AIFD Newsletter
March 16, 2013
We are dancing in San Antonio.
Come join us!
AIFD will not meet at Hancock this week.

San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSan Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF), March 15-17.

Romanian, Mexican, and English Country dances will be featured at this year's San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

Check the SAFDF website for full costs and details.

Can't attend the entire festival?
Consider the Saturday night concert.

SAFDF performance

Every year the organizers of SAFDF bring together tremendous dance talent from both local and international organizations.

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Be the Tipping Point

Consider running for the AIFD board.
Elections will be in May. Contact a board member.

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eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Saturday, March 30 - April Fool's Party!!
April Fools Hat April Fools!!! We’re celebrating April first on March 30th. Holly Plotner will deliver an April Fools program that will keep you on your toes.

May or June - Golden Oldies Party!!
Franklin Enjoy a fun evening with the great dance classics introduced by teachers who really helped inspire folk dancing. Franklin Houston will dig into his wealth of knowledge and experience to create a delightful program that we will publish in the newsletter and on ahead of time so that you’ll be ready to hit the floor dancing.

Complete list of upcoming events.

Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictures from Kabile, Nov 3, 2012.
Programmer / Assistant schedule
Pictures from Chuck's 80th Birthday Celebration
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature: SXSW
As you may know, this week Austin is hosting the SXSW music conference. What you may not know is that dancers are big winners at the conference. Wrist band holders come to hear music. They don't come to dance. During their spare time, musicians love to join local bands who play for dancers. So, forget the crowds. Just go to some of the local dance dives and the musicians will come to you.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.

Slavadillo Thanks Slavadillo for the great music at last week's Time Warp Party. Don, Ann, Kathleen, Mike, and Charlotte performed two incredible sets that included many of our favorite tunes.

Slavadillo40 people attended the party, and Slavadillo had nearly everyone of them up for each dance.

Live music works!!!

Live music and Saturday night folk dancing is a winning combination. Utilizing AIFD's live music compensation policy, the AIFD board would like to arrange a live music event at least every 6 weeks.

If would like to play at Saturday night dancing, take a look at the policy and see if it could work for you. And, if it does, let the AIFD board know so we can get the ball rolling.

Link of the week: "Šopske", performed by the Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing, one of the groups performing at the SAFDF Saturday night concert.
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