AIFD Newsletter
May 25, 2013
This week at dancing
Franklin programs, Rikki teaches.

FranklinLila Enjoy a fun evening of dancing DJd by Franklin Houston with assistance from Lila Luce.

Kathleen McDonagh Rikki Nicholae Teaching: Don't miss dancing this week as Rikki Nicolae teaches the exciting conclusion to Chef, an energetic Roma dance sure to get your fingers snapping and your hands slapping! To start the evening, Kathleen McDonagh relives past glories as the former teaching director by leading this week's Newcomer's Class.

Saturday, May 25th
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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Be the Tipping Point

When you travel this summer, check out the local folk dance groups.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

Congratulations to the newly elected
2013-14 AIFD board of directors.
Iola Hallock
Brenda Benton
Program director
Franklin Houston
Iola Brenda Benton Franklin
Teaching director
Misi Tsurikov
Dee McCandless
Michel Breger
Misi Dee McCandless Michel
Other dance links
See our complete list
Complete list of upcoming events
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:
Next Multi-Culti Night, May 31st
Multi-culti Enjoy an evening of couples dancing on Friday evening, May 31st, at HRC, 7-9:30. Multi-Culti nights include Hungarian, Scandinavian, Swing, Latin, and other popular types of couples dancing. No partner required. See their website for more information.

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Decoration Day.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, June 1882
Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
Nor sentry's shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
And started to your feet
At the cannon's sudden roar,
Or the drum's redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
No wound that bleeds and aches.
All is repose and peace,
Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.

Thanks to the Home Grown Contra Band!!!
Home Grown Contra Band Thanks to the Home Grown Contra Band for providing the outstanding music for dancing last week.

Link of the week:Hungarian Shadow Dancers.
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