AIFD Newsletter
September 8, 2017
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing:
September Birthdays and Anniversaries!
Dee DJ's, Jeff assists.
Jeff KesselDee McCandlessDo you have a birthday or anniversary in September, or know a fellow folk dancer who does? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! Our DJ for this lively event will be Dee McCandless. Dee will be assisted by Jeff Kessel.

Robert SampsonLaman_HendricksTeaching: Join us promptly at 7 as Robert Sampson teaches Hora Hadera. Later Laman Hendricks will introduce an Azerbaijani dance.

Friday, September 8, 7-9:45 pm.
The admission fee is $5 for those 18 and older.

There is no fee for those under 18,
but they must be supervised by a designated person 18 or older.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

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September 22: AIFD Open House!!!
It'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!

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.


Laman Hendricks
One of this week's teachers is Laman Hendricks. Laman will be introducing a dance from Azerbaijani. Born in Azerbaijan, Laman has developed in depth knowledge and experience in dances of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, India, and more. We are looking forward to learning from Laman. Find out more about Laman's dance backrgound, experience, and achievements here.
Link of the week:
State Ensembles Dance of Azerbaijan.

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
We will not be meeting during the summer. We will resume in the fall. Keep an eye out.
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.

Monday, Sep 11: Csardas Beginners' Class.
Ever wanted to check out Hungarian dancing? The Csárdás Hungarian Dancers of Austin is starting a new basic class. Monika and Alma will teach Szilagysagi, a couple dance from Transylvania. Please come by and check us out. No experience or partner is necessary. 7-8 pm, Backroom, HRC, free.

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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