AIFD Newsletter
September 9, 2016
CakeCakeThis Friday at dancing
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Holly DJs, Celsa assists.
Holly PlotnerCelsa Sanchez Do you or a fellow dancer have a birthday or anniversary in September? Come to folk dancing to celebrate with song, dance, and cake! Holly Plotner will be our DJ for this lively evening of dancing. She will be assisted by Celsa Sanchez.
Teaching: Travel with Kathleen McDonagh to Romania to learn dances that celebrate weddings, Kathleen McDonaghbirths, and everything in between. Her featured teaching will be Ina Ina, an Aromanian dance with hints of Macedonian, Greek and Bulgarian influences, originally presented by Christian and Sonia. Teaching begins at 7 PM.

Friday, September 9, 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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Our membership drive is coming to an end. Anyone who has danced for at least one month can join at any time, but Friday, September 16, will be the deadline for anyone who wants a new name badge. To become a member, fill out the membership form at folk dancing and give it and $10 to any AIFD Board member.

SunKeep calm SeptemberSeptember
- John Updike

"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
Link of the week:
Swiss folk dancing.

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. (Old channel - can't be updated.)
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
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:45, HRC, backroom, free.
1st Wed: singing; 2nd & 5th Wed: music jams; 3rd Wed: slow music jam; 4th Wed: dance - often with live music (no partner necessary).
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:

Saturday, September 17: Homegrown plays for Contra.
Home Grown Contra Band Homegrown Contra Band will play a full evening of contra music at 3rd Saturday Contra on Saturday, September 17. Come enjoy a fun evening of contra dance. Just click on the Saturday, September 17 date at this website for details:

November 4-6: OCIFD 33rd Annual Old Country Weekend
Join the Oklahoma City International Folk Dancers for a lively weekend of teaching, dancing, and live music. See the event flier for full details, including fees, location, and registration info.

Texas Camp 2016!!
Tcamp 2016Registration is open for Texas Camp 2016. If you are a member of TIFD, a registration packet should have arrived. Alternatively, registration details, online registration form, and camp information are available at Key dates:
October 1Deadline for all scholarship applications
October 15Deadline for “family priority” private housing requests
November 1Deadline for regular registration ($25 late fee after this date)
November 8Absolute last day to register!
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