AIFD Newsletter
March 30, 2013
This week at dancing
April Fools' Party!!!

HollyMake a fool of April April Fools Hat Fools' Day by celebrating two days ahead of time. Holly Plotner will treat us to a fun evening of spoofs and alternate version of our favorite dances which will keep you on your toes (pun fully intended).

MisiHolly will be assisted by Misi Tsurikov. In addition, Misi will conduct the newcomers' class, beginning promptly at 7:30. Misi will match the spirit of the evening with some April-Fooly tunes he has up his sleeve, including - Pravo, Syrtos, Tsamiko, Opa Cupa, Drumul Dracului, and Arap.

Then Misi will treat us with some fun intermediate teaching: Mascaţii - an ancient pagan New Year's dance used to scare away the old year. Mascaţii was introduced by Sonia and Cristian at the recent SAFDF weekend. Misi will have a lot more information about this fun and interesting dance on Saturday.

Saturday, March 30th
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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Be the Tipping Point

Champion a folk dance: choose a dance you love, learn it well, make sure to request it often, be prepared to lead it, and encourage other dancers to get up and dance it with you!

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Late April or early May - 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. Stay tuned for the exact date.

May 18 - AIFD Elections!!
Ballot boxDuring announcements (9:30) we will hold elections for the AIFD board of directors. Want to know more about board positions or are you interested in running? Contact a board member.

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.
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:

Multi-Culti Couple Dance.
Multi-culti Enjoy a lively mix of Hungarian, Scandinavian, Swing, and other couples dances at the upcoming Multi-Culti Couple Dancing event, this Friday, March 29th, at HRC, 7-9:45. No partner required. For more information check out their website.

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Happy Passover and Happy Easter - AIFD board.
Try a Little --Kenn Nesbitt
Passover Try a little Matzah Brei
Go ahead now,
Don’t be shy.
Matzah Brie is very tasty
Even when it comes out pasty
During Pesach I eat it every day
For me it is the only way
It is so filling that’s a fact
Better still when the matzah’s cracked
On Passover we don’t eat bread
We eat lotsa Matzah Brei instead

Easter Eggs -- Unknown
Easter Easter eggs, Pink, green and blue,
Easter eggs, For me and you.

Easter eggs, Candy sweet,
Easter eggs, Are good to eat.

Easter eggs,
Pretty and funny,

Link of the week: Easter Folk Dancing: Prague
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