AIFD Newsletter
May 23rd, 2015
*** A Special Announcement from the AIFD Board of Directors ***
AIFD will move to FRIDAY NIGHTS beginning on OCTOBER 2nd, 2015.
Details here.

"We believe this is a positive move, which lets us remain in a desirable location that has served us well over the years."
- AIFD Board of Directors.

This week at dancing
Back at Hancock!!!
John DJs, assisted by Kathleen.
John ScalesKathleen McDonaghEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh. The work on the ballroom floor is complete so we will be back at Hancock Recreation Center.
MadelineTeaching: From Madeline Brock: Dances taught this week will be from some of the countries we'll be "traveling" to on our Danube Cruise Party on May 30. Hope to see you there!

Floor notice from the HRC staff:
The floor work is done!!! There may be a lingering odor of varnish which is noticeable but tolerable.
Saturday, May 23rd
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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A special note for Yahoo users.
Special Thanks!!
Lila LuceA very special thanks to Lila Luce for letting AIFD meet at her house over the past two weeks while the ballroom dance floor was being refinished.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Saturday, May 30th 10am-noon: Folk Dance Flash Mob!!!
Join your fellow folk dancers for another folk dance flash mob to the tunes of La Strada, this time at the Downtown Farmers' Market.

Saturday, May 30th: Danube River Cruise Party!!!
Join AIFD as we dance down the Danube aboard our modern, virtual, river cruise vessel. Cruise participant's are encouraged to represent one of the countriesDanube River Cruise through which the Danube River flows. Starting in Bavaria we will dance downstream to the Black Sea. A dedicated cruise photographer will take pictures at the different "ports" as you show us your costumes, share your food, and welcome the cruise ship's arrival with dance. For more information, including the countries we plan to visit and participation details, check out the event page.
Other dance links
See our complete list
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.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

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The Wall
- Tim Murphy

On a drizzly D.C. morning, in the middle of July,
My brother brought me downtown to the Mall;
Past the watchful eyes of Lincoln, 'neath a weeping summer sky,
We crossed the street to the little green and visited The Wall.

I remember I was nervous then, I guess a little scared,
'Cause I wasn't sure how I'd react at all;
To see the names of the servicemen who'd been recorded there:
Who'd heard the final roll call and assembled at The Wall.
(See complete poem.)

Happy Memorial Day.

Link of the week:Chopsticks - from "Big". Farewell FAO Schwarz, Manhattan.
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