AIFD Newsletter
June 3, 2016
This Friday at dancing
John DJs, Gilberto and Christian assist.
Home Grown Contra BandCome enjoy a fun evening of dancing featuring live international and contra music by HOMEGROWN!John Scales They will be playing two sets of international music and one rockin’ contra! The members of HOMEGROWN are Anne Alexander (saz, hurdy gurdy, whistle, fiddle and percussion), Gilberto RiveraNorris Foster Harrell (keyboard and vocals), Holly PlotnerChristian Cie (fiddle and vocals), Joane Rylander (mandolin, percussion and vocals), Franklin Houston (trumpet, accordion and Moldvai flute), and Dena Houston (guitar and percussion). John Scales will be our DJ for this lively evening of dancing. John will be assisted by Gilberto Rivera and Christian Cie.
Teaching: Michel Breger will teach two of AIFD’s long-time favorite German dances. Franklin HoustonMichel_Breger He will start with Zigeunerpolka (Gypsy Polka), a gentle polka mixer. Franklin Houston will then do quick walkthroughs of Devetorka (an easy Macedonian line dance) and Teton Mountain Stomp (a lively American mixer). Michel will wind up the teaching with Marklander, a schottische with a number of fun variations. Come join us!.

Friday, June 3rd, 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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Next Week!! Friday, June 10th: 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!

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!

Are you CPR/AED certified?
Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)
Link of the week:
Dancing with 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:

Sunday, june 5th: Sephardic Crossroads 2016!!
Sephardic CrossroadsEnjoy a fun afternoon of great music with Michelle Alany with Nefesh JoyKestra at Sephardic Crossroads 2016!! Some of our most favorite musicians will share timeless Judeo, Spanish, Balkan and Mediterranean music. The concert will be from 2 to 3:45, followed by audience participation folk dancing from 4-4:30 . Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin. $15 adults. $12 students and seniors. Students 12 and under free. For ticket information and full details, check out the event website.

Texas Camp 2016
Teacher Line Up Announced.
Texas Camp 2016
Full details here.
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