AIFD Newsletter
March 4, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Franklin DJs, Dee assists.
Franklin HoustonDee McCandlessEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston. Franklin will be assisted by Dee McCandless.
Teaching: Come at 7:00 for an SAFDF-themed newcomers' session Misiled by Misi Tsurikov. Misi will present some easy dances from past SAFDFs. Later in the evening krasi_three_dancers05_smallour DJ this week, Franklin Houston, will review Bučimiš, a Bulgarian line dance in 15/16 rhythm that was introduced in Texas at the 1968 Texas Camp. Wear a loose fitting belt if you want to do the dance lesa na poyas!

Friday, March 4th, 7-9:45 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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NEXT WEEK: Friday, March 11th: Live Music with AIO plus March Birthday Celebration
AIOEnjoy an exciting evening of dancing featuring live music from AIO! Come see and hear folk instruments played beautifully by CakeAnne Alexander, Mark Gilston, Yosuke Kimura, Yoshimi Masuo, Joane Rylander, and Don Weeda. We’ll also celebrate all of our dancers with a birthday or anniversary in March.

Friday, March 18th: SAFDF: No dancing at HRC.
In support of the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF), AIFD will not be meeting at Hancock. Details about the festival are below. We hope to see you there.

Friday, April 1st: General Foolishness Incoming...
April Fools HatWe'll be dancing on April Fools' night this year! Stay tuned, and prepare to be surprised by a surprising number of surprisingly surprising surprises.

Friday, April 8th: April Birthday and Anniversary Celebration
CakeIt's time to celebrate all of our dancers with a birthday or anniversary in April. Come to folk dancing to dance with them, serenade them, and feed them cake!
Link of the week:
First MIT Folk Dance Festival - March 27, 1966.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
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. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

Friday, March 18: AIO at IKEA!!
AIOAIO will be playing at the Swedish Easter Påskbord at IKEA Round Rock from 4 to 7 pm. For more information, including tickets and seating times, see the IKEA event page.

March 18-20: 58th Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSAFDF 2016 is coming up soon -- and registration is open! This year features Bulgarian dances with Yves Moreau, French Canadian and children's dances with France Bourque-Moreau, and West African dances with Tonya Pennie. Visit for more info and registration materials!
(Note: in support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock on Friday, March 18th.)

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