers of this year's festival. Don't miss this once in a weekend opportunity to review some great dances!

THANKS!! to everyone who helped make last week's

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a lot of fun.

Saturday, February 23
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

Please remember to hold up your own arms; your neighbor will thank you.

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these upcoming events

Saturday, March 9 - Time Warp Party!!
eyes It's time to SPRING forward with the clocks! Join AIFD for an evening of costumes and dancing to the vibrant beats of Austin's own Slavadillo.

SPRING forward with futuristic garb or FALL back with traditional folk costumes. Whatever time warp means to you, let's celebrate the return of the light!

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.
*** NOTE: Early registration ends March 1! ***

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

Austin Waltz Weekend with Richard Powers, April 13th and 14th, organized by Campbell Miller and the Austin Social Dance club. For complete details, and to register early to get the early bird special, check out the event website. ">

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Meet Nelda Drury

One of the great things about the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF) is the opportunity to visit with Nelda Drury.

Nelda has been an inspiration to folk dancing and the performing arts around the world.

Nelda started dancing in the late 1940s. In 1956 she travelled with Michael and Marianne Herman on a State Department Sponsored trip to Japan. Since then she has conducted workshops around the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

Nelda's passion for dancing is unrivaled and she continues to inspire everyone she meets.

Nelda founded and has been the driving force and inspiration for the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival since its inception 55 years ago.

Spacial thanks to, which is where you can find a full bio of Nelda and her amazing contribution to dancing.

Link of the week:Santa Rita (one of my most favorite Mexican dances).
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