AIFD Newsletter
February 7th, 2015
This week at dancing
CakeFebruary Birthday Celebrations!!
All invited and Cake for All!!
Misi DJs, assisted by Michel.

Misi TsurikovMichel_BregerThis week at AIFD we will celebrate those dancers who have birthdays in February. DJ Misi Tsurikov will ensure a lively and fun evening. Misi will be assisted by Michel Breger.

Teaching: Misi Tsurikov will start the evening with our fourth class of our spring 2015 newcomers' semester. The semester presents dance fundamentals and etiquette, introduced through some of our favorite folk dances. It is a great way for newcomers to learn what is so fun about dancing in general and folk dancing in particular. Later that evening, Misi will continue introducing us to elements of Bhangra and learning our Rangla Punjab routine.

Saturday, February 7th
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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February 14 - What We Love Valentine's Party!
SlavadilloJoin us in celebration of the many things we love: earth, sun, friends, family, dancing, music,and the diversity of world culture. Live music will be provided by Slavadillo .

February 28 - Live Music with VaNa MaZi
VaNa MaZiGet ready for another fun night of live music with VaNa MaZi, a group of talented local musicians who have embraced some of our most favorite Balkan dance tunes.

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Austin Friends of Traditional Music
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Upcoming "other dance" features:

Saturday, Feb 7, 12:30-9pm, AFTM Mid-Winter Festival.
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.. $25 general admission, $20 AFTM members, $15 students, free 12 and under. Special note: the opening act at this year’s festival is the Lost Klezmer Ramblers, including Lisa Schneider and Eric Vormelker (1pm) and Women Singing (2:25-2:45).

March 13-15: SAFDF - Registration is open
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Registration for the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival is open! SAFDF 2015 features Lee Otterholt teaching international dances, Jacqueline Schwab teaching English country dances, and Mihai David teaching Romanian dances. Go to to learn more and to register.

March 26-29: Spring Festival (Chicago).
Looking for an excuse to go to Chicago? Register for Ensemble Balkanske Igre’s 50th Anniversary Spring Festival. Full details and registration here.

Link of the week: an index of thousands of folk dances, many of them with links to videos and dance notes. Thanks to David Liang for the suggestion.
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