AIFD Newsletter
June 20th, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
Father's Day Solstice Celebration!!
Iola DJ's, Lindsay assists.
Iola HallockLindsay Orlando Join a folk celebration of the masculine summer spirit. If you are so inspired, wear fancy belts, antlers, feathers or other masculine headdress to boost the mood. Dance requests from fathers and in honor of fathers take priority. Iola Hallock will DJ this lively event, assisted by Lindsay Orlando.
MisiTeaching: Come at 7:30 p.m. for more 'Summer School - By Popular Demand!' During the summer, we will teach many of our most popular dances, starting from #100 and working up to #1. Misi Tsurikov continues our journey to the top.

Saturday, June 20th
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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From our president:
Madeline Madeline Brock (current AIFD president) and Iola Hallock (past president) met with supervisor of Hancock Recreation Center (HRC) on June 17th. Here are some updates about the ballroom floor and HRC's new historic designation status.

Upcoming "other dance" features:
Saturday, June 20, 1pm: Korobushka!!!
Korobushka Come dance to the tunes of Korobushka as they perform at the Bullock Museum's Refugee Day, corner of 19th and Congress, Saturday, June 20th, 1pm. Free!!!
Sunday, June 28, 2-4pm: Planet Music!!!
1001 Nights Orchestra 1001 Nights Orchestra, with special guests Rabia Ali, Erin Foster Ghanem and Frances Elliott present music from Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Caucasus, Asian-American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. For more details, check out the event page. Free!!!

Saturday, July 4: HRC closed - no dancing.
Flag and fireworks AIFD will NOT meet at HRC on July 4th - Austin Parks and Recreation closes its rec centers on the 4th of July so employees can enjoy the holiday festivities.
Link of the week:
Austin's own Csardas performs at last week's 44th Annual Texas Folklife Festival. Video by Elizabeth Falvai.
Other dance links
See our complete list
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
On A Midsummer Eve
- Poem by Thomas Hardy

I idly cut a parsley stalk,
And blew therein towards the moon;
I had not thought what ghosts would walk
With shivering footsteps to my tune.

I went, and knelt, and scooped my hand
As if to drink, into the brook,
And a faint figure seemed to stand
Above me, with the bygone look.

I lipped rough rhymes of chance, not choice,
I thought not what my words might be;
There came into my ear a voice
That turned a tenderer verse for me.

(Thanks to David Liang for the suggestion.)
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