AIFD Newsletter
January 8, 2016
Elvis Bowie Look whose birthdays are in January!!!
Help celebrate Elvis Presley's and David Bowie's birthdays, along with the January birthdays and anniversaries of your fellow folk dancers.
This Friday at dancing
CakeJanuary Birthday / Anniversary Celebration!!
Misi DJs, Jasmine assists.
Do you have a January birthday or anniversary or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Misi TsurikovJasmine Guha-CastleCome to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake! This lively event will be DJ'd by Misi Tsurikov. Misi will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle. Expect to enjoy a couple of surprisingly appropriate tunes by Elvis Presley and David Bowie.
Teaching: Mike ReveszThis week, we begin focusing on dances from Texas Camp 2015! Come at 7:00 for a fun newcomers' session led by Misi featuring the easier dances from Texas Camp 2015 and possibly 2014. Then, don't miss Mike Revesz' teaching of 'Hot Cheeze', one of Mihai David's Romanian dances from Camp 2015.

Friday, January 8th
7-9:45 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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Julfest 2015Julfest Party Pictures!!!
Thanks to everyone who made the Dec 18 Julfest Party a great success. Here is a link to some pictures taken by Misi Tsurikov. Misi also took a couple of videos that are now available on youtube:
First video; Second video

Sketchy Guys
Sketchy Guys
A great way to kick off the year is with a quick review of Richard Power's tips on how to properly conduct yourself in a social dance setting. It is a fun and informative read that applies to all dance venues. Richard expands on 4 basic tips (slightly reworded here):
Don't be rough with your partner;
Don't correct your partner;
Don't use the dance floor to pick up someone;
Have good hygene.
(Richard Powers is the social dance instructor at Stanford University.
For those who were at Texas Camp, he was the mentor and inspiration for Campell Miller. Enjoy.)

Link of the week:
Jail House Rock!!!

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.
January 27: Scandinavian Dance Party.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Fridays, 7-8:30 Square dance lessons.
Square dance lessons are being offered in northwest Austin every other Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 staring January 8. The club, Levis and Lace, dance at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. For more information, contact Al Frazier, caller,

New dance hall at Pioneer Farms.
Do you know about Pioneer Farms in northeast Austin? They have been bringing in and restoring old buildings to create a typical central Texas village from the 1800s. This past year, they restored an old dance hall. It is a great venue for regular dances or special events. Pioneer Farms. Thanks Jon Durbin.

Four Balkan Dancers

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