AIFD Newsletter
July 11th, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
Live Music with La Strada!!!
Plus July Birthdays!!!
La StradaCake Enjoy a fun evening of dancing with the lively tunes of La Strada. Here is a snippet of the group performing at one of the farmers' markets. We will also celebrate July birthdays. Do you have a birthday in July? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? John ScalesRosieLee Salinas Make sure you, he, she, they celebrate at the July Birthday Celebration at folk dancing. John Scales will be this week's DJ. He will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
MisiMadelineTeaching: We continue Summer School - By Popular Demand! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Misi Tsurikov will continue leading us through our top 100 favorite dances. Later in the evening Madeline Brock will review Mindrele.

Saturday, July 11th
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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Austin International Folk Dancers'
Code of Conduct.
AIFD is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone at AIFD events. This week, the AIFD board is releasing its own Code of Conduct. The AIFD board collaborated with the staff at Hancock Code of ConductRec Center and reviewed policies implemented by other groups to develop this code. You can find the link to the code of conduct on the right column of as well as in the "Other dance links" section of the AIFD newsletter. If you have any questions about the code, please feel free to contact an AIFD board member.

Answer July
- Emily Dickinson
Answer July—
Where is the Bee—
Where is the Blush—
Where is the Hay?

Ah, said July—
Where is the Seed—
Where is the Bud—
Where is the May—
Answer Thee—Me—
Nay—said the May—
Show me the Snow—
Show me the Bells—
Show me the Jay!

Quibbled the Jay—
Where be the Maize—
Where be the Haze—
Where be the Bur?
Here—said the Year—
Link of the week:
3 Finnish Folk Music Instruments.

Other dance links
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam, 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:
July 24-26, IFCC Dance Workshop!!
The International Folk Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University in OLLU English CountrySan Antonio is hosting a workshop around Regency-Era Dances & English Country Dances. Registration for the full event is $65. For complete details, including information about housing, part time attendance, and teachers, check out the registration flier. Online registration is also available.

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