AIFD Newsletter
January 1, 2016
No dancing at HRC this Friday
(Austin rec centers are closed)
New Years Eve
The AIFD Board of Directors wishes you a Happy New Year.

See you back at HRC starting January 8th.

Please see "AIFD upcoming events" on the right for a special gathering at Michel Breger's house on January 1st.

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January 1st: Michel Breger's House!!!
Please plan to join us at Michel Breger's house on New Year's Day from 4-8pm to inaugurate his new wooden Michel_BregerLa Stradafloor. Live music will be provided by the lively and talented La Strada. Michel's traditional lentil soup (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) will be provided. You are invited to bring some finger food or just yourself. For more details, including directions, check out Michel's flier.

January 8th: January Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have a January birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!

Julfest 2015Julfest Party Pictures!!!
Thanks to everyone who make the Dec 18 Julfest Party a great success. Here is a link to some pictures taken by Misi Tsurikov. Links to a couple of Misi's videos are in this week's "Links of the Week".
Links of the week:
Videos from our December 18th Julfest Party (Thanks to Misi!!)
First video
Second video

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
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.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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.
December 2: Singing, led by Stephanie Anderson.
December 9: Open mic and jam session.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, HRC, backroom, free.
Currently: Invirtita from Calata, taught by Franklin Houston and Holly Plotner. Invirtita is a beautiful, intricate Romanian couple dance from Transylvania. 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Saturday, January 2nd, 2-5pm:
10th Annual New Year’s International Dance Workshop and Party

Fun and easy social and traditional dances from around the world. Many dances will be taught, no partners needed, dress casual, all ages welcome. Free admission! Plaza Arts Center, 1115 Fourth Ave, Carrollton, TX 75006. Full details, including maps and directions.

Happy New Year
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year."

New Years Ribbons

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