AIFD Newsletter
October 12, 2013
This week at dancing
Madeline Brock DJs, Lila Luce assists.
Madeline Lila Luce Join us this Saturday for a fun evening of dancing DJd by Madeline Brock (who also DJ'd the open house on August 31st). Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce.
GenevieveMichel_BregerTeaching: Don't miss a fabulous newcomers' session led by Genevieve Kent starting at 7:30 p.m. Later, Michel Breger will teach Das Fenster, an enjoyable German dance that AIFD members will perform in the following week for a breast-cancer fundraiser in Lakeway. After learning this dance, you just might want to perform it with us later!

Saturday, October 12th
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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these AIFD upcoming events

Saturday, October 19
Dancing miceDance indulgence ...
Do you have dances in mind you wanted to spend more time learning? Are there dance steps you would like to practice? Then make sure to be at dancing on October 19th. Austin's Hungarian dance group, Csardas, including several AIFD regulars, will be performing at the Texas State Fair that evening. So this will be the night to focus on dances and dance styles that there may not have time for on other Saturday nights. Bill Ogilvie will DJ. If you have a specific dance you would like to focus on? Send the name to To see AIFD's complete library, click here. Thanks to Leslie Gompf for the for the current list of suggestions. Oh yeah, and if we have a balance of leads and follows, we'll also learn the swing.
Saturday, October 26
Halloween Party!!!
Spider Web AIO Get your costumes ready! We are having a costume contest. Come dance to the beats of our annual haunting by AIO (Annoying Instruments Orchestra).
Saturday, November 2nd
Texas Camp Band!!!
Enjoy a fun evening of live music provided by the Texas Camp Band. Band participants from around the state will be in town to hone their sound in preparation for Texas Camp.
(See our complete list of upcoming events.)
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:
Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs this Friday, October 11th, 8pm at Jones Hall in Houston. For tickets and other information: / 713-227-4772.

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:
October 15 - Deadline for “family priority” private housing requests
November 1 - Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8 - Absolute last day to register!

Link of the week: Szatmari - Performed by the Hungarian Folk Ensemble.
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