AIFD Newsletter
September 19th, 2015
9/26 .. Saturday to Friday.. 10/2 - Get ready for the "Big Switch" :
Saturday, September 26th: Farewell to Saturday!!
AIFD's last Saturday at Hancock Recreation Center. After more than 50 years of dancing at Hancock Recreation SlavadilloCenter, AIFD bids a fond farewell to Saturdays as we look forward to continuing our weekly dancing there on Fridays. Join us one last time on Saturday night for a rollicking send-off, with time-honored favorites both bittersweet and buoyant, and featuring live dance music from our very own Slavadillo!
Friday, October 2nd: Welcome to Friday Open House!!!
New hours: 7-9:45.

Our first Friday at Hancock Recreation Center. It's time for AIFD's FREE annual open house! Join us in celebrating the start of our dancing on Fridays 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 week at dancing
PirateWalk, Talk, Dance Like a Pirate!!!
Holly DJ's, Kathleen assists.
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and what’s a Holly PlotnerKathleen McDonaghband of landlocked pirates to do, but gambol the night away? So don yer finest high-seas garb, and let’s shiver the timbers of Hancock! We’ll take no prisoners, only yer demands for dances from the shores of faraway lands… Yarrr. You'll be serving under the mighty captain Holly Plotner and her intrepid first mate Kathleen McDonagh, so if yer thinkin of mutiny, ye'd better think differently.
Bob_LeibmanTeaching: Come at 7:30 for the second session of our three week Balkan Basics workshop led by Bob Leibman, and learn more about this beloved dance repertoire.

Saturday, September 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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eyes AIFD upcoming events
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Friday, September 25th: AIFD at Russian House!!
Dance FestivalAIFD is partnering with the Russian House Restaurant Bar and Bistro to bring you an International Dance Festival!! Come to Russian House from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a night of live music by La Strada and AIO, dance teaching, demo performances, great food, drink, and ambiance. Wear an ethnic dance costume if you have one!

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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:
Riker & Allison's Paso Doble
(Thanks to David Liang for the suggestion).

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 oMisi 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.

Friday & Saturday, September 18th and 19th:
Greek Dance & Music Weekend!

The Houston International Folk Dancers are sponsoring a Greek Dance and Music Weekend with Dr. Christos Papakostas. For full details, including a list of classes, class locations, special events, and costs, check out the event flyer.
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