AIFD Newsletter
July 1, 2016
Fireworks drawingFlag and fireworksThis Friday at dancing
Independence Day Party
Sharon DJs, Jeff assists.
Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations at folk dancing! We’ll do plenty of American dances as well as sunny Sharon CasteelJeff Kesseldances to ring in the summer. AIFD will provide lemonade and watermelon. Feel free to bring refreshments to share, and wear your patriotic colors to dance! Our DJ will be Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.

MadelineFranklin HoustonTeaching: From 7 to 7:30, Franklin Houston and Madeline Brock will do run-throughs of popular dances that appeal to new and experienced dancers. The regular teaching program will resume on July 8!

Friday, July 1st, 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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Friday, July 8th: Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in July? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Friday, August 5th: Disney Costume Party!!
Let’s have a ball evoking the magical, Captain HookCinderellafolksy storytelling of Disney movies! Whether you’re a Peter Pan, Esmeralda, Simba, or Lilo, come merrily dance the night away in the bedazzling halls of Hancock. What’s more, the members of cSlavadillo will prepare and present a special, sumptuous suite of live music!

Friday, August 12th: Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in August? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Link of the week:
A Simple Gift - English Country Dance with music by Hoggetowne Fancy .

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.)
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
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary.
Contradance 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:

Sat/Sun, July 30th-31st: Balkan Folks 2016!!
"BalFolk" is a participatory music & dance idiom which is on a kind of rising tide of revival and young energy in Europe, Balkan Folks 2016especially in France, Germany, The Low Countries, England, Italy, and Spain. There is some visibility for this music & dance in the USA but not much. The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University and the Roots Music Institute are bringing instrumental music instructors (from California) and dance teachers (from France) for classes, workshops on Saturday and Sunday July 30th/31st, and a public dance on Saturday, July 30th. Full details. Registration. (Thanks to Yoshimi Masou for forwarding the info.)
Four Balkan Dancers

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