AIFD Newsletter
June 2, 2012
Franklin This week at dancing

Franklin will kick off the evening by teaching "easy dances with (optional) fancy variations". He'll be choosing dances from the following:

Djurdjevka Kolo (Serbia)
Alunelul (Romania)
Chiotikos (Greece)
Devetorka (Macedonia)
Malo Kolo (Serbia)
Povrateno Oro (Macedonia)
Trite Pati (Bulgaria)
U Sest (Serbia)

Come to dancing early for some great teaching!!

7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center
Be the Tipping Point
In his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell writes about how the cumulative effect of small forces can result in a dramatic change when a threshold is crossed (the tipping point). The wonderful turnout at our recent 50th anniversary celebration reminds us all what a vibrant, exciting, joyful place Austin International Folk Dancers can be when we all come together as a community to dance. To build on that success, we appeal to everyone in AIFD to join our campaign to “Be the Tipping Point.” Commit to making small changes in how we participate in our dance community.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point" at

This week's tipping point:
Arrive 10 minutes earlier for dancing.

Upcoming events
Chaparral Ice looking for teachers, Tuesdays, Jun 11 - Aug 17.
Other dance links and events
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Village International Dancing
1st & 3rd Friday, Hancock Rec Center
Austin Scandinavian Dancing
Wednesday Nights, Hancock Recreation Center.
Contradance and English Country Dancing
Wednesdays and other days
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas International Folk Dancers
for finding all the folk dancing around the state.

For a complete list of great links, see our AIFD links page

Link of the week
Buranovskiey Babushki "Grandmothers from Buranovo" - second place winners in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Buranovo is a small Russian town just east of the Ural mountains. Thanks to Tatiana Houston for suggesting this video.
Letitia Keller
Letitia (Tish) Keller

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear friend and long time folk dancer Tish Keller. Tish left us on Thursday, May 24th. Obituary

Sto mi e milo

Sto mi e milo, milo i drago
Vo struga grada mamo, duk'an da imam
Lele varaj mome, mome Kalino
Vo struga grada mamo duk'an da imam

(full song, translation and music)

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