AIFD Newsletter
July 20, 2013
This week at dancing
Holly DJs with assistance from Rikki.

Holly Rikki Nicholae Holly Plotner will DJ a great evening of dancing, assisted by Rikki Nicolae. This week's program will be 'Old and New', featuring dances introduced in the past year as well as dances popular 20 years ago (get it? July 20).
MadelineMadeline Brock will kick off the evening at 7:30 with another of her wonderful newcomers' classes. This week she Franklinwill partner with Franklin Houston to teach the Two-step. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of this ever popular American dance.

John and PeggyLater, don't miss the rare opportunity to learn our only Assyrian couple dance, Aino Kchume, taught by the fabulous John Ramage and Peggy Wingate. Then Franklin is back up to review Mandinades, the Greek dance he introduced last week.

Saturday, July 20th
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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Be the Tipping Point

Wear a camp shirt often when out in public. If it makes people curious, invite them to dancing.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

August 3rd, Rain Dance.
Rain Dance Central Texas is in the midst of a multi-year drought. Let’s communally encourage the the powers that be to bless us with a little more rain. Wear trinkets, bracelets, coin belts, or anything else that rattles. Come show your enthusiasm for water as Madeline Brock leads us in the time honored tradition of rain dance!
August 10th, Membership meeting.
See the recent post for more details.

September 14: Back to School Open House.
Back to schoolSummer has just started, but it is never to early to start talking up our September Open House. We're going to make a special effort to get a lot of new folks in the door, and give them an experience that will make them want to come back.

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Other dance links
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World's words - updated by Misi.
Cruise party pictures.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, August 30, 2013, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

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Upcoming "other dance" feature:
NefeshThursday, July 25th - Nefesh plays at Central Market North, 6:30-9pm Michelle Alany has coordinated this concert in hopes of attracting AIFD dancers. Let’s converge at Central Market to partake of Nefesh’s rich and luxurious dance tones and rhythms. See you there!!

July Paints of Winter - ArmourQuill Hunter
July paints masterpieces
kissing my canvas with lively breezy strokes
July paints what she sees
adding intrigue to yellow folks
She paints a cold numbing winter
adding icicles on Christchurch trees
She paints a briskly Tasman salty sea
Sitting at a window overlooking her muse
July can't see colour til summer’s shines it's hues

Link of the week: Bonchidai Invirtita (one of my favorites).
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