AIFD Newsletter
November 18, 2016
DumbeckTrumpetThis Friday at dancing
Live Music with Texas Camp Band!!!
Madeline DJs, Celsa assists.
Madeline BrockCelsa Sanchez Enjoy an evening of live music provided by the Texas Camp Band!!! Musicians who will be playing at camp will be converging in Austin to practice for camp, and the rest of us benefit as they perform at Friday night dancing. Madeline Brock will DJ this fun evening. She will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez
Teaching: Franklin Houston will be presenting Kolo Hour again this week. Kolos are Franklin Houstondances from the former republic of Yugoslavia that are usually (but not exclusively) done in open or closed circles without partners. Franklin will share his love of the old-time kolos that came from the cities and towns in Serbia – the “old town dances” called “starogradske igre.” The featured teaching will be U Šest, the most popular dance in Serbia and found in cities and villages alike. U Šest is so popular that Serbs just call it “kolo!”

Friday, November 18, 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)

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Reminder: no dancing at HRC on Friday, Nov 25. Hope to see you at Texas Camp!!

Texas Camp Floor Setup Needs You!!!
Texas Camp Floor Setup It's that time of year again, the time when we ask for volunteers to come up to Greene Family Camp the weekend before Texas Camp to help assemble TIFD's own custom sprung dance floor. We plan to meet at 1:00 P.M. on the Saturday, November 19th, and Sunday, November 20th, working about 3 hours each day. Rides are available! If you'd like to sign up or need more details, drop an email to Mike Revesz and John Alexander at
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Be thankful for home
Be thankful for food
Be thankful for birds that fly

Be thankful for sleep
Be thankful for flowers
Be thankful for clouds in the sky.

Be thankful for friends
Be thankful for rain
And the rainbows that follow close by.
Link of the week:
Bosilek Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble performs 'Shopski tantsi'..

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. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
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
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

November 16 & December 21: 3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance.
Join Bob Leibman, Holly Plotner, and Franklin Houston for their 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45 pm, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. For more information, contact Bob Leibman at or 512-420-0219.

November 18-20: Fire Ant Frolic.
Fire Ant Frolic is Austin's annual contra dance weekend. Brought to you by the Traditional Austin Area Dance Association, this year's event features nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by Owen Morrison on guitar, with calling provided by Susan Petrick. For information and registration, check out

November 22: Scandinavian Concert and Dance!!!
Enjoy an evening of great Scandinavian music by Loretta Kelley and dance instruction by Roo Lester and Larry Harding on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7-10:30pm. All three will be performing / teaching at Texas camp for following weekend. For full details, including location, check out the event flier. Concert and dance: $20 (Students/children $10).

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