AIFD Newsletter
May 6, 2016
This Friday at dancing
Dancing ChildrenDancing ChildrenChildren's Hour
Madeline DJ's, Lila assists.
Madeline BrockLila Luce Join us for a fun and lively evening of folk dancing that will include a special nod to the youngest dancers (see below). Madeline Brock will be our DJ. Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Teaching: We will kick off the evening with a special Kathleen McDonaghevent designed with our youngest folk dancers in mind! During an extended newcomer’s session from 7 - 8 p.m., Madeline Brock and Kathleen McDonagh will teach fun and exciting dances sure to appeal to the young (and young at heart). HollySo, bring your kids both little and big; and remember, children 16 and under dance for free *every* Friday evening! Later in the evening, Holly Plotner will review Belcova Tropanka, the Bulgarian dance from Yves Moreau that she taught last week.

Friday, May 6th, 7-9:45 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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Next Week!! Friday, May 13th: Elections and May Birthday.
CakeBallot boxIt’s that time of year to elect the AIFD Board (see below). We’ll host the elections after announcements at Friday night dancing. Also, if you or a fellow folk dancer has a birthday or anniversary in May, come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Friday, May 20th: No dancing - floor refinishing.
Under constructionHancock Recreation Center will be closed for floor maintenance, so we will not be meeting at our usual location this week. Keep your eyes and ears open at dancing for a possible alternative meeting location.

Friday, June 3rd: Live Music with Homegrown!
Enjoy a fun evening of dancing featuring live international folk and contra music by Homegrown! This band originated at the 2004 Home Grown Contra BandTexas Camp to provide live music for contras. Eventually, the Austin members of that band formed a group to play contra (and later international) music for contra and folk dance events. Homegrown musicians include Anne Alexander (saz, hurdy gurdy, whistle, fiddle, and percussion), Norris Foster Harrell (keyboard and vocals), Holly Plotner (fiddle and vocals), Joane Rylander (mandolin, percussion, and vocals), Franklin Houston (trumpet, accordion, and Moldvai flute), and Dena Houston (guitar and percussion).
Link of the week:
Science and Israeli music
From Sharon Casteel: "Martin was listening to this BBC podcast on the chemical elements and got surprised by an appropriate Israeli folkdance...."

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
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.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Feared 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
4/27 Dance party
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-8, Newcomers' hour. 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

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Next week AIFD holds its annual elections for board positions. Check out who is running and come to dancing to cast your vote. If you have a hankering to run, let Madeline know ASAP.

Madeline President
Madeline Brock would like to stay on.
David LiangVice-President
David Liang would like to stay on.
MisiDena and Franklin HoustonTeaching Director
Misi Tsurikov will step down. Dena and Franklin Houston will run.
Mike Revesz and Kathleen McDonaghJeff KesselProgram Director
Mike Revesz and Kathleen McDonagh will step down. Jeff Kessel will run.
Michel Breger would like to stay on.
John ScalesSecretary
John Scales would like to stay on.
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