AIFD Newsletter
July 26, 2014
Over the next 2 weeks your humble AIFD newsletter editor will be pursuing his dream of proving that the great city of Istanbul was built from the ground up solely to be a backdrop for the James Bond film "From Russia with Love". In the remote chance that he is wrong and he upsets a bunch of nice Turkish folks, the newsletter you receive during that time may look different from the usual format. However, you'll still be informed on what's going on! - Bill Ogilvie.

This week at dancing
Madeline DJs, assisted by Brenda.
Madeline BrockBrenda BentonEnjoy a great evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Brenda Benton.
Teaching: Be sure to come at 7:30 and join Franklin Houston FranklinRikki Nicolaeon his trip to Slavonia, home of bečari (humorous folk singing) and the "mixed pickles" step. We'll learn several (maybe all) of the following dances: Slavjanka, Slavonsko Kolo, Drhtavac and Pagaruša. Then, don't miss the dramatic conclusion to Rikki Nicolae's teaching of Chef!

Saturday, July 26th
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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these AIFD upcoming events

September 13 - Greek Night with Kolorash.
KolorashEnjoy a lively evening of mostly (but not all) Greek dances with live music by Kolorash. Lisa Schneider (violin) and Eric Vorlmelker(bass, guitar, percussions) are the foundation of this lively folk dance band. The are often join by other musical talents.
November 8 - Bulgarika!!.
KolorashThe maestros of traditional Bulgarian Music, Bulgarika, return to Austin for another great concert. Keep an eye out for more details.

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
Other dance links
See our complete list
AIFD upcoming events.
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
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Upcoming "other dance" features:
Friday, August 8, 7-9pm, American Swing!!!
Join the Austin Parks and Recreation for an evening of swing music from the 1910s to the 1940s. Planet MusicThis Planet Music event will feature live music by Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies and dance lessons by Samantha Garfield and Alex Gaw. FREE. Dougherty Art Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78704.

Wednesdays, August 13 and 20, 7pm, Hambo Workshop. Austin Scandinavian Dancing will offer a 2-day Hambo Workshop at Hancock Recreation Center in the back room. Austin Scandi DancersWe will teach from 7:00 - 7:30 pm, to allow our Austin Barndance neighbors from the front room to join us, with additional hambo practice until 8:00 pm. See the group's calendar for more details.
Link of the week: Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies.
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