AIFD Newsletter
July 8, 2016
This Friday at dancing
CakeCakeJuly Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Franklin DJs, Michel assists.
Franklin HoustonMichel_BregerDo you have a July birthday or anniversary or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake! This lively event will be DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Michel Breger.
Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: Come on a dance tour of Romania this Friday with Lisa Horn Dielman teaching old AIFD Romanian favorites. These dances are lively and fun with very exciting foot-stomping music. Bun venit la dansurile din România!

dance circlePictures from AIFD's 2016 Independence Day Party, July 1.
Friday, July 8th, 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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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!

SAFDF 2016: video is online. Find it here.
SAFDF 2016
Thanks to Misi Tsurikov for posting the video
and sending the link.
Link of the week:
2016 Texas Folklife Festival - Trepet - Pryvit .

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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Sat/Sun, July 30th-31st: Balkan Folks 2016!!
"BalFolk" is a participatory music & dance idiom which is on a kind of rising tide of revival and young energy in Europe, Balkan Folks 2016especially in France, Germany, The Low Countries, England, Italy, and Spain. There is some visibility for this music & dance in the USA but not much. The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University and the Roots Music Institute are bringing instrumental music instructors (from California) and dance teachers (from France) for classes, workshops on Saturday and Sunday July 30th/31st, and a public dance on Saturday, July 30th. Full details. Registration. (Thanks to Yoshimi Masou for forwarding the info.)
Four Balkan Dancers

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