AIFD Newsletter
September 5th, 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. We'll have live music and turn it into a great celebration.
Friday, October 2nd: Welcome to Friday!!
Our first Friday at Hancock Recreation Center. We will make it an Open House, so invite all of your friends!
This week at dancing
Sharon DJ's, Lindsay assists.
Sharon CasteelLindsay OrlandoEnjoy a fun evening of dancing DJ'd by Sharon Casteel. Sharon will be assisted by Lindsay Orlando.
Teaching: From the teaching director: Thank you to everyone who graduated from Summer School -- By Popular Demand! See the entire top 100 dances here. Come this week, request the dances you learned, and practice them on the dance floor. Look for a new series next week!

Saturday, September 5th
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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Next Saturday, September 12th: September Birthday & Anniversary Celebration!!
CakeDo you have a September birthday or anniversary? Do you know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to be serenaded and enjoy some delicious cake!

Saturday, September 19th: Walk, Talk, and Dance like a Pirate Day!
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and what’s a band of landlocked pirates Pirateto 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.
Link of the week:
Julia Page skating Russian folk dance KALINKA..

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

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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 out and dance to the music! Then once a month the Scandi group will devote the entire evening to dancing. All levels welcome!

Saturday, September 5th Brazil Day Austin 2015
Brazil Day Austin 2015 is the biggest Brazilian music festival of the year. You will experience continuous entertainment from 7pm to 1am by some of the best Brazilian acts in Austin. Brazilian food by Boteco Food Truck. Brazilian drinks and other drink specials available from Texas White Hat Rum. Tickets here. This an all ages show. Children under 12 free.

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.

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.
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