AIFD Newsletter
March 22, 2014
This week at dancing
John Scales DJs, John Ramage and Kristina Kinsel assist.
We hope you enjoyed last week's hiatus from HRC and that you made it down to San Antonio for SAFDF. Now that we are back, join AIFD this week for a fun evening of dancing DJd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Kristina Kinsel and John Ramage.
John Scales Kristina Kinsel John Ramage

MisiTeaching: SAFDF 2014 featured a lot of fun dances, and we begin introducing them this week. Misi Tsurikov will lead a newcomers' session that will include a couple of the easier dances. Later, Misi will teach Pre Picior, a lively and satisfying Serbian dance presented at SAFDF 2014 by Miroslav Marcetic.

Saturday, March 22nd
7:30-10:45 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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these AIFD upcoming events

March 29th: Mad Hatter's Ball!
Mad HatterCelebrate April Fool’s Day just a tad early. Channel the energy of madness and whimsy by wearing a striking hat of your choice. Decorate a top hat or bonnet. Wear character hats. Any hat will do as long as it is danceable. Madeline will DJ this evening of topsy-turvy frivolity.
Upcoming "other dance" features:

March 22: 7th Annual Nowruz Festival!!
Celebrate the Persian New Year, Vernal Equinox, and start of Spring at the Nowruz Festival, at Central Market North (41st St and Lamar). This lively event will kick off at 5 and include several music and dance performances.

March 28-30: 2nd Annual Austin Waltz Weekend!!
Austin Social Dance presents a weekend of walz dancing and workshops, Where is Waltzofeaturing the instructors Nick Enge and Melissa Carvell from Stanford University. Venue: Anna Hiss Gym on UT Campus. As an added treat, the weekend will include a Where's Waltzo dance at the Capitol! Pricing: Pay what you can afford - suggested donation: $5-15/workshop. For full details and to register, check out their website .

Other dance links
See our complete list
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"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, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

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MisiBrenda BentonCongratulations to Misi Tsurikov, Brenda Benton, and everyone else involved in organizing last week's successful San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.

GenevieveAlso, congratulations to Genevieve Kent, receipient of the 2014 Texas Camp Award. Genevieve received the award during the intermission of Saturday's World Dance Showcase, part of the SAFDF. The award recognized the many contributions that Genevieve has made to folk dancing since she started dancing in 2000.

Link of the week: Hopak.
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