AIFD Newsletter
September 22, 2017
This week: FREE OPEN HOUSE!!! Tell Your Friends!!!

This Friday at dancing:
Annual Open House (FREE!!!)
Madeline DJs, Mark assists.
Madeline BrockMark EdwardsIt's time for our FREE annual open house! Join us from 7:00 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. Madeline Brock will DJ this delightful evening. Madeline will be assisted by Mark Edwards. Throughout the evening various teachers will be leading walk-throughs, so everyone can feel comfortable getting on the dance floor.

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Friday, September 15, 7-9:45 pm.
FREE (Open House)

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

AIFD is organized exclusively for educational purposes, including the promotion and teaching of traditional folk dance, music and crafts native to a variety of countries.
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Slavadillo September 29: An evening with Slavadillo!!!
Enjoy an evening of boisterous live music from our resident folk quartet, Slavadillo! We’ll be treated to the instrumental and vocal stylings of Anne Alexander, Don Weeda, Kathleen McDonagh, and Mike Revesz.

Cake October 13: October Birthdays and Anniversaries!!!
Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in October? Come to folk dancing on this auspicious and totally non-ominous night to celebrate with song, dance, and cake!

La Strada October 27: Halloween alla Strada!!!
Join us for a thunderous Halloween party at AIFD, featuring live music by La Strada! Don your costumes of Halloweens past and present, bring some sweet treats for the kids, and enjoy a night of freaky tunes from Dee, Jeff, and company.

Genevieve Keeping The Dance Floor Safe!!!
Thanks to Genevieve Kent for coordinating SAFE Training through the SAFE Alliance Austin. Learn more about this effort and why it is important.
Link of the week:
1930's folk dance festivities at Castle Geijsterene.

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.
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
Most Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:45 pm, Free:
Check the Scandi website for schedule details.
3rd Wednesday Balkan Dance
Join 3rd Wednesday Balkan dancing, 7:15-8:45, NW Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive. No Charge. This year, more teaching of old favorites. Show me the Balkan countries.
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
A list of non-AIFD events you may be interested in:

Texas Camp 2017
Registration is now open!!!

(Registration packets will also be mailed out to all TIFD members)
Texas Camp 2017
Registration link.
Click on picture for full size flyer.
Important registration dates:
October 1 – Deadline for all scholarship applications.
October 15 – Deadline for “family priority” private housing requests.
November 1 – Deadline for regular registration ($25 thereafter).
November 8 – Absolute last day to register!

Fri-Sat, Sep 29-30: 85th Austin Mediterranean Festival!!!
The Austin Mediterranean Festival is one of the oldest and most popular food festivals in Austin: an Austin tradition for more than 80 years! The 85th Mediterranean Festival will be held on Friday, September 29th, 6 pm to 11 pm and Saturday, September 30th, noon to 11 pm. Join us again this year for an even greater fun filled weekend!

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