AIFD Newsletter
June 9, 2012
This week at dancing
Open Mic Night AIFD Style

Join us this Saturday for Open Mic Night -- AIFD style! Musicians (all skill levels welcome) are invited to offer up a tune or two for the dancers. The only rule is that it be folk-dancable. So, grab your fiddle, guitar, drum, flute, trumpet, gaida, or any other instrument and come play!

Bill Bill will program.

Rikki Nicolae will conduct walkthroughs from 7:30-8:30. Later in the evening she will teach "Agir Halay" - a slow, soulfull turkish dance to a haunting melody, she learned from Ahmet Luleci.

7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)
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About this week's teacher

Rikki Nicolae is a new Texan, happily growing roots in AIFD. Before she relocated here for work, she taught recreational dancers in Berkely California and beyond, and served as the Dance Director (drill sergeant) for Ahmet Luleci’s performance ensemble Collage, both in San Francisco, and in Boston for 5 years before that. Her love of Turkish dancing is only rivaled by her addiction to Bulgarian dance, which she honed living in Bulgaria for a year on a Watson Fellowship. Learn more about Rikki.
Interested in performing?
DAC performance, July 26th
Other dance links and events
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
5th Friday Multicultural Dance at HRC. Next event: Friday, June 29.
Contradance and English Country Dancing

Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
English Country Dancing

Jimmy Drury
Jimmy Drury (San Antonio) will teach at English Country Dancing this week:

Friday, June 8th, 7:30-10:30 pm
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
6800 Woodrow Ave
(discounts for TAADA members and students)

Link of the week
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Folk Dancers at Round Rock ISD
Misi Tsurikov

John Ramage
Congratulations and Thanks to
Misi Tsurikov and John Ramage

From Misi:
"In January 2012, AIFD received an interesting request from Mary Beth Kepper, a dance teacher at Round Rock High School. Mary Beth had a small class of beginning ballet folklorico students, and was interested in broadening their horizons through dances from other countries. John Ramage and Misi Tsurikov responded to the request, and spent several weeks teaching the students many of our AIFD mainstays. The result was a beautiful, eye-opening, overwhelmingly positive experience for all involved — and an additional $300 in AIFD’s coffers."

View Misi's complete summary
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