AIFD Newsletter
October 2, 2015
This week at dancing
First Friday at Hancock!!!
Open House!!
Sharon CasteelDavid LiangJoin us in celebrating the start of our dancing on Fridays with AIFD's FREE annual open house at the new time slot of 7:00 to 9:45. This exciting event will be full of fun dance teaching and walkthroughs, so please invite everyone who might be interested to come and discover the joy of folk music and dance! Also, feel free to wear your favorite folk costume or bring something for the snack table! This fun evening will be DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by David Liang.

Friday, October 2nd
7-9:45 pm
Open House - FREE!!!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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AIFD switches to Friday nights, 7-9:45,
beginning THIS WEEK (October 2nd).

eyes AIFD upcoming events
(See complete list)
October 9th: October Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have an October birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!

October 23rd: Live Music with the Homegrown Contra Band!!
Home Grown Contra BandHomegrown Contra Band will be playing two sets of international music and, because no contra band is worth its weight in music stands without it, will play a lively contra called by Kathleen McDonagh.

November 26-29 Texas Camp 2015!
Texas Camp 2015Registration is now open for Texas Camp, 2015. This year's teachers include Mihai David (Romanian) and Campbell Miller (Social Dances). For full details, registration materials, and loads of other fun stuff, check out the Texas International Folk Dancers website.
Link of the week:
Black Friday flash mob.

Other dance links
AIFD Code of Conduct.
AIFD upcoming events.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Become a member of AIFD.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Austin Scandinavian Dance and Music Jam, each Wed, HRC
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
AIFD German Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Folklife

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Wednesdays: Scandinavian Music Jams and Dance!!
The Austin Scandi Folk Music & Dance community holds FREE weekly jam sessions at the back room of Austin Scandi Dancersthe Hancock Rec Center! A themed session runs from 7:30 to about 8:15, followed by a regular jam. Bring your instrument of choice, or come outMisi and dance to the music! Then once a month the Scandi group will devote the entire evening to dancing. All levels welcome!
September 30: Monthly Dance!! Come on out and dance to some lovely Scandinavian tunes! There will often be live music, and the electric Misi Tsurikov will be your DJ for the evening.

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