AIFD Newsletter
November 15th, 2014
An important message from the AIFD board:
Megaphone On November 6, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) notified AIFD of its intent to sharply raise the rental rate for Hancock Recreation Center (HRC). The AIFD board immediately met in person with PARD representatives to discuss the changes and their implications to AIFD. Look for additional communication from the board this week at dancing. Please come. We need AIFD member input and feedback to explore solutions.
This week at dancing
Holly DJs, assisted by Lindsay.
Holly PlotnerLindsay OrlandoEnjoy a lively evening of folk dancing DJ'd by Holly Plotner. Holly will be assisted by Lindsay Orlando.
Franklin HoustonPamela PetersFor the featured teaching, Franklin Houston and Pamela Peters will teach the Dutch hop, a dance brought to the United States by Germans from Russia.
(Scroll down for more information about this lively dance.)

Saturday, November 15th
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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A special note for Yahoo users.
Bulgarika!!! Thanks to everyone who made last week's Bulgarika concert a huge success and a lot of fun. Misi Turikov has posted a number of great pictures taken by himself and by RosieLee Salinas. More pictures and videos, including a great video from David Belknap, are available on the AIFD FB page.

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

Texas Camp 2014 - no dancing at HRC on Nov 29th.
Texas Camp 2014 We hope you will be "rocking the Casbah" at Texas Camp on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 27-30). Due to Texas Camp, there will be no dancing at Hancock on Saturday, November 29th.

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Other dance links
See our complete list
AIFD upcoming events.
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
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
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

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About the Dutch Hop
- Franklin Houston
The Dutch Hop was originally named the Bride’s Run (Brautlauf) and later the Wedding Dance (Hochzeit), but was changed during World War II for political correctness. The Germans from Russia are descended from Germans who emigrated to Russia, beginning in the 1760’s, because of promises from Catherine the Great and whose descendants emigrated to the United States (primarily Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas and Colorado) beginning in the 1870’s, when those original promises were revoked.

Link of the week: The Dutch Hop.

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