AIFD Newsletter
January 18, 2019
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Cajun/Zydeco Class Wk 2
Denise DJs, Jeff assists.
January Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Denise FynmoreJeff KesselEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Denise Fynmore. Denise will be assisted by Jeff Kessel. This week we'll celebrate our dancers who have a birthday or anniversary in January with song, dance, and cake.

Franklin HoustonLisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn-Dielman will continue their 4-week course on the basics of Cajun and Zydeco couple dances, including Two-Step, Waltz, Baisse Bas, and Zydeco. Toward the end of the course, they will introduce the easier variations of the Whiskey River Jitterbug and Zydeco that were presented at Texas Camp.

Elizabeth StehlContra: Our Contra this week will be done at 8:35 (just after announcements) and will be called by Elizabeth Stehl.

Friday, January 18, 7-9:45 pm.
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)

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Jan 11 - Feb 1:
**Four Week Cajun and Zydeco Class**

ZydecoStarting January 11 through February 1, at 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Franklin Houston and Lisa Horn-Dielman will teach the Cajun and Zydeco dances that were taught at Texas Camp by Michael Seider!! This will be a great time to learn and enjoy these dances if you didn’t attend Texas Camp! More details to come!

Valentine tree Feb 15:
Valentines Day Dance

Celebrate valentine's Day with AIFD. Details forthcoming.

March 14 - 17:
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!

San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalJose Angel Perez Fumero and Elsa Morales Perera: Canary Islands.
Michael Ginsburg: Balkan.
Andy Taylor-Blenis: international, Scottish, and Mexican.
Mihai David: Romanian.

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.)
Link of the week:
Valdresspringar and Hardanger Fiddle Valdres Samband.

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's photo albums.
AIFD Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
Austin Barn Dancers
Wednesdays, 7:30-10pm, Hancock Rec Center.
Enjoy this American dance form. All dances taught and called. Music provided by LOCO (Local On-Call Orchestra) - an open band, where anyone is welcome to come and play. Contact Dale Rempert at or visit for more information.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-9:30
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
Clickety Cloggers - Austin
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, January 23rd: 4th Wednesday Scandi Jam!!
Austin Scandi Dancers7:30 - 9:45 pm, Hancock Recreation Center Back Room. Free.
January 23rd: All instruments and dancers welcome.

La Bastringue

Mademoiselle, voulez-vous danser
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
Mademoiselle, voulez-vous danser
La Bastringue va commencer?

O Monsieur, je voudrais danser
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
O Monsieur, je voudrais danser
C’est pour vous accompagner.

Mademoiselle, vous avez dansé
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
Mademoiselle, vous avez dansé
Vous allez vous fatiguer.

Non, Monsieur, je voudrais danser
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
Non, Monsieur, je voudrais danser
Je suis prête à recommencer.

Mademoiselle, je ne peux plus danser
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
Mademoiselle, je ne peux plus danser
Je suis trop fatigué!

Mais, Monsieur, je voudrais danser
La Bastringue, la Bastringue
Oui, Monsieur, je voudrais danser
Je suis prête à recommencer! Youp!
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