AIFD Newsletter
September 15, 2012
This week at dancing

Madeline Lila Programming: Come enjoy a great evening of dancing DJ'd by the talented and delightful Madeline Brock. Madeline will be assisted by Lila Luce.

Teaching: Holly Plotner will introduce more schottis Octoberfest variations. As with last week, these variations will appeal both to beginning and experienced dancers. This will be the final week of presenting these variations, so come get them while the gettin' is good.
Kathleen McDonagh will be on hand to lead walk-throughs at 7:30, so step-step-step-hop on over!

Schottische_steps Did you attend AIFD last week when Holly taught 23 Schottis variations? Holly made notes of what she taught. You can find them here.

Cake Happy 10th Anniversary Mike and Kathleen! Come to dancing prepared to enjoy some anniversary cake.

7:30-10:45 pm,
$5 at the door 17 years or older (free if 16 or under)
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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Remember ... Free Open House, 9/29


Join AIFD for a FREE open house on Saturday, September 29th. We'll have 3 great live bands: Kolorash, Slavadillo, and AIO (Annoying Instruments Orchestra). More details and access to the flier here.

Also ...
Oktoberfest, 10/6
Our folk dancers will perform at 2.Tickets & details.
Kabilé, 11/3
More details here.

For those who danced with AIFD in the 70s and early 80s, check out the article in this week's Austin 360 about Jan Dewitt and her mother. Thanks Wally Washington.
Other dance links and events
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
5th Friday Multicultural Dance August 31st at HRC.
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:
Four on the Floor
Four on the Floor
Austin is a GREAT dance town. If you have ever wanted to venture out to the clubs (except for Saturdays of course), but did not feel comfortable dancing, or did not have a partner and did not want to show up alone, Four on the Floor provides a fun introduction to swing dancing and a segue to dance venues. The classes are great and you'll always see at least a couple of folk dance regulars.
If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
Texas Camp 2012
Texas Camp 2012
Registration now open

Yuliyan Yordanov will be the featured teacher at Camp this year. In addition to teaching Bulgarian and other Balkan dances, he will be doing a children’s session.

Texas Camp is a great way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The teaching is great, food is wonderful, parties are terrific, and the facilities very comfortable.

For full details, including access to the registration form, go to

Link of the week: Yuliyan Yordanov leading Bulgarian dances at Mendocino Camp 2009.
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