AIFD Newsletter
January 17th, 2015
This week at dancing
John DJs, assisted by Dee.
John ScalesDee McCandlessEnjoy a fun night of folk dancing with DJ John Scales. John will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
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Saturday, January 17th
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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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.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Friday, Jan 23, 7-9pm, Dance Around the World!
Dance Around the World Austin Parks and Recreation's Planet Music presents Dance Around the World, featuring performances and dance lessons by Afrique Gninze, Austin International Folk Dancers, Ballet Folklorico MariCruz, and The Love of China. Volunteer live music by Korobushka. FREE and family friendly!! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.
Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, SAFDF 2015!!
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival Registration for the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival is now 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.

Link of the week: In honor of this week's Hot Rhythm Holiday 2015 workshop in Austin, here is a performance from last year's event.
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