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July 28, 2023

Friday, 7-9:45

Hancock Rec Center
811 E. 41st Street
All are welcome!!!

$5 at the door - 18 and older.
17 and younger free.
Children must be supervised.
New dancers free for their first 4 visits to AIFD.

AIFD Teaching Library
AIFD teaching libraryNeed a video reminder of a dance you learned here? Curious about the words to that song? We are pleased to announce the AIFD teaching library, which gives you dance names, videos, and words to songs. The library grows all the time, so bookmark the link and visit often!

Madeline BrockKathleen McDonagh This Friday!!! Enjoy a fun evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.

1001 Nights OrchestraLive Music!!! This week we'll be treated to the live music of Don Weeda and the 1001 Nights Orchestra.

Madeline teachingTeaching: To get the most out of 1001 Nights Orchestra, the evening will kick off with a review of the dances the band will play. Everyone is encouraged to arrive in time for the first hour.

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SAFDF needs your input.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalCan you help SAFDF? The committee wants to learn what would entice you to come to the SAFDF onsite dance workshops, and what would keep you away. Please fill out this 4-question survey by July 30. Thank you!
AIFD teaching at Austin State Hospital (ASH).
Dancing slipper sneakerLast year ASH contacted dance groups seeking volunteers to teach at their facility at 41st and Guadalupe. Your newsletter editor, Bill Ogilvie, volunteered. The background and screening process took 6 months. But as of May everything was in place. This past week I taught the 5th class and we are settling into a routine. The classes are 45 minutes every other Friday. We start with simple line dances to music that everyone is already familiar with - like Cupid Shuffle and Wagon Wheel. Then we do dances with fun movements (sways, yemenites, grapevines, turns, and such) - Ma Navu, Tzadik Katamar, Miserlou, and many others. It is fun seeing people come out of their shells if only for a few minutes.

Link of the week:
Tap duo, 10 year old and her Grandfather.
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