AIFD Newsletter
June 10, 2016
This Friday at dancing
CakeCakeJune Birthdays and Anniversaries!!
Sharon DJs, David assists.
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangDo you have a June 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 Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by David Liang.
Teaching: Michel Breger will continue teaching two of AIFD’s long-time favorite German dances Michel_Bregerwith his lovely partner, Sandy. He will start with Zigeunerpolka (Gypsy Polka), a charming polka mixer. He will then finish his teaching of Marklander, a schottische with a number of fun variations. Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 10th, 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, June 24th: Live Music with Shirley Johnson!!
Shirley Johnson Enjoy a fun evening of dancing with live music provided by Shirley Johnson. Stay tuned for more details. Shirley will also be playing at "World Music Marmalade", a House Concert with Cocktail Hour in North Austin, on Sunday, June 12th, from 5:30-8:30 pm. See the event website for more details, including other musical guests and suggested donation.

Friday, July 1st: Independence Day Party!!
Flag and fireworks Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations at folk dancing! We’ll do plenty of American dances as well as sunny dances to ring in the summer. AIFD will provide lemonade and watermelon. Feel free to bring refreshments to share, and wear your patriotic colors to dance!

Four Balkan Dancers
Link of the week:
Last week was dancing with horses.
This week it is dancing without horses.
(thanks Jeff Kessel).

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:

Friday - Sunday, June 10th-12th:
45th Annual Texas Folk Life Festival.

Looks like the weather has cleared just in time to travel to San Antonio for another fantastic Texas Folk Life Festival. Come see a variety of great dance and music acts, exhibits, and interactive events. Also, keep an eye out for Csárdás Hungarian Dancers, Austin's local Hungarian dance troupe that includes many of your fellow folk dancers. Some come to AIFD on Friday for some great dancing fun, then travel down to San Antonio on either Saturday or Sunday (or both) to take in the festivities. Comp;lete details.

Saturday, June 11th: Florence Friendship Days!!
Looking for an excuse to get out of town and enjoy some great live music? Consider driving up the road to Jason Roberts Band Florence for the Friendship Festival. The day will be full of events and games. Then, as the sun sets and things cool off, the Jason Roberts Band will take the stage. Jason Roberts was the fiddle player for Asleep at the Wheel for many years. He band includes very talented musicians and his repertoire includes a wide variety of C&W, swing, waltzes, and polkas. Admission to the dance is $10. For full details, check out the event page.

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