AIFD Newsletter
November 2, 2013
Reminder: Texas Camp 2013 registration deadlines:
November 1 - Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date).
November 8 - Absolute last day to register!
This week at dancing
Live Music with the Texas Camp Band!!
Mike ReveszJoin us for a fun evening of dancing with live music provided by the Texas Camp Band. This assortment of talented musicians will Rikki Nicholaeserenade us with tunes that they are working on in preparation for Texas Camp later in November. Mike Revesz will DJ this fun evening, assisted by Rikki Nicolae.
MadelineTeaching: Madeline Brock will lead one of her fabulous newcomers' sessions starting at 7:30 p.m. Later, don't miss Rikki's teaching of the English country dance "Bare Necessities".

Saturday, November 2nd
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)

Thanks to everyone who made last week's Halloween Party a success. Here are some pictures taken by Michel Breger and Misi Tsurikov.

AIFD at Oktoberbreast: AIFD performed two German dance exhibitions German dancersduring the Breast Cancer Fundraiser in Lakeway on Oct. 19. Part of the take was given to AIFD and will provide free food and drink at AIFD's New Year's party. (Full picture)

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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

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

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.

Here is a video of the speed record we want to beat. With your support, we can make it happen!!!

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, fun program.
Other dance links
See our complete list
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:
Tuesday, November 14th: Vjeverica Productions is Proud to Present the Second Performance of the Accordion Stars Concert Series featuring CORY PESATURO, the ONLY person EVER to WIN 3 ACCORDION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! in Acoustic, Digital, and Jazz Accordion. For full details about both the concert and related accordion workshops that same day, check out Vjeverica Productions.

Texas Camp 2013 registration is now open! Steve and Susy Kotansky will teach Hungarian couples and Albanian/other Balkan at this, the 66th annual Texas Camp, Nov 28 - Dec 1. For all the details of this exciting camp , and to download a brochure (if you have not already received one in the mail) go to To register online: Key Registration Dates:
November 1 - Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8 - Absolute last day to register!
Link of the week: Autumn 2012 - Folk Dance - Jalle Kabbu.
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