AIFD Newsletter
March 31, 2017
A letter from your President about this coming Friday:
A vote on proposed amendments to AIFD's Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws will be held at Hancock Recreation Center this coming Friday, March 31, 2017, at 8:30 pm. All paid up members of AIFD are eligible to vote. Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

NOTE: Online voting cannot be used for this vote, as it is not authorized in AIFD's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws and thus is not permitted by State statute. I personally apologize for erroneously announcing that online voting would be allowed.

Your AIFD Board of Directors has reviewed AIFD's operating rules--the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. We have presented our proposal of amendments to those documents to the membership of AIFD for their review prior to the vote.

We feel that the proposed amendments will better align the operations and structure of AIFD with the group's current practices and with regulatory requirements that affect AIFD.

We look forward to your presence this Friday!

Madeline Brock
President, AIFD

This Friday at dancing:
John DJs, RosieLee assists.
John ScalesRosieLee SalinasEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales will be our DJ. John will be assisted by RosieLee Salinas.
Michel_BregerTeaching: This week, Michel Breger will continue teaching three dances from Israel and Germany/Austria. The featured teaching will be our old favorite, Zillertaler Landler, slightly changed to the elegant and authentic way it is done in the Zillertal and all over Austria. Come at 7 to enjoy these dances.

Friday, March 31, 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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NEXT WEEK: Friday, April 7:
AIFD's 55th Anniversary Celebration - FREE!!!.
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! This celebration will be FREE, and we'll celebrate for an additional hour, until 10:45pm!!!
Link of the week:
The authentic Tyrolian Zillertaler Landler.

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
Na Wierzbowym Listku (Ada's Kujawiak No. 1)
The nightingale wrote a letter
From Ada Dziewnowska's book "Polish Folk Dances and Songs"


Na wierzbowym listku slowik list pisze,
A gdy już napisal, przerwal wiatr ciszę,
Przerwał listek, przerwał, zaniósł go wiośnie,
Potem przysiadł na s0śnie.

I skinęła ręką i wnet wyszło słońce,
Słowik strzepnął piórka i po łące
Dana, Dana poszła piosnka
Od samego Rana.

Księżyz już się jasną czapką chmur skłonił,
Kiedy wiosna listek wzięła w swe dłonie,
Przeczytała słowa, w których był smutek,
Żal słowika i nuty.
The Nightingale wrote a letter on a willow leaf,
When he finished it the wind interrupted the silence,
The Nightingale cut off the leaf and carried it
To spring and then sat on a pine.

Spring waved her hand and the sun came out,
The Nightingale fluttered his feathers
And a song “dana, dana” burst forth in the meadow
On that morning.

The moon already bowed with his light cap of clouds
When Spring took the leaf in her hands
And read the words which contained
the sadness and sorrow of the Nightingale
And musical notes.

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