AIFD Newsletter
September 7, 2013
This week at dancing
Mike Revesz DJs, John Ramage assists.
Mike Revesz John Ramage Join us this Saturday for a fun evening of dancing DJd by Mike Revesz and his assistant, John Ramage. From Mike "John and I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE this will be the finest program so far this month"!
MisiFranklinTeaching: Misi Tsurikov will lead us through a newcomers' session that will include dances you are likely to see at next week's open house. Later, Franklin Houston will review Berovka and Tropnalo Oro, the dances he taught two weeks ago.

Saturday, September 7th
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)

Support AIFD-- Become a member!
On August 10th AIFD dancers unanimously voted in favor of a new membership policy. Members are defined as people who have been dancing for one month or more with the group and who pay a membership fee of $10 per year. To become a member, contact Michel Breger ( or approach a Board member during Saturday night dance. Thanks to everyone who showed up to vote. Your support for AIFD was unparalleled!

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Be the Tipping Point

Don't know the dances? Try to follow behind the line of at least three dances.

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these AIFD upcoming events

Next week!!!
September 14: Back to School Open House.

Back to schoolInvite your family and friends to AIFD's September Open House. Madeline Madeline Brock will DJ this very special event. Madeline has arranged a great program that includes live performances, fun dancing, and great teaching. We're going to make a special effort to get a lot of new folks in the door, and give them an experience that will make them want to come back.

(See the complete list of upcoming events)
dance circle
Special thanks: Brenda would like to thank the people who showed up to perform last Saturday at the Doughery Arts Center open house: Wendy, Robert. Rob, David, Tracy, Gordon, and Margaret.
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.
Upcoming "other dance" features:
Dougherty Arts Center
Thursday, September 5th, 6-9pm, DAC: Texas Biennial Reception. The Texas Biennial is a juried art show featuring submissions from around the state. This year the DAC (Dougherty Art Center) was invited to participate. Brenda Benton entered the video of the 2007 Dance Around the World performance at the DAC. Coordinated by Jo Soto, the video includes several members of AIFD and Csardas.
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: Bubble-sort with Hungarian ("Csángó") folk dance.
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