AIFD Newsletter
October 19, 2013
This week at dancing
Dance Indulgence!!!
BillAIO plays at next week's (10/26) haunting Halloween party. This coming Saturday Austin's Hungarian dance group, Csardas, which includes several AIFD regulars, will be in Dallas performing at the Texas State Fair. Putting two and two together, this coming Saturday is a perfect opportunity to learn and practice some of the dances Lila Lucethat AIO will be performing the following week. And if you have any other dances you've been longing to learn and practice, we'll try to get to those as well. Bill Ogilvie will DJ and ensures a great time for everyone. He will be assisted by Lila Luce. If you'd like to let us know ahead of time a specific dance you would like to focus on, send the name to Thanks to Leslie Gompf for the suggestion to practice dances that AIO will play. Oh yeah, and if we have a balance of leads and follows, we'll also learn the swing.

Saturday, October 19th
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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Be the Tipping Point

Start thinking about a costume for the Halloween Party.

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eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

Saturday, October 26
Halloween Party!!!
Spider Web AIO Come dance to the beats of our annual haunting with live music by AIO. Also, get your costumes ready! We are having a costume contest. Prizes will go to the most:
- Terrifying
- Disgusting
- Disguised
- Over the top
- What in the world are you?

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.

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). Contact the floor czars, Mike Revesz or John Alexander for details.

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

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Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
81st Annual Mediterranean Festival Friday and Saturday, Oct 18 & 19, St. Elias Orthodox Church on 11th Street between Red River and Trinity, just east of the Texas State Capitol. Tickets available online or at the gate.
Austin Scandinavian Dancers at Anhalt.Sunday, Oct 20th. Austin Scandinavian Dancers are going to Anhalt Dance Hall in Spring Branch (about 60 miles west of Austin). Everyone who loves to polka is invited. Please contact Stephanie Anderson if you are interested in carpooling. Austin Scandinavian Dancers meet every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:45pm in the back room of Hancock Rec Center.
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: Sally's song - from A Nightmare Before Christmas.
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