AIFD Newsletter
March 10, 2017
La StradaCakeThis Friday at dancing:
La Strada plays!!!
Franklin DJs, Jasmine assists.
Also March Birthdays and Anniversaries.
Franklin HoustonJasmine Guha-CastleEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing to delightful tunes performed by La Strada! We’ll also celebrate our fellow dancers who have a March birthday or anniversary. This fun evening of folk dancing will be DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Jasmine Guha-Castle.
Lisa Horn DielmanTeaching: “Come Hither” at 7 PM to learn three alluring dances taught by Lisa Horn Dielman. Lisa will be teaching Ketri Ketri, Gypsy Wine and Aino Kchume (the featured dance).

Friday, March 10, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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Friday, March 17: No Dancing at Hancock.
In support of the 59th annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, we will not be meeting at Hancock. Hope to see you at the festival!

Friday, April 7: AIFD's 55th Anniversary Celebration!!!.
AIFD 50th Anniversary celebration
Gathering at AIFD's 50th anniversary. Click picture to enlarge.
SlavadilloIn honor of Austin International Folk Dancers’ fifty-fifth year, we’re throwing a grand party and everyone’s invited—old and new dancers alike! There’ll be food and drink aplenty, special souvenirs for AIFD members, and live music of a folk persuasion performed by none other than Slavadillo!

March 17-19: 2017 San Antonio Folk Dance Festival!!!
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival The 59th annual SAFDF is coming! Featured teachers: Ahmet Lüleci (Turkish dances), Miroslav "Bata" Marcetic (Serbian dances), and Andy Taylor-Blenis (Scottish, international, and children's dances). Registration is now open at Reminder that in support of the festival, AIFD will not meet on Friday, March 17th
Link of the week:
Bubble-sort with "Csángó".

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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.
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 pm, Free:
1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie’s house;
2nd Wed: Music Jam, HRC;
4th Wed: Music jam or dance review, HRC;
Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, HRC;
No partners necessary for dance.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. Show me the Balkan countries.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, March 15: Balkan Dance.
Balkan statesJoin 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing,
7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center,
2913 Northland Drive. No Charge.
dance circle

Karagouna - Phantom Ranch.
Ajde perase, ena kalokeri
Ajde ke de mou, de moustiles hamberi.

Aj Gounam, aj Gounam
Aj Gounam Karagounam.
Esena, su prepou,
Metaksata sigounia
Ajde ti hambe, hamberi na su stilo,
Ajde poupyases, pyases kenourio filo.

Am'posda, am'tida
Tin prokopis tin ida.
Am'posda, am ti da
Sto parathyri s'ida.

Ajde da pouli, pouliso ke ti stani,
Ajde na soupa,
Souparo 'na foustani.

Aj Gounam, aj Gounam,
Aj Gounam Karagounam.
Esena, su prepou, me taksu vazi vouna.
Me taksata sigounia.
Aide, one summer has passed
And you haven’t sent me any news.

Ai Gouna, ai Gouna,
My Karagouna,
You deserve
A silken embroidered vest.
Aide, what news shall I send you,
Aide, now that you have a new lover?

Indeed, how now,
I saw purpose,
Indeed, how now,
I saw you in the window.

Aide, I will sell, I'll sell the flock of sheep,
Aide, to buy,
To buy you a skirt.

Aj Gouna, aj Gouna,
My Karagouna,
You deserve
A silken embroidered vest.
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