AIFD Newsletter
October 28, 2016
La StradaJack-o-lanternThis Friday at dancing
Halloween Party!!!
Sharon DJs, Michel assists.
Sharon CasteelMichel_Breger Get up, dress up, and make up for our annual Halloween party, featuring live music from our friends in La Strada! Sharon Casteel will be our DJ. Sharon will be assisted by Michel Breger and others.
Teaching: Bring your little spooks to the AIFD Halloween party for a Kathleen McDonaghMadelinevery special event. This week, we will have a Family / Children’s hour beginning at 7 PM, taught by Kathleen McDonagh and Madeline Brock. This will be a wonderful time to introduce spooks of all ages to the wonderful world of folk dancing!

Friday, October 28, 7-9:45 pm
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Friday, November 11th: No dancing at HRC.
Veterans DayIn honor of Veterans Day, city facilities, including Hancock Rec Center, will be closed.

Trumpet Friday, November 18th: Texas Camp Band at AIFD!!
Enjoy a preview of this year’s Texas Camp music at dancing -- provided by members of the Texas Camp Band.

Friday, November 25th: Texas Camp - no dancing at HRC.
We hope you will be with us in Bruceville enjoying Texas Camp!!!

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Link of the week:
Monster Mash Flash Mob.

Other dance links
AIFD:(Contact & Board page)
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
AIFD's live music compensation policy.
AIFD Youtube channel. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
AIFD Featured in City of Austin Video about HRC.
Other groups: (complete list)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
AIFD German Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Mondays, 7-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
No partner necessary, we rotate often.
English Country Dance
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:15
McPhail Dance Studio, 8018 Mesa Drive.
If you are new to ECD or want to review the basics, please arrive before 7:15 to participate in our newcomers’ session. We are also on Facebook
Texas Folklife
Texas International Folk Dancers
Clickety Cloggers - Austin

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Nov 24-27: Texas Camp 2016!!
Tcamp 2016Registration is open for Texas Camp 2016. If you are a member of TIFD, a registration packet should have arrived. Alternatively, registration details, online registration form, and camp information are available at Upcoming key dates:
November 1Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8Absolute last day to register!
Upcoming "Other Dance" features
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

October 28: Apprentice Application Deadline.
October 28th is the application deadline for the Texas Folklife 2017 Apprenticeship Program. This program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by awarding grants to master artists to train apprentices in any Texas-based folk and traditional art form or practice. For program details:

October 30, noon-5:30: Polkapocalypse!!!
Polkapocalypse The Third First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is upon us! Four awesome Polka bands--including two Grammy (TM) winners--will rock the boots off your lederhosen with a crazy mix of Tejano, Czech, German, Ukrainian, Polish, Slavic, and Norteno sounds! Elisabet Ney Museum.

November 4-6: OCIFD 33rd Annual Old Country Weekend
Join the Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers for a lively weekend of teaching, dancing, and live music. See the event flier for full details, including fees, location, and registration info.

November 5, noon: HRC Historical Designation Ceremony
Hancock Rec CenterYou are invited to the Hancock Recreation Center and Golf Course Historical Dedication Ceremony, Saturday, November 5, 2016, at noon. Note: no RSVP is necessary. This will be an outdoor event so dress comfortably. Refreshments will be served. Congratulations to all those who have helped make HRC a great facility for Austin.

November 18-20: Fire Ant Frolic.
Fire Ant Frolic is Austin's annual contra dance weekend. Brought to you by the Traditional Austin Area Dance Association, this year's event features nationally acclaimed fiddle player Jamie Laval, accompanied by Owen Morrison on guitar, with calling provided by Susan Petrick. For information and registration, check out

November 22: Scandinavian Concert and Dance!!!
Enjoy an evening of great Scandinavian music by Loretta Kelley and dance instruction by Roo Lester and Larry Harding on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 7-10:30pm. All three will be performing / teaching at Texas camp for following weekend. For full details, including location, check out the event flier. Concert and dance: $20 (Students/children $10).

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