AIFD Newsletter
July 14, 2017
French flagCakeThis Friday at dancing:
Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité!
Holly DJ's, Janie assists.
Celebrate Bastille Day with your AIFD brothers and sisters. DJ Holly Plotner Holly PlotnerJanie Hopkinsand assistant Janie Hopkins will liberate your dancing soul with line and couple dances from France (and other equally great places ). We’ll also celebrate our fellow dancers who have a July birthday or anniversary with song, dance and the 'let them eat cake' portion of the program.

Sharon CasteelTeaching: Sharon Casteel will kick off the evening promptly at 7 with some fun teaching, including Žensko za raka.

Friday, July 14, 7-9:45 pm.
The 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)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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Sweaty guyDancing involves a lot of close contact. If you notice that your partner is hesitant to get into proper dance hold, is holding his or her breath, bolts from the dance floor as soon as the dance is over, or declines to dance with you again, you should recheck your hygiene and attire before coming to dancing.
Check out some ideas and suggestions here.

Four Balkan Dancers

From your AIFD Teaching Director:
Sharon CasteelIs there a dance you especially want to learn, or that you can't quite get by following behind the line? Send your teaching requests to Sharon at; she'll see what can go on the teaching schedule for summer and fall. - Sharon Casteel
Link of the week:
French folk dance.

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 Youtube channel.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
We will not be meeting during the summer. We will resume in the fall. Keep an eye out.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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


Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page or simply print and complete the membership form.
Bannielou Lambaol (Ridée)
The flags of the town of Lampaul (Wrinkled)
- Phantom Ranch - compiled by Dick Oats.
Me'm eus bet plijadur e Lambaol awechou,
oc'h ober tro an iliz gant an holl bannielou.

Jopo popo landibi dibi,
Jopo popo landibi do,
Manturla ridodenig,
Jopierei piralla.

Hag o strouin ganto dirak an aoter vras,
Hag ouzh o sevel kerkent er vann ken dres all o-hoazh.


Plijadur am beze, pa veze ar pardon,
Oc'h ober tro ar vered gant an dud a galon.


Eno 'vêze gwelet pa groge an avel,
Piw oa ar aotred wellan da zougen ar bnniel.


Ha dre ma tremened a bep tu d'ar vali,
Gant o zeod flour ar merc'hed a roe o ali.


Hag a rae o dibab e-touez ar baotred vrao
A welent en o o'haeran o tremen dirazo.

I used to have so much fun at Lambaol once,
Going around the church with all the banners.

Jopo popo landibi dibi,
Jopo popo landibi do,
Manturla ridodenig,
Jopierei piralla.

And dip them before the great altar,
Then lift them back again straight in the air.


I had so much fun the day of the pilgrimage,
Going around the cemetery with men of good faith.


It was there we saw, when the wind was up,
Who were the best to carry the banners.


As we passed on both sides of the Grande All'e,
The girls gave judgment in their soft voices.


They made their choice of the proud lads
Who passed before them in their finest array.

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