AIFD Newsletter
February 3, 2017
This Friday at dancing
Sharon DJs, Jeff assists.
Sharon CasteelJeff KesselEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.

Holly PlotnerTeaching: This week, we travel to France. Holly Plotner will be teaching bourrées. She will begin the evening with some easier ones to help us learn basic bourrée steps. Her featured dance of the evening will be Bourrée Pastourelle. This is an old-time favorite both at AIFD and at Texas Camp. Come at 7 ready to begin a lovely trip to France. Viva la danse!

Friday, February 3, 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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Cake February 10: February Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in February, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

February 17: Home is Where the Heart is.
Home Grown Contra BandJoin us for a celebration of all that we love about hearth and home—family, food, music, and dance! Homegrown will be performing a set of delightful folk tunes, featuring of course, a contra. All are welcome to bring some goodies from home!


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
Link of the week:
Bourrée Pastourelle.

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, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
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.

Did you know that AIFD has its own AIFD Youtube channel?

If you have videos you would like to add but are unsure how, email and we can help you get them posted.

Bob Leibman just digitized a film he recorded in 1971 of the Aegean Macedonian dance "Maškoto".

Maškoto Aegean Macedonia
Another treat from Bob Leibman: dancing in the square in front of the church during a wedding in September 1970 in the village of Peštani, Ohrid, Macedonia. (Click on picture to enlarge.)
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