AIFD Newsletter
November 3, 2012
This week at dancing

Join AIFD this week as we host Kabilé for a great evening of Bulgarian music and dancing. This is a very special event with an internationally reknowned group. Kabilé takes its name from the village of that name in Thrace, Bulgaria, where the band played one of their earliest gigs. Click here for more information. Please note: admission for this special event will be $10 at the door (17 and older).

7:30-10:45 pm,
$10 at the door (this week only)
17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Upcoming events

Texas Camp TIFD - Thanksgiving Dance Camp Texas camp is a great way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The food is terrific, dancing fun, and facilities very comfortable. This year Yulian Yordanov will be teaching dances from Bulgaria. The absolute last day to register is November 8th, so don't dilly dally if you are considering attending. For more information, see TIFD's camp registration page.

(Please note: in support of Texas Camp, there will be no dancing at Hancock Rec Center on the Saturday, November 24th)

Texas Camp Come celebrate Chuck Roth's 80th Birthday Party with a FREE night of folk and contra dancing on Saturday, December 1st at HRC. More details forthcoming.

(Complete list of upcoming events)
Other dance links
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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:

Lee Elementary looking for dancers
Lee Elementary celebrates Geography Day on November 9th. The 4th grade class is looking for dancers and/or muscians who can perform Greek dances and/or music. They have 2 time slots available: 8:15-10 in the morning, or 1-2 in the afternoon. Performing at Geography Day at Lee Elementary is always fun. The students and teachers are very appreciative, especially when a few participation dances are thrown in. Inerested? Please send an email to

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
AIFD German shows

German performance AIFD had two German dance performances for Oktoberfest: 10/06 at the Texas-German Heritage Society and 10/27 at the Saengerrunde Hall next to Scholz Beer Garden. 14 dancers took part:
Robert Baden, Michel Breger, Joy Diamond, Lane & Norris Foster Harrell, Rikki & Calin Nicolae, John & Peggy Ramage, Mike Revesz, Devon Reynolds, Deborah Robertson, Jean Warneke, Jane Whitaker. They all did wonderfully; we have the pictures and movies to prove it! Thanks to all the dancers.- Michel Breger
Halloween Party!!

German performance Thanks to everyone who dressed up for last week's Halloween Party. It was a lot of fun. Click here for pictures.

Link of the week: Kabilé - from their opening performance of their 2012 tour. Of course when they play for AIFD, everyone will be dancing.
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