AIFD Newsletter
May 11, 2013
This week at dancing
Madeline DJs, Rikki teaches!!!

Madeline Lila Enjoy a great evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Madeline Brock with assistance from Lila Luce.
Teaching: "Hey, good lookin', whatcha got cookin'?. . ." Join us this week, when we serve up an exciting menu of dances. Kathleen McDonagh will be on hand at 7:30 p.m. to whet Rikki Nicholaeyour appetites with a selection of introductory dances. For our main course, Rikki Nicolae will present Chef (pronounced "kef"), a high energy, Transylvanian Roma dance taught by Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu at SAFDF 2013.
We'll use part of the evening for a special send off for our VP, Masha. We'll have cake. Bring snacks to share. See lower right for details.

Saturday, May 11th
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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May 18 - Home Grown Contra Band
Home Grown Contra Band Enjoy a fun evening of live music on May 18th when the Homegrown Contra Band plays 2 sets of international music, along with a contra or two.

May 18 - AIFD Elections!!!
Ballot boxAt around 9:30 that same evening AIFD 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.

For more information, including who is currently running and a description of board duties, click here.

Complete list of upcoming events.
Other dance links
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Pictures from various AIFD events.
"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, May 31, 2013, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
AIFD at the Maifest
Sunday, May 19, in Anhalt, Texas
German dancersCome dance, listen to great music, eat great food, drink beer, be with friends, make new friends... and see a performance by your very own AIFD! Yes, at 3 pm five couples will show German dances, including the authentic Zillertaler Landler. The Donnie Wavara Polka Band is playing all afternoon. Check or ask Michel Breger for directions or car pooling.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Farewell to Masha
Masha Masha, the current VP of AIFD, is leaving Austin this month to join her boyfriend in the snowier locale of North Bay, Ontario. She feels immensely lucky to have found the warm, Cake wonderful folk dancing community of Austin, and she will miss the group very much! It has been a joy to hold hands, allemande left and exchange smiles with all of you. Join her this Saturday for a parting round of horos! Cake will be served. Bring snacks to share.

Next week - Home Grown Contra Band!!
Home Grown Contra Band Homegrown Contra Band is going INTERNATIONAL! On May 18th they will perform two sets of dance music from around the world each set containing a contra. Look and listen for Anne Alexander's new booming tupan along with her exotic hurdy gurdy; Franklin Houston's refurbished accordion and his wild and crazy trumpet; Joane Rylander's mad mandolin; Holly Plotner's fabulous fiddle and Dena Houston's throbbing guitar.

For more information about the Home Brown Contra Band, check out their website.

Link of the week: Mother's Day Dance.
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