AIFD Newsletter
May 3, 2014
This week at dancing
John DJs, assisted by Kristina and Lila.
Enjoy a lively night of folk dancing DJ'd by John Scales. John will be assisted by Kristina Kinsel and Lila Luce.
John Scales Kristina Kinsel Lila Luce
Teaching: Misi Tsurikov will lead the newcomers'MisiFranklin session beginning at 7:30 p.m. as usual. Later in the evening, Franklin Houston will continue teaching Sedi Donka, introduced last week and danced to live music by Korobushka. Franklin will add some interesting variations that you haven't seen yet!

Saturday, May 3rd
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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eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

May 17 - AIFD Elections & Slavadillo
SlavadilloCome cast your vote for a new AIFD Board of Trustees while dancing to the lively tunes of Slavadillo.

All board positions are open (see below).
AIFD Elections, May 17th
It is that time of year to elect the AIFD Board of Trustees. This year's elections are scheduled for May 17th at Saturday Night Dancing. If you would like to run for one of the positions, please talk to someone on the current Board or email the AIFD Board at

The Board positions are as follows:
Ballot boxVice President
Teaching Director
Program Director

If you would like to know more about Board positions and responsibilities, check out the AIFD Elections page.
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.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Saturday, May 3rd, 4-4:45pm, Fiddlisa and Friends.
Dance to the lively, international tunes of Fiddlisa and Friends at the 2nd Annual Ney Day festivities at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Before Fiddlisa, an all female "Yes Ma'am Brass Band" will play that also should not be missed.
Sunday, May 4th, International Dance Day.
Celebrate World Dance at Ballet Austin. Ballet Austin will be celebrating world dance by offering a variety of classes through the Butler Community School. Authentic and fun! Come learn something new and dance around the world with them on International Dance Day! For details, schedule, and tickets, check out the International Day website.
Support AIFD - Become a member!
For more information, contact Michel Breger, membership coordinator, or check out the AIFD membership page.
Link of the week: (May Pole Dancing at Winterborne Stickland Fete 2006
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