AIFD Newsletter
September 22, 2012
This week at dancing

Holly John Scales
Programming: Holly Plotner will DJ a delightful evening of music and dance. Holly will be assisted by John Scales.

Michel Teaching: Do you know the delightful, but dangerous custom of 'fensterln'? (Hint: it takes two ...) Find out as Michel Breger teaches the German mixer 'Das Fenster'.Mike Revesz After your successful fensterln, you can applaud (clap) during the old favorite D'Hammerschmiedsgeselln (3 points for being able to pronounce this).
Mike Revesz will be on hand for walk-throughs starting promptly at 7:30

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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Come to AIFD two Saturdays in a row.

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Next Week (9/29): Free Open House


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 flyer here.

More upcoming events ...
October 6th: Come cheer on fellow dancers at the Oktoberfest ..
November 3rd: Kabile ..
November 22-25: Texas Thanksgiving Camp ..
For complete details check out AIFD's event page
Other dance links
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:
Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing in Austin meets Wednesdays at 7:30 . For specific location and other details, check Shottish Country Dancing out their website at

From "There are many reasons to join in the dance. First and foremost, it's great exercise and a lot of fun! Scottish country dance challenges both the body and the mind. The moves are known in advance, so you don't have to worry about making them up as you go along."

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
To Autumn by William Blake

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain'd
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may'st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

'The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust'ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather'd clouds strew flowers round her head.

'The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.

Link of the week: Ya Abud - Isreali dance done to Arabic music.
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