AIFD Newsletter
November 24, 2012
This week at dancing

No dancing
at Hancock Rec Center
this Saturday (Nov 24)

Turkey Have a great Thanksgiving weekend wherever and however you spend it.

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Don't say, "It's been a long time since we've seen you." Say, "It's so wonderful to see you at dancing! We've missed you."

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

Live music for the contra dances and many of the folk dances will be provided by The Home Grown Contra Band and other musicians.

Candle Saturday, December 8th: Enjoy a FREE evening of holiday festivities and dancing at Hancock Rec Center's annual Trail of Lights. Walk the lighted trails on the golf course, enoy some treats, and then enjoy an evening of dancing.

See our Complete list of upcoming events, including:
Sat, Dec 15: Nefesh plays at Folk Dancing.
Sat, Dec 29: NYE Ball - a night in Old Vienna.
Mon, Dec 31: Folk Dance in downtown Austin.
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:

FIDDLISA and friends: "Waltz 'Til You Drop, Part Deux"@Monkey Nest
Enjoy a fun evening of waltz music and dancing with Lisa Schneider and friends on Friday, November 30th, at the Monkey Nest, 5353 Burnet Road. Campbell from Austin Social Dance will kick things off at 8:30 with a dance primer. The wooden dance floor is a little small, but the ambiance is great.

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Volunteers for
December 1st and 29th

December 1st, Chuck Roth's 80th Birthday Party: Masha Masha is looking for volunteers to help with setup and teardown for this fun event. Setup will be from 7-7:30, and teardown will start at 10:45 and end at 11. If you are available to help out, please email Masha.

December 29th, A Night in Michel Old Vienna: This memorable evening of folk dancing will include a New Year's celebration based on the traditions of old and present Vienna. Michel is looking for volunteers to help with the setup and teardown, as well as some special events during the evening. Please email Michel.

Link of the week: San Antonio Turkish dancers performing at the 6th annual Turkish Olympiad in Houston earlier this year.
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