AIFD Newsletter
November 23, 2013
This week at dancing
Franklin DJs, assisted by Rikki and Sarah.
Franklin Sarah Martinez Join us for a fun evening of dancing DJ'd by Franklin Houston and his assistants Rikki Nicolae and Sarah Martinez. You won't want to miss a second week of programming featuring Texas Camp favorites. Franklin will reprise some of the popular dances from Steve Kotansky's visits. Rikki Nicolae(Would you like to learn more about Steve Kotansky? Check out his bio on the East European Folklife Center Website.)
MisiThis week's newcomers' session will be led by Misi Tsurikov and will Hollyfeature more dances to warm us up for Texas Camp. It will include a series of fun Moldvai dances, which are popular in Hungary today. Later, Holly Plotner will teach Daronee, a beautiful Armenian dance with a slow and very fast part. Many of you saw it last week and asked for it to be taught -- so here you go!

Saturday, November 23rd
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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Safety First! The AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located next to the attendant's desk at Hancock. Even if you are not certified to operate the device, Automated External Defibrillatorjust knowing where it is could save a life. If you are certified to operate the AED please let the Board know. The Board will not keep an official list, but would like to know who to turn to in the event of an emergency. Thanks! (more details here.)

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

THIS WEEKEND!!! Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th
AIFD Crew Action on the Texas Camp Floor. Let’s carpool and see how many people we can mobilize from AIFD to help assemble the floor at Greene Family Camp (Bruceville, TX). We'll be back before dark. For details contact the floor czars, Mike Revesz or John Alexander.

Saturday, November 30th
No dancing at Hancock (Hopefully you will be at Texas Camp).

Saturday, December 7th
Candle Light Trail at Hancock - FREE!!! Join us as we help the community celebrate Hancock's annual Candle Light Trail. Beginning at dusk people from Candleall over will converge on Hancock to walk the trails illuminated with candle light and then come inside for hot chocolate and snacks, as well as a chance to visit with Santa. Around 7:30 (when Santa leaves) AIFD will take over with a series of easy dances done to Christmas and Hanukkah music. Later we transition to our regular program.

Old World Winterland Ball, December 28th
Get ready to celebrate the closing of 2013 with AIFD's Old World Winter Ball, Saturday, December 28th. See our website. More details forthcoming.
Other dance links
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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
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, January 31, 2014
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, November 23rd, noon-5: The First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE!Polkalypse Taking place at the Elisabet Ney Museum, featuring: Brian Marshall * The Fabulous Polkasonics * Conjunto Los Pinkys * The Flying Balalaika Brothers * Mark Halata and Texavia. Free!!! See their event page for full details.

Thursday, December 12th: SLAVIC SHAKE at the Russian House! Come at 8pm for an hour of dance teaching by the fabulous Bill Ogilvie and Misi Tsurikov interspersed with live music by Genevieve's band, Korobushka! Wino Vino will go on afterward and feature a medley of Balkan, Klezmer, Latin American, New Orleans style jazz and original tunes that will keep you shakin' that thang all night long. $6 cover, 307 East 5th St.

Link of the week: Korobushka!
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