AIFD Newsletter
July 29, 2016
This Friday at dancing
John DJs, Christian assists.
John ScalesChristian CieEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Christian Cie.
dance circle

Kathleen McDonaghTeaching: Kathleen McDonagh will be presenting the always popular dances of Yves and France Moreau. She will be teaching dances from Bulgaria and France. The featured dance of the evening will be Coconeasa. Teaching begins at 7:00. Come learn the dances that have given folk dancers so much dancing joy!

Friday, July 29th, 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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NEXT WEEK!! 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 Slavadillo 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!

Friday, August 26th: Leah's Birthday Dance -
A Tribute to Leah Morgan Durrett.

This will be a loving, light-hearted evening, in the spirit of someone who had infectious curiosity about all kinds of music and cultures. Leah DurrettLeah was the type of person to perk up at the sound of a band playing and jump right into the line to figure out the dance. Music by: Don Weeda, Corinne Zappler, Genevieve Kent, and Phara Charmchi. So put on your fanciest wig, stripey-est socks, and your most extravagant hat, and in the spirit of Leah, dance your heart out! Full details here.
Link of the week:
Shut Up And Dance With Me a-la Disney.

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
August is AIFD membership month.
An annual $10 fee from each member is needed to fulfill our insurance obligations, allows you to vote (or run for) AIFD Board positions, and covers costs beyond the weekly door fee.

Current members: If you have not already done so, please renew your membership with the group. It is simple: give $10 (cash or check) to the treasurer at dancing with a special note and, if necessary, update your contact information.

New members: If you have been dancing with us for at least a month, please join us as an official member. New members are provided a magnetized name badge; simply provide us your completed membership form, and $10 (cash or check).

For more information, and to access the membership form, please visit
Four Balkan Dancers

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