AIFD Newsletter
March 29, 2014
This week at dancing
Mad Hatter Mad Hatter's Ball.
MadelineMichel_BregerCelebrate 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 Brock will DJ this evening of topsy-turvy frivolity. She will be assisted by Michel Breger

Saturday, March 29th
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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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.)
eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

April 19 - Nefesh!!!
NefeshJoining AIFD for Easter, Nefesh is a vibrant and enchanting Austin group comprised of: Michelle Alany-Violin/Vocals, Shirley Johnson-Accordion-Vocals, Jesse Berkowitz-Guitar, Evan Wanserski-Cello, Benjamin Alany-Percussion. Come dance to their special repertoire of soulful songs from around the world.

April 26 - Korobushka returns!!!
GenevieveKorobushka rejoins AIFD for a lively spring reprieve guaranteed to chase away those winter blues. Sunny days are on their way. Come celebrate!!
Upcoming "other dance" features:

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

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
plays for AIFD!!!
Thanks to the initiative put forth by our own Genevieve Kent, last Saturday folk dancers were treated to the live music of the NOLA brass band Slow Danger.Slow Danger Slow Danger was in town for the annual Honk Texas weekened. Genevieve had taken it upon herself to scope the festivities looking for a band that might just play several familiar folk dance tunes. She bumped into Slow Danger and found that Genevievethey were a perfect fit for Saturday night folk dancing. After some prodding and smooth talking, she was able to convince them to show up at dancing and play a nice set for tips. What a blast. Thanks Slow Danger, and thanks Genevieve.

Link of the week: Slow Danger from NOLA playing at folk dancing last week. Thanks David Belknap for the clip.
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