AIFD Newsletter
February 5, 2016
Under construction SwingsetHancock playground closed this week:
A Special note for parents: the Hancock playground will be off limits this week due to construction.
This Friday at dancing
Madeline DJs, RosieLee assists.
Madeline BrockRosieLee SalinasEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
Teaching: Come at 7:00 p.m. for another enjoyable and lively newcomers' session led MisiKathleen McDonaghby Misi Tsurikov. Then, look for a fast-paced review of the Shim Sham, as Kathleen McDonagh wraps up her great teaching of this old American favorite.

Friday, February 5th
7-9:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 & older.
16 & under free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
(Reminder - playground is closed this week).
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Friday, February 12th: A Deliciously Sweet Valentine's & Birthday Party
Valentine treeLet's celebrate all the sweet things we love! We'll have our monthlyCake cake for all of our dancers with a February birthday or anniversary, as well as a variety of hearty sweets for your consumption. You're all welcome to bring some of your own favorite sweets to share. Come with your sweetheart, or just come gorge your heart out on sweets. And of course, we'll be grooving to an engrossingly sweet suite of dances. Sweet!

Friday, February 19th: Live Music with La Strada!!
La StradaEnjoy a fun evening of dancing to the lively tunes of our returning champions, La Strada!! Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets.

Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
FOLK-DER Dance Performance.

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:

Saturday, February 6: 2016 Mid-Winter Festival.
AFTMEnjoy a lively day of music and dance events at the Austin Friends of Traditional Music's 2016 Mid-Winter Festival, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 1-9pm (doors open at 12:30). Full details and fees at the event website.

March 18-20: 58th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSAFDF 2016 is coming up soon -- and registration is now 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.)

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
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