AIFD Newsletter
May 17, 2014
This week at dancing
Elections and Slavadillo!!!
SlavadilloElection night!!! Come enjoy a lively evening of dancing with DJ Holly Plotner and her assistant John Ramage. The evening will include a couple sets of live music sets provided by Slavadillo.

At around 9:30 AIFD will hold its annual elections for a new Board of Trustees.
Holly Plotner
John Ramage
MadelineFranklinTeaching: Don't miss another one of Madeline Brock's engaging and interesting newcomer sessions, beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. Later in the evening Franklin Houston will review Gerakina and Kacerac. You can find the notes for both dances on the dance notes page maintained by Franklin.

Saturday, May 17th
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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Upcoming "other dance" features:
Saturday, May 17th - German Dancers perform at Anhalt.
The famous Anhalt Maifest is taking place this Saturday (May 17) afternoon from 12 to 5 pm. AIFD will perform German dances around 2:30 pm with 11 dancers, led by Michel Breger. Join us for afternoon fun, real German food and Texas polka/waltz/folk dancing. The address is Anhalt Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road, Spring Branch, just North of San Antonio. You can still make it back in time for the evening AIFD dancing.
Friday, May 23rd - Planet Music: Middle Eastern!!!
Head down to the Dougherty Arts Center from 7-9 on Friday, May 23rd, to enjoy some lively Middle Eastern dancing and music at Planet Music's Middle Eastern show. Performing groups will include 1001 Nights Orchestra, Ravaan Persian Dancers, and some familiar faces from the Austin International Folk Dancers. This event is sponsored by the City of Austin Department of Recreation and coordinated by our own Genevieve Kent.
Friday. May 30th - Korobushka and Kolorash!!
An evening of dancing and music not to be missed. Enjoy Korobushka and Kolorash back to back on Friday, May 30th, starting at 8pm at the fabulous Monkey Nest, 5353 Burnet Rd. Korobushka, with lead singer Genevieve Kent, will kick off the evening. Genevieve will then join Lisa Schneider and Kolorash, along with Yosuke Kimura on Kontra, Don Weeda on accordion, and Eric Vormelker on Bass.
dance circle
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.
Žita Kolo
Cereals circle dance
/ Deder, Diko, pogodi,
Zašto žite ne rodi. /
/ Žito ne rodi,
Jer je svila u modi. /

/ Volim sunce i misec,
Volim zlatnu jabuku. /
/ Sunce i misedc,
Volim zlatnu jabuku. /
Say, sweetheart, can you guess
Why the grain's not bearing?
The grain's not bearing
For silk's in style.

I love the sun and moon,
I love a golden apple.
The sun an the moon,
I love a golden apple.
Thanks to Dick Oake's fantastic International Folk Dance Resources site for providing the words above. This site is a great resource for all things folk dance related.

Link of the week: Dancers from Andes celebrate Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun .
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