AIFD Newsletter
January 10th, 2015
Night in Old Vienna 2015!! A huge success!!
Night in Old Vienna 2015 From the AIFD board: Thanks to everyone who helped make last week's A Night in Old Vienna a complete success!!! With close to 90 people in attendance, it was a night for the ages: a festive atmosphere; great people; beautiful costumes; incredible food-n-drink spread; endless torrents of delicious live music by so many talented people; videos; a ballet; and even a (faux) champagne toasts. Just like festive nights in the old country, this one flew by on smiles, adrenalin, and endorphins.

Misi Tsurikov took a number of pictures of the event to share. You can find them at
This week at dancing
Mike DJs, assisted by Michel.
Mike ReveszMichel_BregerEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with DJ Mike Revesz. Mike will be assisted by Michel Breger.
Teaching -->>>

Saturday, January 10th
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)

Please remember to sign in when you come to dancing. The city uses the sign in sheet to track the usage of HRC.

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A special note for Yahoo users.
A Special Announcement about Teaching:
Madeline BrockWe are proud to announce something new and very special -- a 2015 newcomers' semester! Beginning this Saturday, Madeline Brock will lead a structured multi-month program that will build newcomers' dance skills and repertoire. Each session will cover:
  • Folk dance fundamentals (formations, handholds, steps, rhythms).
  • Dance etiquette.
  • A selection of our favorite newcomer-accessible dances, new and old.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m., as usual. Don't miss it!

Four Balkan Dancers
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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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
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.)
Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page or simply print and complete the membership form.

Link of the week: Nadodi - Folk Dance.
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