AIFD Newsletter
February 26, 2016
After party this week!!
Details at dancing.

This Friday at dancing
Yves MoreauYves Moreau Program!
Holly DJs, Kathleen assists.
Holly PlotnerKathleen McDonaghIf you haven't yet signed up for the SAFDF workshop, this week's dance should convince you! We'll feature all your Yves favorites. Holly Plotner will DJ this lively evening of dancing. She will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
Franklin HoustonTeaching: In response to repeated requests, Franklin Houston will teach Bucimis, a Bulgarian line dance in 15/16 rhythm that was introduced at the 1968 Texas Camp. For many years, it was one of the most popular dances at AIFD.

Friday, February 26th, 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: Live Music with AIO
plus March Birthday Celebration

AIOEnjoy an exciting evening of dancing featuring live music from AIO! Come see and hear folk instruments played beautifully by CakeAnne Alexander, Mark Gilston, Yosuke Kimura, Yoshimi Masuo, Joane Rylander, and Don Weeda. We’ll also 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.

Friday, April 8th: April Birthday and Anniversary Celebration
CakeIt's time to celebrate all of our dancers with a birthday or anniversary in April. Come to folk dancing to dance with them, serenade them, and feed them cake!
Link of the week:
Gangnam Style Dancing Dogs (Too cute not to post).

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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Friday, March 18: AIO at IKEA!!
AIOAIO will be playing at the Swedish Easter Påskbord at IKEA Round Rock from 4 to 7 pm. For more information, including tickets and seating times, see the IKEA event page.

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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