AIFD Newsletter
May 26, 2017
La Stradadance circleThis Friday at dancing:
Live Music by La Strada!!!
Holly DJs, Kathleen assists.
Holly PlotnerKathleen McDonaghAIFD is back at Hancock this Friday. Join us for a lively evening of folk dancing with music by La Strada. Holly Plotner will be our DJ this week. She will be assisted by Kathleen McDonagh.
Robert SampsonTeaching: Come to dancing at 7 to enjoy teaching by Robert Sampson, possibly the Italian couples dance Ciceranella Tarantella.

Friday, May 26, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.

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AIFD 55th Anniversary!!!
AIFD 55th Anniversary
Thanks to everyone who helped make our 55th Anniversary Celebration a great success on May 12th. Click on the picture for a larger image.

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)

Cake June 9: June Birthday and Anniversaries!!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in June, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!
Link of the week:
Cicerenella Tarantella.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
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.
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
1st Wed: Singing at Stephanie’s house;
2nd Wed: Music Jam, HRC;
4th Wed: Music jam or dance review, HRC;
Last/5th Wed: Dance - often with live music, HRC;
No partners necessary for dance.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
We will not be meeting during the summer. We will resume in the fall. Keep an eye out.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, 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
Thanks Stephanie!!!
Stephanie AndersonThank you Stephanie Anderson for hosting a great putluck at your house last week, while Hancock Rec Center was closed for repairs. The live music, food, dancing, discussions, and just hanging out made it a special event for all.

Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Wednesday, May 24: 4th Wednesday Scandi Dancing!!
Austin Scandi DancersIn preparation for our upcoming Scandi dance (on May 31st), Stephanie Anderson will introduce a fun new dance accessible to all levels starting at 7:30 pm, followed by an opportunity to practice Scandi dances taught at AIFD and Texas Camp. At 9:00 pm we’ll do some Hallingspringar, for folks who've learned the dance at some point in the past but want to sweep off the cobwebs. May 24th, Hancock Rec Center, Back Room..

Memorial Day, May 29.
Memorial Day

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