Would you like to be Zoom Monitor for AIFD?|
A message from Scott Margo, Program Director:
Hello, I am serving as the new programming director for AIFD. As you are probably aware, AIFD is hosting Friday night dance meetings over Zoom every other Friday. The Houston group is hosting the other Friday nights.
To make the meetings go a little smoother, in Austin we have started to use a 'monitor' to help take the load off of the host and the dance teachers. I served as the monitor this past Friday, and it was a pretty simple job. That said, it would be great if anybody else would be interested in volunteering for a night to serve as the monitor. For this initial search I'm only looking for someone from now until the end of October 2020.
This means I'm looking for volunteers to be the monitor on 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, and 10/30. The total time commitment is just over two hours, and I'll summarize the duties below. The dance monitor should be someone who is not teaching a dance that same night. Experience using Zoom is a definite advantage, too. The host will make the monitor a co-host so that the monitor can perform the needed duties.
Come Zoom With Us!!|
A special thanks from Dena Houston to AIFD Zoom leaders.
| Online Dance Activities|
Compiled by Denise Fynmore.
These are some of the online dancing events, but not all. Please check our Facebook page frequently.
Also, Dale Adamson maintains a comprehensive Events Calendar of online dance events. In an effort to streamline the newsletter, events on this calendar will not be duplicated in the newsletter.
Friday Night Folk Dance co-hosted by Houston and Austin International Folk Dancers, 7:30-9:30pm. For details about this week's Zoom event, please scroll to the top left of this newsletter.
Yves Moreau – has dance videos of his teaching of FIVE dances. These are available on his Facebook page anytime.
San Antonio Zoom dancing is Tuesdays 7-9 pm ("doors" open at 6:45 pm). The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85471809185. Everyone is welcome. Dance requests may be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by Sunday, and we will honor them as much as we can. If you would like to get on our regular or Zoom mailing list, please send a message to the same address.
Dimitar Petrov teaches a workshop with several Bulgarian dances. It is on YOUTUBE.COM, also with a link from the AIFD Facebook page. Available on YOUTUBE anytime.
Rebekah Valencia is hosting Monday evening ZOOM folk dancing in your living room from Oklahoma. Check the Oklahoma City Folk Dancers Facebook page for time ad ZOOM link.
CDSS (Country Dance and Song Society) has compiled a great list of online events for the Contra and English Country Dancers. See their website at cdss.org community covid19 online-events.
Austin Balkan Singers in quarantine continues to meet on Zoom, every Wednesday night at 7 PM for an hour or so. If you are missing your 5/8, 7/8, 9/8, or even 11/8 dose you are welcome to join us – zoom singing has the advantage that you can "sing along" while muted if you want to learn in private. Also we are being joined by folks from far away who we have missed. Send e-mail to email@example.com if you want to zoom-sing along with us.
If you have any suggestions or comments about upcoming online events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.