AIFD Newsletter
June 24, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Live music with Shirley Johnson!!
Madeline DJs, Christian assists.
Shirley JohnsonMadeline BrockChristian Cie
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing to live music by the talented Shirley Johnson. Shirley's repertoire includes a large number of our favorite tunes that will keep your feet moving. Our DJ will be Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Christian Cie.

HollyTeaching: Holly Plotner will once again take us on a dancing journey through Greece. She will continue with tiz omal, island syrtos from Naxos and continue to other magical places in Greece. Later on she will review Issios. COME JOIN US!

Friday, June 24th, 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, 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!

Friday, July 8th: Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in June? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Four Balkan Dancers

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Link of the week:
Russian Dance Suite - Summer.

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

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?
- Poem by William Shakespeare

ShakespeareShall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Join the friends
Enjoy the warm days of summer
it is a wonderful part of the year


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