AIFD Newsletter
September 21, 2013
This week at dancing
Misi DJs, Lila assists.
Misi Lila Join us this Saturday for a fun evening of dancing DJd by Misi Tsurikov and his assistant, Lila Luce . Misi is guaranteed to run a program that will entice all those folks who attended last week's open house to get up and dance.
Teaching: This week, Holly Plotner brings us dances thatHolly she learned at Balkan Camp 2013. In the newcomers' session she will teach a variety of easy line dances. Later, she will teach Enino Horo, a 2-part dance from the Rhodope area of Bulgaria.

Saturday, September 21st
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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Thanks for a great Open House!!!
Open House
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's AIFD Open House. Close to 100 people attended and it looked like everyone had a blast. We certainly hope and encourage people who are new to folk dancing to join us again!!!

MadelineAlso, thanks to everyone who helped organize the open house and those who performed at the event. And a special thanks to our DJ, Madeline Brock.

Misi Tsurikov snapped several pictures during the event. You can find the album here.

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Other dance links
See our complete list
Be a folk dance ambassador.
World's words - updated by Misi.
Pictures from various AIFD events.
Past AIFD boards - a work in progress.
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed, HRC
Multi-Culti Couple Dance Next event, Friday, August 30, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

Want to play music at folk dancing? Check out AIFD's live music compensation policy.
dance circle
eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

Saturday, October 26
Halloween Party!!!
Spider Web AIO Get your costumes ready! We are having a costume contest. Come dance to the beats of our annual haunting by AIO (Annoying Instruments Orchestra).
(See our complete list of upcoming events.)

Upcoming "other dance" features:
Texas Camp 2013 registration is now open! Steve and Susy Kotansky will teach Hungarian couples and Albanian/other Balkan at this, the 66th annual Texas Camp, Nov 28 - Dec 1. For all the details of this exciting camp, and to download a brochure (if you have not already received one in the mail) go to To register online:

Link of the week: Texas Camp 2012 Memories.
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