AIFD Newsletter
November 10, 2012
This week at dancing
Genevieve Michel This week the talented Genevieve Kent will DJ a great evening of dancing, assisted by Michel Breger.

Franklin Election season may be over, but it's not too late to join the campaign for continued folk dancing! Kathleen McDonagh Fresh from the campaign trail, Kathleen McDonagh warms up the crowds by reviewing some popular dances from previous Texas Camps. Then, the honorable Franklin Houston answers the call with a review of the recently taught Racenica Na Sryata ("Family Racenica"). So, vote with your feet, and join us at 7:30 p.m.!

(You can find the link to the dance notes for Racenica Na Sryata here.)
7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Be the Tipping Point

Invite a newer dancer to join you in line
or partner you for a couple's dance

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Texas Camp TIFD - Thanksgiving Dance Camp Texas camp is a great way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The food is terrific, dancing fun, and facilities very comfortable. This year Yulian Yordanov will be teaching dances from Bulgaria. If you have not already registered, sorry - registration is closed. For those who have, this camp will be a blast.

(Please note: in support of Texas Camp, there will be no dancing at Hancock Rec Center on the Saturday, November 24th)

Want to get out of town the weekend before camp? Come help setup the great dance floor used at camp. Details here.

Texas Camp Come celebrate Chuck Roth's 80th Birthday Party with a FREE night of folk and contra dancing on Saturday, December 1st at HRC. Kaye and Chuck will provide cake, fruit and beverages. No presents, but please bring other snacks to share.

(Complete list of upcoming events)
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
"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
5th Friday Multicultural Dance Next event, March 29, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
HighballThe Highball closes on November 17th. It will reopen in a nearby location in the fall of 2013. But its current incarnation is worth enjoying. Get over there now before it is too late.

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Link of the week: Texas Camp Floor - a fun, time delay film of the dance floor being setup at Texas Camp.
Kabilé success!!

KabileFrom our president: The Kabilé dance concert was a lot of fun and a great success. The AIFD Board sends a big thank you to everyone who helped make the evening possible. We received over $490 in charitable donations and many of you generously helped with setting-up and supporting the event. It is this kind of energy that will sustain AIFD.

One of the AIFD Board’s aims is to bringing you cultural enrichment and engaging dance opportunities. We would like to have more events like Kabile in the future. The cost of hosting Kabilé was a few hundred dollars more than what we brought in. If you would like to contribute to last Saturday's Kabilé performance, it is not too late.

Donating to AIFD is easy:
  • Please make checks out to AIFD
  • Signify (on the check) what the contribution is for
  • Place the check in the kitty on Saturday night
  • Ask our ever cheerful treasurer, Michel Breger to write you a letter for your tax deductible donation. You will make his day!
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