AIFD Newsletter
October 7, 2016
dance circleFour Balkan DancersThis Friday at dancing
Our Annual Open House!!!
Madeline DJs, Calin assists.
It's time for our FREE annual open house! Join us from Madeline BrockCalin Nicolae7:00 to 9:45 for a festive event with plenty of dance teaching for newcomers. Invite your family, friends, and co-workers to come and discover the joy of folk music and dance! This fun evening will be DJ'd by Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Calin Nicolae. Event page.
Teaching: This week at AIFD, we will have a special teaching program to welcome newcomers to our village’s annual Fall Open House. Madeline Brock, Franklin Houston, Kathleen McDonaghDance Party Night and Michel Breger will be our wonderful teachers throughout the evening. Teaching will be interspersed with our regular evening dances so that everyone will have lots of “dancing fun”. Please come welcome newcomers and enjoy an evening with some of your favorite dances to “dance the night away”.

Friday, October 7, 7-9:45 pm
FREE (open house).

Under 18 must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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CakeFriday, October 14th: October Birthday and Anniversary Celebration!!
Do you have a birthday or anniversary in October, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

Friday, October 28th: Halloween Bash!!
La StradaJack-o-lantern Get up, dress up, and make up for our annual Halloween party, featuring live music from our friends in La Strada!

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!!!
Link of the week:
Irish Folk Dance
by Eire Born - Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy

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
Upcoming "other dance" features:

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, Ukranian, 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: HRC's 70th Anniversary - Details forthcoming.

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