AIFD Newsletter
January 13, 2017
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing
Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Madeline DJs, Calin assists.
Madeline BrockCalin NicolaeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in January? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! This lively evening of dancing will be DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Calin Nicolae.

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will once again present “Ghosts of SAFDF Past”, dances that have been taught by some of the folk dance community’s most illustrious dance teachers at the annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. Her featured teaching will be Hora Veche, originally presented by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Come enjoy a blast from the past with Kathleen. Teaching begins at 7:00.

Friday, January 13, 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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March 17-19: 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Mark your calendars for the 59th annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival and Fun Arts Day!. Featured teachers: Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dances), Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic (Serbian dances), and Andy Taylor-Blenis (Scottish, international, and children's dances). Advance tickets for the Saturday concert are available at Stay tuned for other workshop information, including teachers, housing, and registration instructions. Reminder that in support of the festival, AIFD will not meet on Friday, March 17th.

Blast From The Past
Dena and Franklin performing Tuberozsa Csardas in 1966.
(Can you tell who is who?)
Link of the week:
Tuberozsa Csardas.

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. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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).
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
Here is an AIFD dance program from June 1979. The program is called Austin Folk Dancing in Prehistoric Times. It is interesting how many dances we still do today. Several of the dances listed have recently been taught. AIFD - WHERE TIME STANDS STILL! - Dena Houston
1979 Program List

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